HOLSTEIN - Ridge View came out with a lot of intensity in the first quarter and, thanks to a 12-point outburst by Isaiah Miller, held a 16-8 lead over a tough Kingsley-Pierson team in Western Valley Conference boys' basketball action here on Friday.
However, K-P, coached by Aurelia native Adam Rapp, came back strong in the second quarter to grab a 29-28 lead at the half. The Panthers made some defensive adjustments and were able to limit Miller and increase their lead throughout the second half, winning the game 56-45.
Tate Rohde and Colin Henrich provided a solid one-two scoring punch for K-P, with Rohde tallying 19 points and Henrich good for 16. Henrich also led his team in assists and steals with four apiece.
Ridge View sank 19-47 field goals for 40 percent, and was 9-12 from the foul line. K-P netted 24-65 shots for 37 percent, and converted 10-13 free throws.
Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said that overall he was satisfied with the Raptors' performance against a quality opponent.
The Raptors are now 4-6 on the season and 1-3 in the Western Valley Conference, and will host West Monona in Schaller on Saturday.