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Girls’ hoops defeated by Holy Names in away game

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By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — The RCS Indians girls’ basketball team was defeated by Academy of the Holy Names on Friday.

The final score was 65-51.

Holy Names started out of the gate strong in the first quarter, scoring 18 points to the Indians’ 12, and went on to outscore RCS in each quarter. The Indians fought hard in the final stanza of the game, scoring the team’s game high of 16 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the early lead and Holy Names refused to back down, scoring 19.

The game brings the Indians’ season record to 4-9. The team stands at 9th place in Section 2 in the Colonial Council.

Holy Names is strong at home, with a 6-1 record on their home court, and stands at fourth place in Section 2 of the Colonial Council. The team has a 9-3 overall record.

The Indians will next play Cairo-Durham in a non-league home game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., before heading out on the road to play an away game against Voorheesville next Friday.

The game against Cairo-Durham will be a rematch after the Indians defeated the Mustangs in a non-league game by a score of 56-28 on Dec. 7.

In other sports news, La Salle Institute defeated the Indians’ boys basketball team 74-45 in Colonial Council play on Friday.

The Cadets’ Koa Butler led all scorers with 18 points for the day.

Jack Reif led the Indians with 10 points, including two 3-pointers, followed by Eddie Reville with 8, Wyatt Algozzine with 7, Rilley Kellam and Jack McFerran with 6 apiece, Joseph Touzin with 4, Thomas Burns with 3 and Michael McMullen with 1.

The Indians will play Johnstown on Saturday in an away game at 1:30 p.m.

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