Ruthven-Ayrshire Sweeps Knights
RUTHVEN – With the mercury below zero outside, the action was plenty hot in the Ruthven-Ayrshire High School gym Monday night. In-county rivals Ruthven-Ayrshire and Graettinger/Terril squared off in a make-up game from a week earlier, and in the end, the host Raiders claimed the sweep of the doubleheader.
In the girls contest, Ruthven-Ayrshire donned pink uniforms for their “Pink Out” night against breast cancer as they hosted G/T. The two clubs battled to a 6-6 tie after the opening quarter of play, but Ruthven-Ayrshire edged out to a 19-11 lead a the break. The Raiders doubled up the Knights, 30-15 after three quarters, but the Knights fought back in the final quarter, but fell short as Ruthven-Ayrshire held on to record the 39-32 victory.
Marly Bakken led the Raiders with 12 points, while Sadie Forey added eight and Keely Williamson chipped in seven points. Caitlyn Reed and Shyanne Zaragoza both had four points and alesha Sikora and Emily Moran each had two points.
For G/T, Brooke Hoffman had 16 points, while Tiffany Harris added six. Mariah Girres and Morgan Matthews both scored four points and Cassie Hampson added two points.
The boys game was a back and forth affair, as the Knights took a 10-7 lead after one quarter, but RA battled back for a 26-16 halftime lead. The Raiders led 35-32 at the end of the third frame, but the Knights made a game out of it before RA made free throws at the end to earn the 47-42 win.
Trevin Enderson led the Raiders with 13 points and Kyle Toillion added 11. Colton Bakken scored seven and Brecken Stukey added six, while Dylan Smith tallied four points and Carter Williamson and Austin Dyer both had three.
The Knights were led by Colin Leiting’s 15 points and Ty Bisenius added 12 points. Beau Craig came away with six points, while Jesse Nissen and Cody Chapman both had four points and Eric Hatland chipped in one point.