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RHS races past North Platte in Lawson opener

Spartan guard Dionte Marquez (10) and a North Platte Panther go after a rebound during the opening round of the Lawson Invitational Monday night. The Spartans advanced to the semfinals and a rematch with Hamilton following a 58-43 victory. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Russ Green/Richmond News Sports Editor

The Richmond Spartans were back to their energetic selves Monday night as they opened play at the 24th Lawson Invitational. The Spartans’ speed and quickness proved to be too much for North Platte as third-seeded Richmond advanced to the semifinals with a 58-43 victory. The win snapped a two-game skid for the Spartans.

Richmond, now 8-4 for the season, got scoring production from guards Andre Pritchett and Dionte Marquez as Pritchett hit for a game-high 26 points, while Marquez added 17 more. Richmond coach Kevin Jermain was glad to see the spark back in his team.

“I felt like the last three games that our energy hasn’t been what it has been all year,” he said.

The complete story is in Game On in the Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Richmond News.

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