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Raiders down Rebels, 65-45

January 28, 2014

DTL staff

CARROLLTON — Drake Riley scored 15 points on six of eight shooting, and the Oak Hill Raiders grabbed a 65-45 win over the Carroll Rebels in an MAIS non-district contest Saturday afternoon on the campus of Carroll Academy.
Blake Thomas notched 13 points as Oak Hill’s second leading scorer. Curt Huffman and Drew Riley added eight points each.
Clayton Harper recorded a double-double for Carroll, with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
After a seven-point loss to district foe Canton Academy on Friday, Oak Hill (16-9; 7-2 MAIS District 2-AA) rebounded with its third non-district triumph over Carroll in the 2013-14 season. The Raiders dominated the three-game series, outscoring the Rebels, 195-122.
Oak Hill pushed a five-point advantage after the first quarter into an 11-point lead at the break, 38-27. Carroll (8-18; 3-5 MAIS District 3-A) could not close the deficit in the second half, losing the final 16 minutes (27-18).
The Raiders needed a solid win before their final District 2-AA contest against the Leake Rebels at 7:45 tonight on the campus of Oak Hill Academy in West Point. A win in the conference finale qualifies Oak Hill a first round bye as the No. 2 seed in the District 2-AA tournament on the campus of Winston Academy in Louisville. Leake won the district opener, 66-54.

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