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Ridgeway nets 15-AAA crown

HSbasketball-1-600The Southwind Jaguars' gym was filled with screaming, foot-stomping fans for Tuesday night's District 15-AAA matchup between No. 1 Ridgeway and No. 2 Southwind.

The game was a rematch of a Feb. 8 contest that ended with Southwind defending its home court with a 82-70 victory. We owe them because they beat us last time we played them," said Robert Miller.

The first half was disastrous for Ridgeway. Numerous turnovers had head coach Wes Henning shaking his head.Amazingly, the Roadrunners only trailed 28-23 at the break.

Opening the second half, both teams came out showing a great display of 3-ball shooting. At one point, the teams swapped three-point shots on four consecutive trips down the floor.

HSbasketball-2-500The crowd seemed evenly split between the two schools. As one team made a three, a section of the gym would yell, "WHOOP" as the ball popped the nets. When the other team matched that made basket with its own 3-ball, another section of the gym went, "WHOOP!"

It was a pretty amazing thing to witness fans that much into the game.

Ridgeway went on an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter, taking control en route to a 69-55 victory.

Up next for Ridgeway is a home game against Hamilton Friday in the first round of the Region 8 tournament.

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