POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Raiders split their series with Maple Woods over the weekend, winning two on Friday and falling to the Monarchs in both games on Saturday. The black and gold swept the Monarchs to open their Region 16 schedule on Friday at Pattillo Field, 6-4 and 8-0. On Saturday, the Raiders fell 1-0 and 17-6 to Maple Woods. With the pair of doubleheaders, Three Rivers College moves to 5-5 overall on the season and 2-2 in Region 16.
Friday Game One: Three Rivers 6 – Maple Woods 4
The Raiders put up six runs on ten hits to open up their Region 16 schedule against Maple Woods on Friday at Pattillo Field. Freshmen Santos Duran and Kelvin Flores led the way offensively with three and two hits respectively.
Flores was 2-3 at the plate with a triple and two RBI while Duran was 3-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases.
Freshman Keven Long got his first win of the year on the bump for the Raiders, throwing a complete game, walking two and fanning six through seven innings.
After a big four-run third inning, the Raiders were ahead 6-2 heading into the seventh, but Maple Woods pushed across two runs in the top of the inning. The Raiders’ defense, however, held on for the win. The team committed no errors in the game, while Maple Woods had three.
"Keven gave us a solid start on the mound,” said Head Coach Stacey Burkey. “Santos made a great diving catch to end the game. If that ball is not caught, the tying run gets on base."
Friday Game Two: Three Rivers 8 — Maple Woods 0
Three Rivers shutout the Monarchs in game two of Friday’s doubleheader, with a quality start by freshman Dylan Slayton (pictured). The lefty got his first win of the year with his complete-game shutout performance. Slayton walked just two and struck-out seven in the 26 batters he faced.
"Dylan threw a strong complete game. He had all three pitches going and showed a lot of poise,” Burkey said.
Duran had another strong performance offensively, going 2-4 with two RBI and three stolen bases. As the designated hitter, sophomore Jake Nickelson also batted-in two runs, and was 1-3 at the plate.
Taking advantage of walks and two hit-by-pitches, the Raiders loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth inning, leading 2-0. Alec Pender drew a bases-loaded walk to score the first of six Three Rivers’ runs in the sixth. Freshmen Kody Moore and Tito Ovalle then hit back-to-back singles to continue the rally. After the big inning, the Raiders led 8-0 and needed just three outs to get the sweep of Maple Woods.
“Santos really stood out today going 5-8 with five stolen bases,” Burkey said. “His timing at the plate was really good."
Burkey added, "It's great to get off to a good start on region games."
Saturday Game One: Three Rivers 0 – Maple Woods 1
The black and gold lost a tough pitcher’s duel to start off the day on Saturday. Freshman Adam Pennington pitched a complete-game two-hitter, giving up just one walk and striking-out seven Maple Woods’ batters. Despite the strong performance, Pennington suffered his second loss of the season.
“That's a tough loss that could have gone either way,” Burkey said. “Adam certainly pitched well enough to get a win.”
The Raiders put up just four hits in the game, with Duran getting half of them. Duran went 2-3 with a stolen base. Freshmen Kevin Rosario and Moore chipped-in the other two hits, but it was to no avail as the Raiders were never able to respond to Maple Woods’ third-inning run.
“Zach McKenney gave us a quality at-bat when he pinch-hit late in the game with two outs,” said Burkey. “He hit a line drive that got caught that would have tied the game."
Saturday Game Two: Three Rives 6 — Maple Woods 17
Saturday’s nightcap was a close game through the seventh inning, but got out of hand when Maple Woods scored ten runs in the final two innings.
The Raiders trailed the Monarchs 7-4 after seven innings, but with Maple Woods chasing starter Matt Ulrich after three and two-thirds innings, the Raiders struggled to find a pitcher from the bullpen who could stop the bleeding.
“In four games, the Maple Woods batters were only able to get to one of our starters,” said Assistant Coach Joe Scarano. “And that says a lot about the quality of our starting pitching staff.”
The freshman Ulrich gave up five runs on seven hits, including a homerun, to take his first loss of the year. The Raiders then cycled through four relievers in the final five and one-third innings.
