The Varsity Boys Basketball team hosted Lanier for a pre-season scrimmage on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Coming off last season's Elite 8 run and having to replace more than 80% of the scoring from last year's team, Head Coach Buck Jenkins finds himself with a bench full of new faces. The Raiders trailed most of the way Thursday evening, even facing double digit deficits several times. At halftime, the Raiders were behind by ten points; however, the players never quit. With less than two minutes to go in the game, the Raiders battled back to take their first lead. As soon as Junior Davis Herndon hit two free throws to put the Raiders ahead, the team never looked back. A combination of tenacious defense with timely shooting secured the 64-60 victory.
Senior forward Christian Sutton led with a double double: 23 points and 10 rebounds. Herndon added 20 points and Senior point guard Rudy Fitzgibbons added another 7. All 12 players saw action in the scrimmage.
The Raiders play their first regular season game against a much improved Holy Innocents' team on Tuesday evening, November 14. Tip is 7pm in the Raider gym.