The Oak Hill Raiders made a brief return to the hardwood on Thursday and Friday to participate in Immanuel’s Christmas tournament in Columbus to stay in game shape for critical games coming up in early January. The Raiders faced off early Thursday afternoon against Columbus High and lost 64-42 before rebounding against Winona the following night in a 60-56 barn burner.
J.J. Bridges led Oak Hill in scoring Thursday afternoon with nine points and scored five points Friday before taking an early exit due to an ankle injury. Drew Riley scored eight and seven points, respectively. John Wesley Williamson added six before going off for a monster double-double against Winona with 17 points and a season high 13 rebounds. Jeb Stevens scored six points on Thursday and missed Friday night’s action. Curt Huffman scored five and four points, respectively, in the two games. Riley Pierce scored three against Columbus and finished with five the following night. Chance Wilson added three points in the first game and sank a free throw in the second. Drake Riley added a bucket Thursday afternoon before going off for a 10 point outing against Winona. Jacob Dickens, Matthew Gwathney, and Dakota O’Bryant, who were all scoreless in the matchup against Columbus, finished Friday night’s contest with six, five, and two points, respectively.