“Game four of the series was much closer than the score indicates,” said Burkey. “It was 6-4 through the middle innings, but then it got away from us in the last inning when Maple Woods got hot with their bats."
Offensively, designated hitter Long led the way for the black and gold, going 4-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Long also had a stolen base in the game. Sophomore second-baseman Jared Pruett went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Defensively, the Raiders turned three double-plays in the game.
"It was good to get these games in,” Burkey said. “I know we're all anxious to get down to Florida and play some games next week and try to get some consistency going."
After postponing a doubleheader against Rend Lake at Pattillo Field today (Tuesday) because of weather, the Raiders’ next action will come in Lakeland, Fla., in an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, March 9.
The Raiders will play a total of six games, including two exhibition contests, during their week-long southern swing over spring break. On March 10, the team plays Pasco Hernando State College (New Port Richey, Fla.). The following day, the Raiders play the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fla. On March 13, the black and gold play one with the University of Tampa JV, and on March 14, they will play two against Thomas University JV (Thomasville, Ga.).
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- Jefferson College upset the Lady Raiders Tuesday night at Gene Bess Court in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Region 16 tournament. Three Rivers hosted the Vikings, but poor shooting in the final six minutes left the Lady Raiders with a 78-72 loss, despite leading by five points at the half.
The sixth-seed Vikings now advance to the semifinals and will play No. 2 Moberly Area Community College tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. while the third-seed black and gold will have to set their sights on next year.
Anna Vogt led the Lady Raiders in Tuesday’s loss scoring 26 points and snagging 12 boards in her 30 minutes of play. As she has done all season long, Vogt dominated the glass with her powerful inside game. She finished her sophomore season averaging 20.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, leading her team in both categories. She also averaged 1.4 blocks and 1.7 assists per game throughout the season.
Macy Wright averaged 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game through the season. Wright also led in the assists category, with 4.1, but did not show up big in the stat sheet on Tuesday against the Vikings.
Aaryana Cook averaged more than 14 points per game in her first season as a Lady Raider. From the point-guard position, the freshman averaged 3.4 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. Cook chipped-in 18 points in Tuesday’s loss to the Vikings.
As a whole, the Lady Raiders averaged 78.3 points, 40.9 rebounds, and 14.6 assists per game during the 2013-14 season. The team averaged 41.4 percent shooting from the floor and 70.2 percent shooting from the line.
Things were looking up for the Lady Raiders this season, after finishing as the runners-up in the 2013 tournament, and starting the season ranked 12th in the national polls and with a solid core of returning sophomores. But injuries plagued the season, and the team was left to play with a short bench for much of the year. Still, Three Rivers managed a third-place finish in the region’s regular-season standings and will conclude the year with a 21-7 overall record.
The 2014 Region 16 tournament continues tonight and tomorrow at Mineral Area College in Park Hills.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The men’s basketball team concluded its 2013-14 season Tuesday evening after a 78-55 loss to Mineral Area College, at Mineral Area, in the quarterfinals of the Region 16 playoffs. With the loss, the Raiders were eliminated from this year's tournament and moved to an overall record of 17-13.
Tuesday’s loss tied the record for Three Rivers’ lowest scoring game of the season (the Raiders lost 77-55 to New Mexico Junior College back in December).
Jared White led the way offensively for the Raiders, scoring 14 points and making four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Uzonna Akazi had nine points and four rebounds in the game, and Torry Butler chipped-in eight points and seven rebounds from the bench.
The Raiders finished up their season averaging 78.3 points per game and 39 rebounds per game. Over 29 contests this season, the black and gold averaged a 44.8 percent shooting average from the floor, and a 69.1 percent average from the line.
Three Rivers went 11-4 at home but lost 8 of 10 on the road. White wrapped-up the season as the team’s leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game in 26 appearances. Akazi was not far behind, averaging 14 points per game, also in 26 games played. Butler averaged 12.4 points per game in his 28 games played this season.
Butler was also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game. Akazi was a close second, with 6.3, while John Meyer averaged 5.8 in 29 games played.
The 2014 Region 16 tournament continues this weekend with the semifinals today (Friday) at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Mineral Area. The finals will be played on Saturday at 7 p.m., also in Park Hills.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- Callie Stanhouse led the Three Rivers College rodeo team with a first-place finish in the average of goat tying this past weekend at the Raiders' first rodeo of the 2014 spring semester.
