The Raptors trailed 15-4 in the first quarter, and 17-15 at halftime after limiting the Rebels to just two points in the second frame. Westwood took a 31-25 lead into the fourth quarter when Ridge View broke it open with a couple big baskets and a timely steal from Dana Hustedt off the bench.
Egypt Clayton led Ridge View's scoring with 15 points, followed by Hustedt and Brooke Wiese with 12 each. Clayton also led the winners on the boards with 10 rebounds, and Wiese led in steals with six, and assists with three.
The Raptors sank 15-48 field goals for 31 percent, including a 1-10 effort from the three-point line. Ridge View cashed in 19-30 free throws, several of those in the fourth quarter to pull away fro the win. Wiese was 8-14 from the line, and Hustedt 6-6.
"We were beyond sluggish the first quarter and paid the price," said Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "We improved the second quarter and showed more energy and got back in the ball game and only allowed Westwood two points.
"We were cold from outside until Dana Hustedt came off the bench and gave us a much-needed spark. This is defintely something we need when teams pack it in and try to take our inside girls away."
The 8-5 Ridge View girls play at Woodbury Central tonight in Moville.