Watch out for the Atlee Raiders. On a tear since winning their bracket at the Boo Williams/Ronald Curry Christmas Classic in late December, they found a signature win Monday night in Ashland.
The Raiders ran away from Patrick Henry in a surprising showing of relentless defense and the offensive combination of Cierra Shelton and Ashley Weaver, routing the Patriots 76-47.
Atlee (10-4) went on a 32-17 run over ten minutes, encompassing the final two minutes of the first half and the entire third quarter. Shelton had 13 of her points during a seven-minute stretch of the third alone.
Amber Lee led Patrick Henry (11-3) with 17 points while Summer Price, saddled with foul trouble most of the night, added 16. The loss was the first for the Patriots since a 38-37 loss to Hermitage December 23rd.
"Our first goal was to win the county, then move on to bigger goals," Atlee head coach Michael Rawlings said. "So far, we've done that. We've grown so much from day 1, day 2, day 3."
The Raiders get a chance to avenge one of their losses when they travel to Glen Allen Tuesday night to face the 13-4 Jaguars.
Patrick Henry regroups and travels to Douglas Freeman Wednesday before Senior Night Friday against Deep Run in a game to be heard live on HCS Media Network.
VIDEO EXTRA: Watch HCS Media Network's exclusive post-game interview with Cierra Shelton of Atlee BY CLICKING HERE!
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