Stanhouse, a freshman from Waltonville, Ill., won the long round of the goat tying event with an 8.3 second run at the Cossatot Community College Rodeo on Feb. 20-22. Stanhouse won the run, despite injuring her left quad in warm-ups. Stanhouse went on to post an 8.8 second-run in the short round, which was enough to win her the average.
Stanhouse (pictured) is currently ranked first in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's Ozark Region for goat tying, with 503 points. Thanks to Stanhouse's efforts, the Three Rivers women's team is sitting in fifth-place, out of 11 teams, in the NIRA's Ozark Region standings.
"Callie worked through the pain, after pulling her quad muscle in her left leg while practicing before her long round run, to win the average in goat tying," said Head Rodeo Coach Cale Emmett. "She had a strong start to the spring semester, the same way she left off the fall semester."
The Three Rivers men's rodeo team is currently in ninth place after the the Cossatot rodeo, with four men showing up in the top ten for bull riding: freshman Denton Fugate (third), sophomore Keith Hall (sixth), freshman Dillon Moore (seventh), and freshman Mason Lowe (ninth).
The Three Rivers Rodeo Team returns to action on March 6-8 when it heads to the University of Arkansas at Monticello for the team's sixth Ozark Region competition of the 2013-2014 season, and second of the spring semester.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Raiders baseball team swept visiting Southeastern Illinois College on Tuesday at Pattillo Field. Three Rivers won both games of the doubleheader in walkoff fashion. The Raiders took game one in extras, defeating the Falcons, 6-5, in nine innings. In game two, the Raiders won a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, with a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh.
In the first game on Tuesday, the Raiders went into the eighth inning tied with SIC, 3-3. In the top of the eighth, SIC went ahead 5-3 with a deflating two-run shot over the left field fence.
But the Raiders responded quickly in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore Dylan Witthoft led off the home half of the inning with a single through the right side. Freshman Alex Heuring then set the table for his Oran High School teammate, freshman Kody Moore, by drawing the one-out walk.
Moore (pictured) stepped into the batter’s box with two on and one out and drove in the tying runs with a double to deep left-center to send the game into the ninth.
In the bottom of the ninth, Witthoft got the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field that scored freshman shortstop Tito Ovalle from third base. Ovalle had led off the inning with a single.
"This was a hard fought team effort to get this game,” said Head Coach Stacey Burkey. “Our guys showed a lot of toughness. We got good pitching from Cole, Stetson and Jamie. Kody made an outstanding defensive play that saved two runs in the fifth and then had the huge two RBI double on a 0-2 pitch and down two runs. Tito got us started in the ninth with the single off the pitcher and after Santos [Duran] singled, Dylan got the fly ball deep enough to right to score Tito to win it.”
On the mound to start game one for the Raiders was freshman Cole Boardman, who went five innings with three strikeouts, two walks, four hits and two earned runs. Freshman Stetson Adams came in and pitched three innings of relief, striking out three, walking one, and scattering two hits. Sophomore Jaime Middleton got his first win of the season, pitching a shutout ninth inning.
Freshman Michael Glover (Holcomb, Mo.) also got his first win of the season starting game two on the bump for the Raiders. Glover pitched a complete-game shutout, fanning five, walking none and scattering five Falcon hits.
"Michael threw a great game for us,” Burkey said. “With his low pitch count he had plenty in the tank to reach back and make some big pitches in the seventh after the first two hitters got on."
Catcher Heuring went 1-2 at the plate against SIC, but it was freshman first baseman Kelvin Flores’ at-bat in the seventh that made the difference in the game.
With the score knotted at 0-0, Flores sent a fastball down and in, zinging over the right field fence for the walk-off victory.
"Kelvin was sitting on the 2-1 fastball and he put a great swing on it for the walk off,” said Burkey. “These games made for a really fun day at the field."
The action continues as the Raiders (3-3) host Maple Woods in a four-game series on Friday and Saturday at Pattillo Field. The series will open-up Region 16 play for the Raiders.
