Riders win league opener

RHS-86, Foreman-66

Roosevelt‘s basketball team started their league season off right by stinging the Foreman High School Hornets 86-66. The RHS basketball team were in command throughout the whole game.

The starting line-up consisted of Larry Peoples at center, Paul Jefferson and Donald Ray as forwards, and James Williams and Irwin Jefferson at the guards positions.

The first field goal of the game was scored by Irwin Jefferson on a fifteen foot jump shot. The Riders kept Foreman scoreless for the first few minutes of the game and allowed them only 13 points in the first quarter while we scored 27 points. The score at half was a comfortable lead of 44 to 31 in Roosevelt‘s favor.

After the half-time entertainment, the third quarter was a little tense as Foreman cut the margin to 5 points. But then Roosevelt started moving again and led 64-52 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth period, Roosevelt eased into a comfortable lead as all of the players on the team got to see action on the floor. The final score was 86-66.

The top scorers for Roosevelt were Paul Jefferson with 26 points, Don Ray with 25, and James Williams with 21.

Foreman133152 — 66
Roosevelt274464 –86
FGFTPts.
Peoples102
P. Jefferson12226
Williams8521
Ray8925
Whittaker000
I. Jefferson248
King102
Steele022
Porter000
Washington000
Bickham000

Basketball schedule

  • Von Steuben, January 28, Wednesday (X)
  • Foreman, February 6, Friday
  • Senn, February 11, Wednesday (X)
  • Sullivan, February 18, Wednesday
  • Schurz, February 20, Friday (X)
  • Von Steuben, February 25, Wednesday

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