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Raiders Sports Clips: Girls Basketball Begins Season; Swimming and Indoor Track Updates

Richmond girls basketball in action in its season opener last week. They fell to 55-51 to Fairmont.
Photo courtesy of Principal Jim Butler.

Richmond Girls Basketball 

ROCKINGHAM – On Wednesday, the Lady Raiders varsity basketball team were on the road, and were defeated by Fairmont High School in a close contest 55-51. Sophomore guard Allexis Swinney lead the team with 12 points, and freshman Jakerra Covington followed up with eight of her own. Talia Wall chipped in nine points, while Hailey Miller and Keionna Love both provided five points each.

“They played with a great deal of intensity even though we came up short of the win,” said head coach Rosalind McDonald. “Turnovers and missed baskets hurt us.”

The Lady Raiders are back in action Tuesday, as they’ll host Purnell Swett High School in their home opener. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.


Indoor Track and Field

The Richmond Raiders girls indoor track team finished fourth out of 13 teams Wednesday at East Alamance High School in Alamance County in their first meet of the season for the new winter sport.

According to head coach Reggie Miller, Kibreanna Stewart finished second in the high jump event, while Crystal Johnson also placed second in the shot-put. Monasia Kearns placed fifth in the 55-meter run, and the girls’ 4×2 relay team consisting of Kearns, Harmony Jones, Dymond McNeal and Maddisyn Diggs finished second overall. The 4×8 relay team placed third, respectively.


Richmond Boys and Girls Swimming

Last week, the Richmond boys and girls swimming teams opened their seasons St. Andrews University in Laurinburg. According to sources close to the RO, no official times or results were available because of the approximately 200 disqualifications that took place during the eight-school meet.


Both teams are back in action Wednesday, again at St. Andrews, and head coach Mike Way is hoping for official results. He also noted that both teams competed well in the season opener, and is expecting another strong performance this week.




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