Lady Rams split two

Published 2:30 pm Friday, December 3, 2010

AHOSKIE – Ridgecroft School has split a pair of recent outings.

The Lady Rams’ basketball squad knocked off Faith Christian School 43-36 after suffering a 47-32 setback at the hands of Wayne Country Day School.

In the contest against Faith, Hennie Larabee poured in 17 points to pace Ridgecroft to the victory. Sara Hackney added nine in the contest.

“Overall, we had great teamwork and defense,” said Lady Rams’ skipper Susan Oliver. “The girls played as a team and were moving their feet on defense. Playing excellent defense was the key to the win.”

In addition to the leading scorers, the Rams got six points from Lauren Colson and five each from Miller Bryant and Brice Harrison while Nikki Smith added one. Morgan Powell led Faith Christian with 20 points.

Colson and Hackney led Ridgecroft on the boards with nine each while Harrison pulled down five caroms and Bryant had three.

Larabee had three steals for the evening while Colson and Bryant recorded two each.

Ridgecroft took the lead early on, outscoring Faith 12-6 in the opening quarter and never relinquished that advantage.

Days before, the Lady Rams suffered a bad night at the free throw line as they fell to Wayne Country Day.

WCDS outscored Ridgecroft 12-5 in the opening quarter and, despite rallying to outscore the home team 12-10 in the second period, Ridgecroft couldn’t come back.

Bryant led the Lady Rams offensively with 11 points while Hackney added eight. Larabee and Colson had five each with Harrison contributing three.

Catherine Ford paced Wayne Country Day with 19 points.

Ridgecroft will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to Pungo Christian Academy for the league opener for both schools.