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Ridge View girls win two recent games

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ridge View girls basketball coach Ken Slater, middle, instructs his team during a timeout, as assistant coach Tyler Phelan, top left, listens in during recent girls basketball action in Holstein. The Raptors have been on an impressive winning streak since the Christmas break. Photo by Paul Struck
The Ridge View girls, improving each time out, won two recent basketball games against tough foes, including a tense 51-48 victory at Woodbury Central to end the Western Valley Conference season, and a WVC Tournament opener 50-43 over Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in Holstein.

Brook Wiese tallied 20 points and hauled down eight rebounds to lead the Raptors over Woodbury Central, while her teammate Egypt Clayton scored 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Roxanne Grundmeier grabbed six rebounds, and Emily Schiernbeck led Ridge View with four assists from her guard position.

The winners netted 18-53 field goals for 34 percent, including a 4-8 effort from the three-point line. The Raptors sank 11-22 free throws.

"We executed our offense better that we have in the past," said Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "We had an 11-point lead with three minutes to go and Woodbury Central was able to come back by making some big shots and playing good defense. We got a little flustered, but we were able to hold on to get the win."

Clayton and Nicole Snyder paced the Raptors to the win over MV-AO, each scoring 16 points, while Grundmeier tallied 12. Clayton and Grundmeier led Ridge View's rebounding with five boards apiece.

The winners cashed in 19-40 shots for a warm 48 percent, including a 5-7 effort for three-balls. They sank 7-14 free throws.

"We were able to hang on for the win thanks to good shooting from the field and a strong defensive effort in the second half," said Slater. "I'm proud of the girls effort."

The Ridge View girls, who finished 5-2 for third place in the WVC, continue down the WVC tourney trail.

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