2022.01.19 Girls Basketball: Lightridge @ Riverside

Lansdowne, VA (January 19, 2022) - The Riverside Rams, in the midst of a solid 9-4 campaign, hosted the Lightridge Lightning for a non-district mid-winter matchup. The home team needed to build momentum to compete with the likes of Briar Woods and Woodgrove in the Potomac District, while the visitors were looking to build foundation for a young program.

Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.

The Rams opened the game up with a pressing defense that somewhat befuddled the Lightning. But the younger program hung in there and kept the game manageable--at least for the first quarter. As the period ended, Riverside had a solid 17-8 lead. And they nearly doubled the margin by halftime, 31-16.

In their most complete stretch of the game, Lightridge played flawlessly for the first five minutes of the third quarter. The team's best moment of the game came when Riverside had to call timeout with their lead reduced to 35-24. Coming out of that quick break, the Rams re-implemented an all-out press and restored their lead as the quarter ended, 45-29.

Now confident and focused, Riverside kept the Lightning from gaining any further ground and closed out their tenth win of the season.

Final Score: Riverside 64 - Lightridge 42 

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