The girls’ basketball team at RHAM has started the season red hot, winning four games over a seven-day span. The Raptors defeated Rockville, New Britain, Coventry, and Bristol Central behind a tremendous defensive effort, surrendering less than 34 points per contest.
Against New Britain, they held the Golden Hurricanes scoreless in second quarter during a 49-28 and then duplicated that feat in a 63-43 win at Coventry.
In the win over Coventry, Sarah West scored a career-high 33 points and Lauren Fenton and added 16 points, 11 coming in the first half. Fenton was also a force on the defensive end, along with Ailish Kleinhen who was tasked with defending all-state guard Charlotte Jordan.
Head coach John McNair praised Kleinhen’s efforts, saying she made Jordan “work very, very hard for all of her 18 points.”
McNair added that the win over Coventry was a group effort, crediting Maddy Evans, Grace Whitmore, Kathy Chapman, Addie Brown, Katie Hancin, and Marina McLaughlin for making significant contributions.
In the win over Bristol Central, Whitmore scored a team-high 14 points and West added 11.
McNair stated his team has “embraced the challenge of the hot start and buckled down defensively.”
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