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By Staff | Dec 22, 2009

RUTHVEN – There’s an old adage that you never want to play a team after a tough loss. Such was the lesson learned by Woden-Crystal Lake/Titonka on Friday night at Ruthven, as the Raiders of Ruthven-Ayrshire claimed a 75-32 win over the Tigers.

Then for good measure, the Raiders put an exclamation point on the first half of the season Saturday night with a 54-48 win over Armstrong-Ringsted.

In Friday’s game, the Raiders went on a scoring binge, getting 26 points from Mark Geelan and 18 points from Ryan Sikora in the winning effort. The Tigers could do little to stop the Raiders’ scoring inside the paint, where they had struggled in a game against Graettinger/Terril on Tuesday.

The Raider defense did its part as well, denying W/CL/T many shooting opportunities.

Mitch Schneider would add seven points to the effort, as did Zac Loring. Colton Bakken tallied five points, while Calvin Pomeroy tallied four points along with Logan Fischer. Trevin Enderson and Carter Williamson rounded out the scoring with two points each.

Mark Geelan pulled down nine rebounds, while Logan Fischer and Ryan Sikora each added five rebounds. Ryan Sikora dished out eight assists and Zac Loring dished out seven helpers.

Saturday night, the Raiders entertained Armstrong-Ringsted in a make-up game and handed the Mustangs a 54-48 defeat to close out the first half of the season.

Once again, Ruthven-Ayrshire was able to get good scoring inside with good balance, as Ryan Sikora would tally 17 points and grab 10 rebounds for the double-double, while Mark Geelan scored 16 points and collected 11 boards for his double-double.

Colton Bakken added seven points to the tally, while Zac Loring scored six points. Trevin Enderson and Logan Fischer both had four points to round out the effort. Ryan Sikora and Zac Loring both dished out five assists in the effort.

“We were in early foul trouble in the first half that took away from our aggressiveness,” noted RA?Head Coach Randy Hough, “But we were able to overcome this and held them to 16 points in the second half. We showed a spurt in the third quarter and really played some good basketball.”