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Ingram, Crump score late to lift JV Raiders past Pine Forest

Davion Ingram (35) lays in two points late in Monday's win. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

FAYETTEVILLE — Stepping outside of Sandhills Athletic Conference play on Monday, the Richmond junior varsity boys’ basketball team kept its winning streak alive.

Going from its largest win of the season to one of its closest, the JV Raiders won their 13th game in a row with a 48-42 win over Pine Forest High School.

Coming down to the final 35 seconds to decide, a pair of close-range baskets from sophomore Davion Ingram and four shots from the line by sophomore Keidreion Crump sealed the win. Ingram finished the night with a career-high 14 points to lead the team.

A defensive battle in the first half yielded a low-scoring effort from both teams. The JV Raiders took a 19-9 lead into the break. 

Richmond scored all of its first-half points in the first quarter, led by six points each from Ingram and freshman Amer Morrison.

Rolling out to a 16-2 lead, Richmond’s shooting went cold for the rest of the first half. The JV Raiders scored just three more points the rest of the first and didn’t find the basket in the second. 

Also scoring early on were sophomore Keyonta Davis (5 points) and freshman Tate Craven (2 points). 

The second half was just as inconsistent for both teams, which both went on big runs to flip the score. Richmond started the third quarter much like the first, rolling to a 28-14 lead, its largest of the game. 

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Bookending the run were a pair of Ingram transition buckets, who finished with a career-high 14 points. Sophomore Ali Tyson added a three-pointer and freshman Zamarion Robinson scored his two points in the game. 

Sophomore Keidreion Crump (4) connected on four free throws to ice the win. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

But Pine Forest (6-9) answered with an 18-0 run to take a lead into the fourth. With 0.4 seconds left on the clock, a free throw from freshman Terande Spencer made it a 32-29 deficit.

Four lead changes and three ties highlighted the fourth quarter, as four different JV Raiders found the basket. A putback by Spencer and a triple by Morrison knotted the game at 34 points.

Two more buckets from Spencer, along with a transition layup by Morrison to cap his 11 points, gave the JV Raiders a 40-38 lead with 2:54 to play. Spencer scored seven points in the win.

Following a pair of Pine Forest free throws to tie the score, Ingram took over by forcing two turnovers and converting them for four points in a seven-second span.

Leading 44-40, Crump was perfect from the line to score his only points of the game when they mattered most. He drained all four shots with less than 8 seconds on the game clock.

Now 17-1 on the season, the JV Raiders will close their season on the road at Scotland High School on Friday.

Richmond will enter play with an 11-0 record against Sandhills Athletic Conference opponents. Play is set for 4:30 p.m.