The Monarchs come into the weekend with a record of 0-2. The games, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, were moved up one day due to the threat of bad weather on Sunday. The first pitch on Friday will be at 1 p.m. and on Saturday the doubleheader will begin at noon.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Three Rivers College baseball team opened its season over the weekend, winning one and dropping three in a pair of double headers at Pattillo Field. The Raiders split with Southeastern Community College on Saturday, losing 3-1 in 10 innings in the first game and then defeating the Blackhawks in the nightcap, 5-2.
Against Southwestern Illinois College on Sunday, the Raiders went into extras once again in game one, but ultimately fell, 7-6, in eight innings. In game two against the Blue Storm, the black and gold gave up a big inning to take the loss, 10-5.
Saturday Game One: Raiders 1 – Blackhawks 3
Freshman Keven Long started on the mound for the Raiders' first game of the season, pitching eight shut-out innings. Long, from Plant City, Fla., walked none, struck-out six and scattered five hits in his first official appearance as a Raider.
“Keven threw outstanding for us in our opening game,” said Head Coach Stacey Burkey. “He worked quick, had command of three pitches and had a high strike percentage. Despite the loss, it was very encouraging to see that kind of pitching performance."
In the pitcher’s duel, the Raiders and the Blackhawks were knotted at 0-0 through the first nine innings of the game. A two-out error in the top of the tenth allowed Southeastern to extend the inning and ultimately score three unearned runs. In the home half of the tenth, sophomore Alec Pender scored on a wild pitch after reaching on a one-out walk. The Raiders had the two tying runs aboard in the bottom of the tenth, but couldn’t get them across.
Sophomore catcher Jake Nickelson led the way offensively in game one for the Raiders, going two-for-five with one double.
Saturday Game Two: Raiders 5 — Blackhawks 2
The Raiders rebounded well from the extra-innings loss thanks to a solid starting pitching performance by freshman lefty Dylan Slayton and some timely hitting. Three Rivers defeated the Blackhawks to claim the second game and the split.
Slayton, from Trenton Tenn., struck out three, walked three and scattered four hits in his six innings of work to get the win on the mound. Freshman Cole Boardman (Little Rock) closed the game with a three-up, three-down seventh inning to pick-up the save.
At the plate, freshman shortstop Kevin Rosario, of Hollywood, Fla., went 2-3 with a walk and an RBI in the victory. Nickelson was 1-1 with a double, a hit-by-pitch and a walk.
Sophomore outfielder Dylan Witthoft broke open the score 3-0 with a two RBI single in the third inning. Then, in the fourth, Rosario singled with two outs to score Pender. Freshman catcher Alex Heuring got his RBI single in the fifth inning, bringing home Nickelson, who led off the inning with a double.
"It was great to see our guys bounce back and get the second game against a solid team that was 4-0 before today and leave the field on a positive note,” Burkey said. “Overall, we played pretty well for the first day out even though we didn't get two wins."
Sunday Game One: Raiders 6 — Blue Storm 7
For the second consecutive day, the Raiders played an extra-inning game, this time against the Southwestern Illinois College Blue Storm.
Three Rivers took an early lead against SWIC. After four innings, the Raiders were ahead 3-0. Then, in the fifth, Witthoft hit a three-run blast over both fences in right field to put the Raiders on top, 6-3.
The Raiders held on to their three-run lead until the seventh when Three Rivers’ defense cracked and allowed three SWIC runs to tie the game, despite being one pitch away from the victory with two outs, for three hitters in a row. In the eighth, the Blue Storm pushed a run across with two outs to get the extra-innings victory.
Reliever Adam Pennington was saddled with the loss. The freshman from McClure, Ill. pitched the final three innings, striking out five and walking one.
"Adam was pitching in tough conditions in the seventh with the rain and sleet, and we had some tough breaks,” Burkey said.
Three Raiders had two hits apiece in the game. Playing left field, Witthoft (Campbell Hill, Ill.) was 2-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Freshman centerfielder Austin Gardner (pictured) was 2-2 with a stolen base and an RBI. Long did his job as the designated hitter, going 2-4 at the plate.
Matt Ulrich, of Bettendorf, Iowa, started the game and pitched five innings.
