Raiders Basketball Edges Out Shawano 54-53
By Jacob Mathias
In their second game of the annual JAG Shootout, the Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders squeaked by the Shawano Hawks 54-53.
The Raiders entered the November 28 game, their second of the 2015-16 season, after losing to the Cedarburg Bulldogs by a decided 73-38 blowout. Their season record stands at 1-1.
Leading scorers for Wisconsin Rapids was junior guards Dylan Bassuener and Ben Olson, both with 14 points, followed by senior forward Jake Elliot with eight. Senior center Zeke Gueths topped the Hawks with 21 points.
The Raiders next travel to La Crosse on December 1 to take on the Aquinas Blugolds and then return to their home court on December 3 to play the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes.