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Raiders fall to Deerfield-Windsor in region tournament

By David Busman

 

AMERICUS – The Southland Raiders got off to a slow start against Deerfield-Windsor and couldn’t recover, losing 54-43 to the Knights Thursday, February 15, at the GSW Storm Dome.

The first quarter was fairly evenly matched, but the Knights led the Raiders at the end of the quarter 14-10.

In the second quarter, the Knights took total control, outscoring the Raiders 18-9 to take a 32-19 lead. In the second half, Southland’s performance still didn’t improve. The Knights outscored the Raiders 11-9 in the third quarter, and Deerfield-Windsor ha d a 43-28 lead at one point.

Southland tried to come back in the fourth quarter, as they outscored the Knights 15-11. However, it was not enough as Deerfield-Windsor ended up winning the game 54-43.

Daniel Ramsey led the Knights with 19 points in the victory. Saige Batten led the Raiders in scoring with 20 points.

“We missed a lot of shots and Deerfield-Windsor’s big center finally played a strong game”, Southland Head Coach Rundy Foster said. “

Being that they were the second seed going into the tournament, the Raiders are guaranteed an at-large bid to the GISA State Tournament. They will play the consolation game of their region Friday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m.