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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
It was a record-breaking trip to Trenton for Richmond junior Reid Summers. Summers dialed up long distance over the two games and in Saturday’s finale – a 56-41 win over Warrenton – erased a couple of NCMC Holiday Hoops records.
Summers knocked down seven 3-point buckets on his way to a 31-point effort Saturday afternoon in helping Richmond improve to 8-3 for the season.
His seven treys set a new record for 3-pointers in a game, and his 13 3-pointers in Richmond’s two games in Trenton set another mark, previously shared by two others, including former Spartan Jacob Swope set in 2008 (7).
Along the way Saturday, Summers reached the 1,000-career point plateau for the Spartans.
Still, the Spartans had their hands full in holding off the Warriors who dropped to 4-6 after the loss. Coach Duane Bastob said his Spartans were able to get better offensive possessions, especially in the second half.
“It took us a while to get going, but we finally pulled away when we maximized our offensive possessions,” he said. “Reid heated up, Dee (Pritchett) beat them on the bounce and Quinton (Maxwell) supplied some inside force. Everyone played well defensively, we just need to rebound a little better.”
In addition to his scoring, Summers also grabbed a team-high 9 rebounds. Pritchett was also in double digits with 11 points, while dishing out a team-high 5 assists with 4 rebounds. Maxwell hit for 5 points with 4 rebounds and 3 steals.