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JV Raiders coast to 12th straight win

Freshman Zamarion Robinson lays in two of his career-high 20 points on Friday. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond junior varsity boys’ basketball team continued its domination over its Sandhills Athletic Conference opponents on Friday.

Remaining perfect in SAC play, the JV Raiders notched their 12th straight win with a 98-23 running-clock victory over visiting Lee County High School.

The 75-point win was the largest margin of victory for the team this season. 

Freshmen Amer Morrison (25 points) and Zamarion Robinson (20 points) each netted a new career-high. 

Sophomore Keyonta Davis (18 points) and freshman Terande Spencer (12 points) both reached double figures.

A productive defensive effort in the first half turned into a lot of points for the JV Raiders, who took a 26-3 lead after the first quarter. 

Richmond scored 13 points off turnovers in the early going, as Davis and Morrison traded buckets to make it a 16-0 lead. 

During that stretch, Morrison had two three-pointers and Davis had six points in the paint. Lee County called a timeout with 4:22 left. 

Freshman Amer Morrison (23) drives to the hoop for two of his 25 points. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

Extending their lead to 24-0, the JV Raiders used a bucket by Spencer, three points from sophomore Ali Tyson and a Davis three-ball. 

The JV Yellow Jackets (1-15, 0-10 SAC) got on the board with a three-pointer with 1:19 left in the quarter. Another Davis layup made it a 24-point lead. 

Lee County scored two free throws early in the second, but Richmond continued to find the basket. Quick passes and defensive pressure built up a 59-9 halftime lead. 


Seven different players scored in the second stanza for the JV Raiders, led by Robinson’s 12 points. The first of his two triples in the quarter started the running clock with 3:58 left before the half. 

Spencer added eight points and sophomore Davion Ingram connected on a pair of free throws and a basket for the first four of his eight points in the game. 

Freshman Tate Craven added to the lead with a three-pointer and Davis, Morrison and Tyson each scored two points before the break. 

A 16-6 run in the third quarter featured 11 points from Morrison. He knocked down a pair of triples, finishing the game with four shots from downtown, tied with Robinson. 

Davis scored a three-ball and Craven rounded out his five points with a field goal. 

Freshman Tate Craven intercepts a pass in the first quarter of Friday’s win. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)

The final period saw Richmond net 23 points from six players. Davis, Morrison and Spencer each had two points. 

Robinson led the way with his final eight points, rattling home two triples and a field goal. 

Sophomore Keidreion Crump was the last JV Raider to find the basket, scoring five points in the fourth. He connected on a three-pointer and a shot off the glass and Ingram scored his final four points. 

The JV Raiders (16-1, 11-0 SAC) will travel to non-conference Pine Forest and rival Scotland high schools next Monday and Friday to wrap up their season. Action will start at 4:30 p.m. both days.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.