RUTHVEN - It was a tough night at the line in the late going for the Ruthven-Ayrshire/Graettinger-Terril boys on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in a 54-52 loss to Ventura.
The Raiders would take an early lead and hold it through nearly the entire game on Tuesday, only to see their lead evaporate in the last four minutes of the game. A slump at the charity stripe would doom the Raiders and allow Ventura to escape with the two-point victory.
For RA/GT, Dylan Smith paced the offense with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Colin Leiting added 12 points, Austin Dyer scored 11 points, with Carter Williamson scoring nine points and Mitch Girres adding five points.
In the contest the Raiders shot 17 of 38 from the field and just 13 of 30 at the charity stripe.