The Cardinal Ritter Girls Basketball Team lost a heartbreaker at Triton Central 61-60 on Tuesday night. In their best outing of the year, the Lady Raiders jumped out to an early lead off the heels of Gabby Hicks and Maddie “3 Bombs” Briggeman.
The Raiders continued to play well in the second quarter with great defense and rebounding. The score at half was 36-26 Cardinal Ritter. The start was just as good in the second half as the Raider’s built a 17 point lead, only to see it shrink to one at the end of the 3rd quarter.
The Cardinal Ritter traded punches with the Tigers the entire 4th quarter with a shot to win at the buzzer that rimmed out.
The Lady Raiders were led in scoring by Hicks with 20 points and Briggeman with 15 points.
The girls are now 4-1 in Indiana Crossroads Conference play after their total dismantling of Scecina on Saturday.
The JV Lady Raiders also traveled to Triton Central on Tuesday. During a hard fought battle that saw several momentum shifts, the Tigers eventually prevailed. The Lady Raiders were lead in scoring by freshman Jenna Gruber who scored 10 while Kasey Morrison added 7.
The girls are back in action this Saturday at Covenant Christian with 12/1:30 tip times.