By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Reid Summers knocked down a 3-point bucket to send the Spartans into overtime Friday night at Cameron and then hit another in the extra session to help Richmond to a 62-60 road victory.
Summers ended the night with a game-high 36 points to give the Spartans the win in a very tough place for visiting teams. Richmond is now 2-0 heading into this week’s Husker Classic in Higginsville. RHS coach Duane Bastob said it was a complete team victory.
“It was an awesome win,” he said. “It was a great high school atmosphere and all the kids played well as a team. I am extremely proud of their efforts and we executed at key portions of the game.”
Summers hit five of eight attempts inside the arc, and five of 17 outside the arc as Richmond shot 45 percent from the field. The Spartans connected on 12 of 20 field goals inside the 3-point line. The Spartans converted 14 of 22 from the free throw line, while Cameron, now 1-1 for the year, hit 11 of 16 attempts.
Richmond held a 14-10 lead after the opening 8 minutes and then took a 26-18 cushion into the locker room at the half. Sean Gray, who ended the night hitting four buckets from 3-point range, hit his final two of the night in the third period to help the Dragons cut into the Spartan lead.