Season ends for Ravenwood against #1 Overton
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Ravenwood’s girls’ basketball team got off to a slow start and never recovered last night, falling to District 12-AAA champion Overton 55-22 in the quarter-finals of the Region 6-AAA basketball tournament.
“We set as a goal making the regional tournament,” said first year coach Matt Robinson. “We did that. Everything else was about getting experience.
“We really thought we had a chance tonight if could keep them from getting second chance points, we didn’t turn the ball over. I just didn’t think we’d shoot about 8% from the field.
“That happens some nights and it happened to us tonight.”
The final tally may not be that low, but it must have seemed that way to Robinson and his staff on the bench. The Lady Raptors trailed 21-9 at the half. Bailey Swayze scored all nine first half points for her team.
“She is a fireball for us. She came off the bench a lot during the year, but she could have started easily. She was hurt until just before Christmas break and she was really just beginning to find her stride. Hopefully we can keep her healthy all next season.”
Swayze ended the game as the high scorer for Ravenwood, providing 11 of the 22 total points. Colyn Springer scored 6 in the team’s final game.
Ravenwood loses just three seniors, starter Colleen Leyrer, Ty Lawless and volleyball all-star and former John Maher Scholar-Athlete of the Month Taylor Briggs. Robinson credited all three for their leadership, both on and off the court.
Posted on: 2/21/2014