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By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — In the past week the RCS girls’ basketball team picked up one victory and dropped two games.

The win was a big one, defeating Cairo-Durham by a score of 62-30 on Feb. 1.

The Indians had a big first half, scoring 19 points in the first stanza and 22 in the second. After heading into the locker room at halftime, the team added another 15 points to its tally in the third and six in the fourth.

The team outscored its opponents in each of the first three quarters and tied at six points in the fourth.

The big scorer on the day was Hayden Wolfe with 21 points. Rae Napierski scored 10, Meadow Rabideau chipped in 9, and Patricia Dorrance scored six. Also adding to the scoreboard were Kylie Whalen with five, Kendall Bullock and Lila Rabideau with 4 apiece, and Juliana Lackie with one.

The win came on the heels of a 61-32 loss to Voorheesville in an away game Jan. 30./

The Indians fell behind in the first quarter, ending the stanza down 16-7, and were never able to recover. The team had a surge in he third quarter, outscoring their opponents 15-12, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit. Voorheesville extended their lead in the fourth, outscoring RCS 20-7.

The Indians’ top scorer on the day was Kylie Whalen with 11, followed by Hayden Wolfe with 10.

The Cairo-Durham win was followed by a close 48-35 loss to La Salle on Saturday.

The Indians started out strong, outscoring La Salle 10-8 in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get things going in the second, scoring only a single point. They rallied in the third quarter, scoring 19, but fell short in the end.

Top scorers on the day for RCS were Hayden Wolfe and Patricia Dorrance, both with 11 points. Rae Napierski chipped in with six.

The week brought the Indians’ record to 3-13 overall on the season, with a 1-10 league record. They stand at ninth place in Section 2 in the Colonial Council.

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