Raiders unable to defend home court against Patriots

Published 12:02 pm Friday, February 13, 2015

After Tuesday night’s game against Southampton Academy, Amelia head coach Quintin Aldrige remarked that the opposing Raiders are a “very fundamental” team. However, very fundamental was not enough to win the game, as they dropped their penultimate home game of the season, 70-43.

“We actually struggle against teams like that, but our Nikola Lakic hit some shots, and our team played very hard (to get the win),” he continued.

His Patriots briefly fell behind to open the game, 4-0, but quickly fought back to gain control of the contest. Lakic knocked down four-consecutive 3-point baskets at one point in the game, finishing with a game-high 20 points. The team, as a whole, added eight baskets from behind the arch on the night.

“It was a tough loss, but I thought that our kids played well,” said Southampton Academy head coach Chris Pope. “I think that we executed our offense well when we were able to get down court and set up.”

As he has on many occasions this season, Andrew Lowe led the Raiders in scoring with 10 points.

The Raiders (8-12) will host the Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot (19-7) basketball team tonight. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.