“Dylan's homerun in the fifth gave us a three-run lead that, in most cases, would be enough of a cushion to get the game,” said Burkey. “Their go ahead run in the eighth came with two outs and two strikes. It doesn't get any closer than that.”
Sunday Game Two: Raiders 5 — Blue Storm 10
In game two against SWIC, the Raiders and the Blue Storm were tied at 0-0 through the first three innings. Then, in the fourth, the Raiders gave up five runs.
Freshman Javier Aguilar (Hollywood, Fla.) got things going offensively for the Raiders in the fifth with a two-out, two RBI single.
Six different hitters, including Aguilar, had one hit a piece in the game: sophomore second baseman Jared Pruett, sophomore Zach McKenney, Rosario, Aguilar, Nickelson, and Heuring.
"We let them have a big inning in the fourth and had to go in catch-up mode. Javy gave us an offensive spark in the fifth and Jake had a two-out, two RBI single in the seventh,” Burkey said. “We had contributions throughout the lineup, and it was good to see us battle back, but we just ran out of innings."
The 1-3 Raiders will host Southeastern Illinois College on Tuesday at 12 p.m. The double-header, originally scheduled for Thursday in Harrisburg, Ill. was moved to Pattillo Field because of weather.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- After a shaky start to their season, the Lady Raiders defeated Crowder on Saturday to solidify their third-place position in the Region 16 standings, and to finish the 2013-14 regular season 20-7 overall and 6-4 in the region.
Keeping to true form, Three Rivers’ leading scorer and rebounder, 6’0” sophomore Anna Vogt, led the way for the Lady Raiders against Crowder. Vogt (pictured) had 31 points on the day to lead all scorers. She also dominated the glass, grabbing 17 boards—a season high. The starting post player from Pacific, Mo. also had two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in the victory.
With the win, the Lady Raiders finish .600 in the region, after starting-off 0-3, and get to host the sixth-seed in the Region 16 tournament quarterfinals. As it stands now, Three Rivers will host Jefferson College (7-19, 1-9) in a 7 p.m. tip-off on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Gene Bess Court.
The Lady Raiders should have a lot of confidence heading into the tournament coming off of Saturday’s win over Crowder. Three Rivers overcame a bumpy beginning and a one-point halftime deficit against the Lady ‘Riders to defeat last year’s Region 16 champions by double-digits, 80-67.
In addition to Vogt, sophomores Macy Wright and Marissa Webb came up big in the game. Wright had 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals while Webb contributed 10 points, six rebounds and one steal.
Freshman Aaryana Cook had another stellar performance at the starting point-guard position, scoring 15 points, snagging four rebounds and making four assists and two steals to help her team to its third straight regional victory.
Altogether, the Lady Raiders showed up strong on the stat sheet. The team won the rebounding battle 50-42 and went 20-27 from the line. Three Rivers forced 20 Crowder turnovers and held the Lady ‘Riders to just a 36 percent shooting average from the floor.
The black and gold will look to continue its momentum when the team hosts Jefferson on Tuesday night. Regional tournament action begins at 7 p.m.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- Strong defense propelled the men’s basketball team to a 80-57 victory over Arkansas Baptist Thursday night at Gene Bess Court. The game was the Raiders’ final regular-season home game of the 2013-14 season after a College of Faith forfeit of this coming Saturday's game.
Thursday night, Three Rivers held the Buffaloes to just a 37 percent shooting average from the floor, and took advantage of Arkansas Baptist's ball-handling miscues, scoring 26 points off turnovers.
The Raiders also held Arkansas Baptist to the fewest points, 57, that they’ve allowed all season long.
Offensively for the black and gold, sophomore Uzonna Akazi (pictured) led the way with 15 points, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals. Brian Patterson and Jared White each had 13 points in the win, with White chipping-in eight rebounds as well.
Sophomore Eli Sample contributed 10 points, including two from three-point range, in the victory.
Three Rivers won the rebounding battle against the Buffaloes, 50-33, and went 22-33 from the free-throw line.
