The Ridge View girls won their first Class 2A Regional Basketball Tournament game with a 58-38 victory over South O'Brien in Holstein Saturday night, but then ran into the Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove buzzsaw in Ida Grove Tuesday night and fell hard, 80-37 to the 22-0, #1 rated Falcons.
Three Raptors broke into double figures in the win over South O'Brien, with Egypt Clayton scoring 15 points, followed by Nicole Snyder 12, and Brooke Wiese 10.
Clayton also led the winners on the boards with 13 rebounds for a sweet double-double performance, and Emily Schiernbeck snagged five rebounds. Clayton also led in steals with three, and Roxanne Grundmeier paced Ridge View in assists with four, to go along with her nine points and six boards.
The Raptors sank 19-58 field goals for 33 percent, and converted 15-28 free throws.
"We played arguable our best half of the season in the first half of this game," said Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "We executed the offense very well with few turnovers and escellent shot selection. The team played great for the first tournament game."
Clayton tallied 13 in the loss to OA-BCIG, and Grundmeier scored 11. Clayton had seven rebounds and Grundmeier six.
Ridge View made 14-46 shots for a chilly 30 percent, and was 8-11 from the foul line.
"I thought out girls fought hard, but OA-BCIG was much better on both ends of the court throughout the game," noted Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "They play with a lot of intensity for the full game and that took its toll on our team.
"Our girls can hold their heads high for the season they had. It started out pretty tough with a 1-5 start, but they managed to go 12-3 the rest of the way. Our seniors provided stability for the team and we had several girls step up from game to game to help the team. Our sophomores started playing like juniors in the second half of the season and they really gave the team a boost."
The Raptors end their season with a 13-8 record.