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Through the first two games of the Hamilton Invitational, the Richmond Spartans have broken out the long ball. After nailing a dozen 3-point buckets in an opening-round victory over Gallatin, the Spartans added 13 more Thursday night in a 55-42 victory over West Platte.
The Spartans, now 10-6, will meet Hamilton Saturday night at 8 in the championship game in a rematch of their title game last season, won by Richmond 65-58. It will also give Richmond a chance to gain some revenge for a 59-43 loss to the No. 1-ranked Class 2 Hornets in the championship of the Lawson Tournament.
Richmond and Hamilton have met four times in tournament title games the past two seasons.
Leading the 3-point parade Thursday night for the Spartans was senior Blaine Broderick. Broderick knocked down a half-dozen 3-pointers Thursday, which now gives him 128 for his career to break the school mark of 127 held by Adam Carroll, the brother of current Spartan Kyle Carroll.
PHOTO: Blaine Broderick took over the RHS career 3-point mark Thursday night after hitting 6 in the Spartans’ victory over West Platte at the Hamilton Invitational. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)
The full story is in the Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 edition of The Daily News.