By John (Reid) Davis '22
The Raiders faced off against New Covenant earlier this week and left them in the dust. Northcross was coming off a loss going into this week's game and needed a big win to keep on track for a winning season. They were able to pull it off and improve their record to 1-1.
During the entirety of the game, Northcross was in the lead. The Final score was 41-26. Players were thrilled about the win, especially Jackson Holland, who scored a buzzer beater three pointer at the end of the third quarter. “It felt great, it really did,” said Holland. The team all celebrated with him after he sank the shot. “Holland is a first year basketball player so for him to be making plays like that is huge,” said Zach Morgan, one of Holland's teammates.
Other standout players were Zach Morgan who scored 11 points and Henry Robinson who locked down on defense and only allowed two points to be scored on him.
“To beat good teams, you need to play good defense,” said Robinson. He added, “It was a solid team win and i'm looking forward to getting back to work.”
The Raiders face Lynchburg Homeschool next week led by head coach Tyke Campbell, who also assists with coaching varsity. He splits his time between the two ensuring both teams have a successful season. Lynchburg is 2-1 and are coming off an away game victory. These two teams will be competing at Northcross School. The game will be streamed live on North Cross Athletics youtube channel. Only time will tell the result of the game and the result of the Raiders basketball season.