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Spartans hold off challenge from Carrollton

Danny Rippy (54) and Daniel Pemburlin (5) battled Carrollton’s Hayden Ritchart (24) for a rebound in the first half of Monday night’s MRVC East battle in the RHS gym. The Spartans improved to 3-0 in the conference with a hard-fought 54-43 victory. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green/Sports Editor

It was a struggle, but the Richmond Spartans were able to remain unbeaten in three MRVC East games Monday night with a 54-43 victory over a stubborn Carrollton Trojan squad. The Spartans were lifted to 7-2 overall on the strength of a 21-2 scoring surge in the third period. Carrollton, now 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the league, held the lead for most of the night – especially in the first half.

Richmond came out pressing, but Carrollton had little trouble in handling the Spartan pressure and coach Kevin Jermain said his team was frustrated.

“They came out in the first half and just pushed it down our throat and broke our press pretty good,” he said.

The complete story is in the Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 Richmond News.

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