• James Townsend

Raider Girls Basketball Knocked Out in District Semi-Final

The Portland girls basketball team faced off against the Orioles of Charlotte in the district semi-finals on Wednesday night, and unfortunately the lady Raiders season came to an end with a 52-49 loss.

Score by quarter:

Portland 4-6-19-20-49

Charlotte 12-10-14-16-52

The Raiders got off to a slow start, but challenged the Orioles late in the game, outscoring them in both the third and fourth quarters.

Leslie Barker led the Raiders with 16 points, eight of which were in the fourth quarter. Olivia Sandborn added 10 points. Shelby Battley and Ava Gruber each had nine points. Jolee Pung had three and Cally Goodman had two.

The girls end with a 6-15 overall record. They were fifth in the CAAC White with a conference record of 3-7.

Charlotte will face Ionia in the district championship on Friday.

Photo is from a contest earlier this year.

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