Multiple Teams · Cardinal Ritter High School Basketball JV Boys beats Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School 70-58

Sport Basketball JV Boys
Home Score 58 Away Score 70
Game Recap
The Cardinal Ritter junior varsity team avenges an earlier season loss to Crispus Attucks with a 70-58 win.Nearly a month ago, the Raiders dropped their first game of the season to the Tigers by a score of 54-43, but much has changed since December. In the opening round of the Indianapolis City Tournament, Cardinal Ritter used a tenacious defensive effort to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Raiders started the opening quarter forcing turnovers in the backcourt and converting them into easy shots. Anthony Dumes set the tone for the game by tallying 3 steals, 3 assists and scoring 5 points in the first quarter. However, the Tigers turned the quarter around by forcing several turnovers and hitting some difficult shots to tie the game at 12.

This back and forth action carried into the second quarter, but with the quick pace of the game, a deep bench was a crucial factor of this game. Zach Morris came off the bench and netted 7 points in the quarter alone and dished out 4 assists. However, the Tigers carried a 31-30 advantage heading into halftime.

With a breather, the Raiders made their push with the help of their big men in the third quarter. Ben Okafor hit two long balls and Josh Majors knocked down two jumpers, while grabbing 14 rebounds between the two of them to separate the two squads. Cardinal Ritter kept their foot on the gas pedal by forcing 20 turnovers throughout the game and then turning around to make fast break points and recording 15 assists as a team. At the end of three, the away team was leading 49-40.

Cardinal Ritter built upon this energy in the fourth quarter and led by 15 points at a time behind Alex Downard’s team high 13 points. On the other side of the ball, the Tigers did not give up and Gerald Eldridge helped stage a comeback by scoring a game high 16 points. The Tigers cut it to single digits midway through the fourth quarter, but the Raiders made enough free throws to keep the game out of reach, winning by a dozen.

Looking ahead, the Raiders will put their 5 game winning streak to the test against the Cathedral Irish Saturday morning at Arligton for a chance to advance to the semifinals of the City Tournament later in the afternoon.

As a note, the Varsity basketball team will take on the Rockets this Friday at Broad Ripple High School in a consolation game matchup set to tip off at 6:00.

Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2
Cardinal Ritter High School 12 18 19 21
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School 12 19 9 18


Team Player FGs-L FT Made FT Att. Total Pts
Cardinal Ritter Alford 1 2 2 5
Cardinal Ritter Bacon 3 4 3
Cardinal Ritter Morris 3 2 2 9
Cardinal Ritter Downard 4 4 6 13
Cardinal Ritter Dumes 3 5 8 12
Cardinal Ritter Brown 2 0 1 4
Cardinal Ritter Okafor 3 2 4 10
Cardinal Ritter Majors 4 0 2 8
Cardinal Ritter Sims 3 6
Crispus Attucks Eldridge 7 16
Crispus Attucks Sultzer 5 2 9 12
Crispus Attucks Johnson 1 3 4 5
Crispus Attucks Sibande 2 4
Crispus Attucks Lockhart 3 4 4 11
Crispus Attucks Johnson-Bey 1 2
Crispus Attucks Fitzgerald 2 1 3 5
Crispus Attucks Scanlan 1 1 2 3

3 Pointers

Team Player 3s
Cardinal Ritter Alford 1
Cardinal Ritter Morris 1
Cardinal Ritter Downard 1
Cardinal Ritter Dumes 1
Cardinal Ritter Okafor 2
Crispus Attucks Eldridge 2
Crispus Attucks Lockhart 1

Team Totals

Rebounds Assists Turnovers
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School 20
Cardinal Ritter High School 31 15 9

Team Leaders

Player Rebounds Assists
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School
Cardinal Ritter High School Majors 9 1


Total Tech.
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School 25
Cardinal Ritter High School 19

Players Fouled Out

Crispus Attucks: