Rice Lake beats girl cagers by just a grainThe Raider girls were nipped at Rice Lake 45-43, but when Eau Claire North paid them a visit it was a different story, as Hudson lost 51-30.
The Raider girls were nipped at Rice Lake 45-43, but when Eau Claire North paid them a visit it was a different story, as Hudson lost 51-30.
Against Rice Lake, Hudson was hurt by a very slow start, but then used balanced scoring to post 16 points in the second quarter. That and the fact that they held Rice Lake to four points in the second quarter meant the game was tied at 19 at halftime.
Katie Ecker hit four three-pointers for a total of 12 points to lead the Raiders, while Morgan Zabel hit for 11, including three baskets in the third quarter. Molly Krohn and Kaitlyn Haag each chipped in seven.
The game was tight until the end, as Hudson outscored Rice Lake 13-11 in the final stanza, but they couldn’t keep in check a Rice Lake star who scored eight in the last eight minutes. They had held her at bay until that point, including a second quarter where she did not score.
The bright spot against North was Haag’s 12 points, coming from six field goals. Jamie Lindstrom added six. A big part of the difference in the score was that Hudson was only 1-for-6 from the free throw line, while North was 14-of-19.
The Raiders did make a bit of a run in the fourth quarter when they tallied 10 points, six of them on three-pointers.
Next up for the Raiders is a 7:30 p.m. game at Chippewa Falls on Thursday, Feb. 12, followed by a Saturday afternoon 2 p.m. contest at New Richmond. The Raiders close out the season at home against Eau Claire Memorial. Game time is 7:30 p.m.