Raiders Varsity Boys Bested in Basketball Opener
By Jacob Mathias
The Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders varsity boys basketball team took a hard 73-38 loss against the Cedarburg Bulldogs on November 27 in their first game of the annual JAG Shootout.
The Raiders enter the 2015-16 season after a middling 12-11 overall record in 2014-15 and losing out to Oshkosh West in the first round of the playoffs. During last year’s JAG Shootout at the Just a Game Fieldhouse is Wisconsin Dells, the Raiders took wins in both their matchups going 63-53 against Racine Park and 54-39 against Holmen.
Leading the Raiders’ scoring was junior guard Dylan Bassuener with 14 points followed by junior guard Ben Olson with 10 points. Bringing in the win for the Bulldogs was sophomore guard John Diener with 30 points and junior guard Jordan Johnson with 23.
The Raiders return to the JAG Fieldhouse at 2:25 PM on November 28 to take on the Shawano Hawks who also lost their first game of the JAG Shootout 64-34 against Hortonville.