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Ridge View boys beat West Monona, fall to Westwood

Friday, January 21, 2011

Isaiah Miller of Ridge View steps out to defend Kingsley-Pierson sharpshooter Colin Henrich during recent boys basketball action in Holstein. Both players are their team's leading scorers. Photo by Paul Struck
SCHALLER - The Ridge View Raptors broke open a close game by outscoring West Monona 27-8 in the fourth quarter, on their way to a 77-56 win in Western Valley Conference boys basketball action here on Saturday.

Isaiah Miller registered another double-double for the Raptors, scoring 22 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, and he was ably assisted by Seth Johnson, who tallied 20 points and seven rebounds, and Kris Alesch, who scored 11 and grabbed nine boards.

Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said was very pleased with his team's scoring balance and especially with their strong finish.

West Monona had three players score in double figures - Austin Bales, with 14 points, and Taylor Pratt and Josh Westendorf, who each scored 10.

Ridge View's Austin Graf plays tough defense on Kingsley-Pierson's Tate Rohde (23) during recent basketball action in Holstein. The Raptors split two recent games. Photo by Paul Struck
The win lifted Ridge View's season mark to 5-7 and put their conference mark at 1-4.

On Tuesday, Ridge View got down by eight points in the first quarter of their Western Valley Conference game with Westwood here, and though they closed the gap some, they never quite got the job done, falling to the Rebels, 58-53.

Seth Johnson led the Raptors' scoring attack with 25 points, while Isaiah Miller tallied 13. Miller's 12 rebounds gave him a double-double, one of many he has fashioned this season. Kris Alesch scored seven points and grabbed eight boards for Ridge View, and Johnson added five boards and three assists.

Greg Sibenaller scored 23 points for Westwood and Jordan Hansen, with 14, and Ben Winters ,with 10, also hit double digits for the Rebels.

Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said, "This was a hard fought game. Unfortunately, we came up short in the 4th quarter. Westwood is well-coached and they play with a lot of poise when the game is on the line. We battled, but just had a couple of shots go in -and- out in the fourth quarter. The ball just didn't bounce our way."

The Raptors are now 5-8 on the season and 1-5 in Western Valley Conference play. They travel to Moville tonight to take on Woodbury Central, and then next week is the WVC Tournament, with games beginning on Monday.

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