Despite their tough loss, the Lady Raider basketball team had an outstanding season


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The girls team raising the District Championship plaque.

Elizabeth Brown, News Editor

The Lady Raider Basketball Team had another historic and hard-fought season, finishing with a 28-2 season.  

The ladies clinched their fourth straight regular-season champions title, and they won their second consecutive District Championship over Tullahoma. 

The team was one game shy of a region championship, which the Lady Raiders have never done before in the history of the program. This team was the only one in District 8-AAA to get past the quarterfinal game in the region. 

The Lady Raiders fell to a very physical Oakland team. The Lady Patriots went on a 21-0 run, and the Lady Raiders could not answer. 

At halftime, the ladies were trailing 15-32, and although they brought it back to 8 points with six minutes to play, the girls could not answer Oakland. Bella Vinson brought the deficit to 5, but it was just too late. 

In addition, the girls were without Emma Fulks, who is their sixth man. With that, the same five girls were in the game the whole time, leaving them winded and tired. 

Meanwhile, Oakland often subbed in a few fresh legs, and that was a huge advantage. In addition, the Lady Raiders missed ten free throws, which could have ultimately changed the game. 

Although they lost, the girls led the team through a historical season and the school is proud of their accomplishment.