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Raiders split with Myers Park, Jack Britt to start week

Junior Dylan Lampley (25) was one of six Raiders to score double figures in Wednesday's win. (Deon Cranford)

ROCKINGHAM — Splitting the first two of their three games this week, the Richmond Raiders rebounded back into the win column on Wednesday.

Richmond Senior High School suffered its first loss of the season, a 78-37 decision, to top-ranked Myers Park High School on Tuesday.

A night later, the Raiders and head coach Donald Pettigrew took care of business against former conference foe Jack Britt High School.

Relying on the efforts of six double-digit scorers, and 10 total players finding the basket, the Raiders routed the Buccaneers 75-47 on their home floor.

Junior point guard Javian Drake led the team with 12 points, netting six points in both halves. 

Juniors Dylan Lampley and Jamarion Wall, in company with freshman Jayden Hamilton, all finished with 11 points, and seniors Zion Baldwin and Dakota Chavis each cashed in 10 points. 

Adding to the victory were sophomores Keyonta Davis (4 points), Raymond Knotts (3 points) and Ahaiver McDonald (2 points), along with one point from junior Toby McInnis.

Freshman Jayden Hamilton (10) scored a career-high 11 points during Wednesday’s win. (Deon Cranford/The Richmond Observer)

Opening the game on a 7-0 run, the Raiders carried a 21-15 lead into the second quarter. 

Baldwin, who scored all 10 points in the first half, matched Chavis as both scored two buckets and a free throw to lead the team with five points.

Knotts and Wall splashed down one three-pointer apiece, Lampley started his night with a bucket and a foul shot and Drake notched his first two points.

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A 16-point second stanza by the Raiders put the home team ahead 37-22 at the break. Baldwin added his final five points of the game.

A pair of field goals by Drake gave him six points at the half, and Hamilton kicked off his scoring with a bucket and a free throw. Netting two points each were Chavis and Lampley.

A dozen of Richmond’s 22 points in the third quarter came from Drake and Lampley, who each knocked down three field goals for six points. 

Wall notched four more points, Chavis capped his night with three points and Hamilton got the crowd fired up with a triple at the buzzer to give the Raiders a 59-33 lead.

In the final eight minutes, Hamilton impressed by leading the team with his final five points. He connected on a field goal before adding his second three-pointer in the win.

Wall scored his final four points and Pettigrew turned to his bench for the remainder of the scoring. Davis scored a pair of buckets, McDonald netted one and McInnis connected on a free throw.

Senior Dakota Chavis (5) notched another double-digit scoring performance against Jack Britt. (Deon Cranford/The Richmond Observer)

Leading the Buccaneers (1-2) in scoring with 10 points each were Jayvien Richardson and Jaydon Adams.

The Raiders (2-1) will look to add to their early start with their first road game of the season on Saturday. Richmond will face Trinity Chirstian School at Fayetteville State University, starting at noon.

Note: Stats and game information were provided by the Richmond basketball team and Deon Cranford contributed to this article.

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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.