By: Osirus Washington
The Raiders may have gotten off to a slow start in the first quarter of their Wednesday game against U of W – Superior, but they made up for it come the second half.
In the first half, they shot just 25 percent from the field and 1 for 5 from 3. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 12-2 lead to begin the game. It looked like it would be ugly, but the Raiders pulled it together and went on an 11-2 into the second quarter to bring the Raiders within 1.
The Yellow Jackets then went on a 10-2 run just before closing the half. The first half was up and down, and just when it looked as if the Raiders were in for a long night, they bounced back. They closed the half down just 10.
The second half was a very different story for the Raiders. It started with shooting an outstanding 61.5 percent from the field cutting the deficit to 3 going into the fourth. It took a team effort for the Raiders to come back. They matched intensity on defense with patience on offense. They had all the momentum they needed to go into the fourth quarter and close the game out.
The fourth quarter was a big one for the Raiders. Taylor King, Tanisha Beetso, and Aleia Lupa were a problem for Superior, as they combined for all 24 of the Raiders fourth quarter points. Lupa also added 4 assists to her 8 fourth quarter points to close out the game. This is already the second game CLC has overcame a double digit halftime deficit to comeback in win. That speaks volumes to their character and shows their grit and mental toughness. Look forward to their next two games this week at home vs. Riverland and Anoka Ramsey Friday night and Saturday afternoon.