The Cardinal Ritter Boys Basketball Team lost to Emmerich Manual High School in a close 54-51 game on Thursday night. The Raiders came out hot out of the gates, but Manual fought back going on a long run in the second quarter to go up by double digits.
Despite the fact that the Raiders dominated play in the second half, it wasn’t enough to overtake the Redskins strong first half. Despite a strong finish with 19 points in the final quarter, Cardinal Ritter failed to secure the win.
“I Can See For” Miles Tracy was great as he shot 50% from the field including 3 big threes to lead scorers with 13. “Nasty” Nate Solits went into double digits as well scoring 10. Joey “Gamer” Gruber had 8 points and 10 rebounds, Tharran Cook and Shelby Turner also dropped 8.
The Raiders finished the game with 30 rebounds, 15 of them offensive.
The JV Raiders beat Manual, but lost in the final four to Cathedral, 39-48. LaRon Fleming was strong for the Raiders in both games.