The Ridge View Raptors boys basketball team played three games recently, losing the first two before rebounding to win the third game.
Last Thursday, the Raptors traveled to Kingsley-Pierson for a Western Valley Conference match-up. Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said, "We had trouble getting things going in this one. Kingsley-Pierson shot the ball very well. It was a disappointing loss for us." The Panthers led all the way and won by a 67-61 score.
Isaiah Miller had a big game for the Raptors, scoring 30 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, while teammate Christian Bondinello scored 12 points. K-P had four players score in double figures, led by Brandon Bainbridge's 17 points.
The next evening, the Raptors traveled to Alta for a non-conference match-up, and the Cyclones came away with a 63-50 win.
Isaiah Miller and Seth Johnson both had double-double nights for the Raptors, as Miller scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Johnson scored 13 points with 11 boards. Christian Bondinello scored 10 points and had five rebounds.
Jaden Holton scored 23 points and Ryan Friedrich 15 points to lead the Cyclone attack.
Coach Tesch said, "We didn't play particularly well. Alta has some good ball handlers. We had trouble with their dribble penetration."
Playing for the third consecutive night on Saturday, the Raptors were on the road again, playing West Monona at Onawa. In this one, the Raptors jumped out to a 26-8 lead in the first quarter and maintained the lead, winning by a 71-55 score to improve their season record to 3-10.
Isaiah Miller had another double-double for the Raptors, scoring 33 points and garnering 16 boards, and Blake Woodke added 15 points for Ridge View.
Jacob Willey led West Monona's scoring with an 18-point effort.
Coach Tesch said, "We came out with a lot of energy in the first quarter. West Monona made a good run in the third quarter. We shot the ball a lot better than we have in recent games."
The Raptors host Woodbury Central Friday night at Holstein.