Lady Raiders lose nail biter in Border Wars Tournament

Published 3:05 pm Sunday, December 29, 2019

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PHENIX CITY, AL – After thoroughly dismantling Edgewood (AL) 40-10 in their first game of the 2019 Border Wars Tournament in Phenix City, AL, the Southland Academy Lady Raider basketball team (SA) found themselves in a much tougher test against Lee-Scott Academy (LSA) from Auburn, AL on Saturday, December 28. Unfortunately for the Lady Raiders (8-1), though they fought extremely hard all the way to the end, they suffered their first loss of the season, a 44-43 defeat at the hands of the Lady Warriors at the Glenwood School.

The Lady Raiders finish the Border Wars Tournament at 1-1, but his game proved to be an excellent test for SA as they go into region play in January.

Three Lady Raiders scored in double figures. Riley Mitchell led SA in scoring with 12 points, while both Haleigh Warren and Holly McCain each poured in 10. Maddie Crisp scored seven points and Reese Roland chipped in four in the losing cause.

Up next for the Lady Raiders is a trip to Perry, GA to take on Westfield on Friday, January 3, at 6:30 p.m. They will then host their first home game of 2020 on Saturday, January 4, against Glenwood (AL) at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Raiders will begin GISA Region 3-AAA play when they host Valwood on Tuesday, January 7. Tip off is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.