Raiders come out firing in two senior basketball wins at Hunting Hills

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders visited Hunting Hills and downed the Lightning 68-59 on Tuesday in Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association senior basketball play.

After the Raiders jumped out to an early lead, they fought off comeback attempts from the Lightning all night long. Hunting Hills managed to tie the game up twice in the second half and battled back within six late before Lindsay Thurber was able to shut the door.

Max Abraham was clutch for the Raiders down the stretch making several key free throw attempts and finished the night with 14 points. Kade Best also chipped in with a team-high 16 points and Sean Vandervlis added six points and 12 rebounds.

On the girls side, the Raiders also snatched a win in a close game, 58-50 over Hunting Hills. Hayley Lalor had a team-high 13 points for Lindsay Thurber in the win along with Faith Kreiser and Kallie Loewen pitching in with 10 points each. For the Lightning, Jessie Handley led the way with 14 points, Lorena Jimenez put up 12 and Paige Hagel scored eight.

Two senior games were cancelled due to poor roads on Tuesday, including Camrose at Rocky Mountain House and Stettler at Notre Dame.

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