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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Richmond Spartans rediscovered a bit of their shooting touch Thursday night as they grabbed a 50-42 road victory over the Holden Eagles. Richmond bounced back from a tough shooting night earlier in the week at Knob Noster to even up its MRVC East record at 1-1 and overall mark to 5-2.
The Spartans hit 11 of their 21 field goal attempts inside the 3-point arc, while knocking down 6 of 19 outside the line.
Defensively, Richmond bounced back after allowing the Eagles (3-4, 0-2) 17 first-quarter points. Holden held a 17-13 lead entering the second period, but managed just 10 points over the next two quarters.
The Spartans took a 28-23 lead at the break and held a 37-27 advantage heading into the final 8 minutes.
Reid Summers hit three of his five 3-point buckets in the opening quarter on the way to a 21-point night. Summers tied Holden’s Coleman Anstine for scoring honors. Anstine scored 9 of his points in the fourth quarter as the Eagles tried to close the gap. The Spartans held the Eagles off in the final 8 minutes by hitting 8 of 10 free throws.