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Offensive struggles cost Lady Raiders against Northern Guilford

Junior Makailah Jackson (50) dishes out a pass after collecting one of her seven rebounds. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — The first win of the season continued to elude the Richmond Senior High School girls’ basketball team on Tuesday.

Dropping their fourth straight game to start the new campaign, the Lady Raiders suffered a 53-8 loss to non-conference Northern Guilford High School.

Much like the team’s previous games in the early going, Richmond struggled offensively against a fast-paced Lady Nighthawks’ defense.

“We are not a good team right now at any facet of the game,” head coach Teddy Moseley said. “We just have to keep working hard to get better.

“They are getting coached, and our coaches are busting their tails day in and day out at practice to prepare them,” he added. “We can’t execute anything and that’s a hard spot to be in as a coach.”

Managing to score just four points in the first half, two Lady Raiders found the basket for two points. 

Sophomore guard Quanna Bostick cut into a 6-0 deficit within the first two minutes of the opening period. She drove the paint for the team’s only points in the first. 

Northern Guilford (2-0) carried a 17-2 lead into the second quarter and opened on a 13-point run. 

Trailing 30-2, senior forward Nyla Stroman added the other two points on a putback following an offensive rebound. Her basket came with 1:43 to play, ending a 12:42 scoring drought. 

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In the opening two periods, the Lady Raiders committed 24 turnovers. 

Richmond scored its final four points of the game in the third quarter. 

With a running clock started by a free throw by Skyler Fowler with 3:51 to play, junior guard Keyoni Nichols hit a close-range shot for her two points.

With under 90 seconds to play in the third, senior guard C’Nedra Hinson connected on a pair of free throws to make it a 46-8 deficit.

Junior center Makailah Jackson led the team with seven rebounds. Richmond turned the ball over just seven times in the second half.

Jasmine Harris led the Lady Nighthawks with 15 points, followed by Malena DeLisa with 7 points.

The Lady Raiders (0-4) will have a quick turnaround and travel to Purnell Swett High School (2-0) on Wednesday. 

Meeting for the second time this season, Richmond and the Lady Rams will start the non-conference game at 6 p.m.

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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.