Ursuline basketball player Skylar Bolden fights for a loose ball against two St Elizabeths players photo by Mike Lang

Raiders remain undefeated with win over Vikings

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Ursuline basketball player Skylar Bolden fights for a loose ball against two St Elizabeths players photo by Mike Lang

Ursuline basketball player Skylar Bolden fights for a loose ball against two St Elizabeths players, photo by Mike Lang

Ursuline improved to 9-0 on the season with a 57-45 victory over cross town rival St Elizabeths. Over the years these two teams have had some memorable games against each other. Being so successful and in the same conference for years these teams are very familiar with each other which is why when these two teams match up you know it will be a competitive game.

After the quarter the game was tied at 12-12 as both teams found success getting to the basket. Ursuline was able to separate in the second quarter by using the press and applying pressure to the Vikings. They were able to force turnovers which turned into points and at times sent them on a few large runs. The Raiders took a 34-25 lead into the half. 

The Vikings were able to keep pace with the Raiders in the second half, but they were never able to climb back from the second quarter deficit. In that second quarter Ursuline outscored St Elizabeth 22-13. 

Ursuline was able to hold on to a 57-45 victory to remain undefeated. The Raiders were led by eighth grader Jezelle (JiJi) Banks and Jordin Tate who scored 13 points a piece. However Ursuline had 6 other players contribute points in this win. 

The Vikings were kept in this game by two players with Ericka Huggins leading all scorers with 27 points and Farrah White adding 12. 

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