-The Lady Raiders defeated Menchville 79-18 (yes, you read that correctly) on Wednesday night in their first game of the season. The girls led 37-11 at half and never looked back, outscoring the Monarchs 42-7 in the second half. LaQuanda Younger matched Menchville's total by herself and also had 8 rebounds and 7 steals. Taiyanah Scott equaled Younger's rebound total and added 16 points in the winning effort. Ashley Cunningham, who transferred from Menchville this year, had 9 steals to go with her 11 points. The JV girls won 54-24.
-The Raiders dropped their first game of the year to Menchville by a score of 67-60 on Wednesday, despite a 33-29 halftime lead. The Raiders were outscored 22-13 in the 4th quarter as the Monarchs pulled away. Breven Lyons led the Raiders with 19 points; Devon Asbury chipped in 15 and Jelani Saunders scored 12. LJ Carney, Doryan Soto, and Patrick Hunt (brother of Colin Hunt, an '03 grad and basketball standout) added 4 points each. Melvin Hazleton and Cameron Riggsbee scored 1 point each. The JV boys won 52-41.