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Raiders Fall To West Bend-Mallard

By Staff | Feb 1, 2011

The action got intense Friday night at West Bend when the Wolverines and Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders met up. R-A's Kyle Toillion, middle, gets whacked on the cheek by Chris Schmidt, right,as he battles with the Wolverines' Taylor Foley , left, for the rebound. -- Tim Dahlhauser photo

WEST?BEND – Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Raiders were sent home with a pair of losses at the hands of West Bend-Mallard on Friday night in Cornbelt Conference action.

In the girls contest, the Lady Wolverines earned a 41-32 win over Ruthven-Ayrshire and in the boys contest, the Raiders fell at the hands of West Bend-Mallard by a 53-37 tally.

The Lady Wolverine defense limited Ruthven-Ayrshire to just four points in the first quarter, but the Raiders would score 14 in the second period. But the third quarter would be a repeat of the first frame with another four-point effort before scoring 10 points in the final quarter for the 41-32 final.

Alesha Sikora would tally the double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the game, while Sadie Forey added nine points and 13 rebounds to the effort, with three assists. Caitlyn Reed and Shyanne Zaragosa both scored five points, while Emily Moran added two points to the effort.

In the boys’ contest, the Raiders would battle the Wolverines hard in a physical contest. After jumping out to a 9-0 lead on the Wolverines, the Raiders simply couldn’t maintain the momentum as the Wolverines were able to hit their outside shots and go on to take the 53-37 win.

For the Raiders, Colton Bakken and Dylan Smith both had the double-double with Bakken grabbing 16 points and 11 boards while Smith added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Trevin Enderson hit five points and dished out five helpers, while Kyle Toillion added three points.

In action for the Raider boys back on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at home, the Raiders fell to Clay Central-Everly by a 55-38 score.

Once again, the Raiders battled well and played good defense but struggled offensively in the loss. Colton Bakken would come up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Trevin Enderson added 14 points, while Dylan Smith tallied eight points. Carter Williamson and Kyle Toillion would both score three points each in the effort.

“We played well defensively, but are still inconsistent on offense,” noted Head Coach Randy Hough. “We hit some long shots but we just weren’t able to overcome the deficit.”