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No. 16: RHS surpasses mark for season wins

Madison Cole (24) heads down the lane to score 2 of her team-high 14 points Thursday night at Carrollton. Richmond lost to the Lady Trojans on their home court, but returned the favor Friday night to win for a school-record 16th time this season. (Photo by Colby Gordon/Carrollton Democrat)

Madison Cole (24) heads down the lane to score 2 of her team-high 14 points Thursday night at Carrollton. Richmond lost to the Lady Trojans on their home court, but returned the favor Friday night to win for a school-record 16th time this season. (Photo by Colby Gordon/Carrollton Democrat)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

oke the school mark for wins Friday night by chalking up No. 16 in a 42-25 decision over Carrollton in the RHS gym. The Lady Spartans will take a 16-9 record into this week’s Class 3, District 14 tournament at home.

The Richmond girls were 15-11 in 2005-06 season.

“We have a fantastic group of 32 girls to work with in our program each day,” Richmond coach David Littrell said. “Every one of them played an important part in the success of this team. I can’t thank the fans and student section enough for creating an awesome basketball atmosphere tonight. It was a huge boost for our team and hopefully it will carry on right into districts.”

The Lady Spartans are the No. 2 seed – their highest seeding ever to begin district competition.

After struggling in Thursday’s overtime 48-46 loss at Carrollton, the Richmond offense got back on track during its Senior Night festivities. Seven Lady Spartans scored in the contest – with Miya O’Dell leading the way with 13 points, while Kaylee Vantrump added 12 more.

“We got back to some fundamentals Friday which has led us to our success this year,” Littrell said. “We played solid defense, took care of the basketball and put up points with a balanced scoring attack.”

Richmond grabbed a 12-7 lead after one period and took a 22-12 advantage by halftime. The Lady Spartans outscored the visitors 11-5 in the third quarter.

Jenny Simpson added 7 points for Richmond in her final regular-season game in the RHS gym. Two more seniors also entered the scoring column for the Lady Spartans with Sarah Davis adding 3 points, and Kristen Vantrump scoring 2.

The complete story is in the Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 Richmond News.

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