The Raiders were slated to host College of Faith this Saturday, but College of Faith forfeited the game. Saturday’s forfeit leaves Three Rivers with a final overall record of 17-12 and gives the team some extra time for preparation and rest in advance of the 2014 Region 16 tournament. This year's tournament, hosted by Mineral Area College, will begin with quarterfinals on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The fifth-seeded Raiders will face the fourth-seeded Mineral Area in a 7 p.m. game at Park Hills.
Three Rivers and the Cardinals went 1-1 in the regular season. The Raiders defeated Mineral Area back on Jan. 4, 74-64, and then lost to the Cards on Feb. 8, 90-73. Mineral Area finished its season 16-12 and 2-5 in the region.
If the Raiders advance, the semi-finals of the tournament will be played on Saturday, March 1, also in Park Hills. For more information about this year’s tournament, click here.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Three Rivers College baseball team will open up its 2014 regular season with a four-game homestand this weekend at Roger Pattillo Field. The Raiders will host Southeastern Community College (Iowa) at 12 p.m. in a double-header on Saturday. Then, the black and gold will host two games with Southwestern Illinois College on Sunday again at noon.
The 2013-14 Raiders squad boasts 22 freshmen, nine returning sophomores and one sophomore transfer. The freshmen hail from seven different states, including from as far away as Florida and New York.
First baseman Kelvin Flores, outfielder Santos Duran and infielder Tito Ovale all come to Three Rivers from New York City. Infielders Javier Aguilar and Kevin Rosario join the Raiders from Hollywood, Fla. while pitchers Keven Long and Chad Tomlinson hail from Plant City, Fla. and Bartow, Fla. respectively.
Head Coach Stacey Burkey has also added righty hurlers Matt Ulrich (Bettendorf, Iowa) and Dylan Nelson (Adel, Iowa), and lefties Dylan Slayton (Trenton, Tenn.) and Adam Pennington (McClure, Ill.) to his pitching staff.
Four new Raiders come from nearby Arkansas: outfielder Cole Boardman (Little Rock), infielder Stetson Adams (Mountain Home), left-handed pitcher Spencer Jones (Paragould), and outfielder Austin Gardner (Viola).
Local standouts, catcher Alex Heuring and infielder Kody Moore, join the Raiders from Oran, Mo., where they helped lead their high school team to the state championship title in baseball last year.
Utility players Drew Dowd and Michael Glover are from Poplar Bluff and Holcomb respectively, while catcher Aaron Aldrich comes from Doniphan. Infielder Austin Wagner is from Steele, Mo. and outfielder Justin Norman is a product of Neelyville High School.
The Raiders also welcome nine returners from last year’s squad, which finished fourth out of eight teams in the 2013 Region 16 tournament, with a record of 24-27 overall.
Returning for Three Rivers on the mound will be Jamie Middleton (Caruthersville, Mo.), Hermen Ilarraza (Yaracuy, Venezuela), and Roger Mena (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
Behind the plate for the Raiders will be returning sophomore Jake Nickelson, of Fulton, Mo., while sophomore infielder Jared Pruett (Brentwood, Tenn.) will return for the Raiders on the diamond.
Dylan Whitthoft (Campbell Hill, Ill.) and Alec Pender (Little Rock, Ark.) will manage the outfield, and sophomore Zach McKenney (High Ridge, Mo.) will serve in the utility role yet again for the Raiders. Donnie Mitchell (Memphis, Tenn.) will be redshirting.
Right-hander Zach Summers, of Lincoln, Ark., has transferred in from Central Baptist College.
The baseball team plays a 56-game schedule this spring, and it will begin regional action with a four-game series against Maple Woods at home on March 1-2.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --- The Lady Raiders defeated Jefferson College, 76-71, on Saturday in Hillsboro, Mo., to improve to 5-4 in Region 16 and 19-7 overall. Three Rivers now sits third in the region standings with just one game remaining on its regular-season regional schedule. The team will host Crowder College (9-18, 2-6) on Saturday.
Against the Lady Vikings this past Saturday, Three Rivers shot an impressive 59 percent from the floor. The team also went 13 for 15 from the charity stripe.
The Lady Raiders led Jefferson by 10 at the break, 42-32, after holding the Lady Vikings to just 32 percent field goal shooting in the first half. Three Rivers held on for the win in the second, despite being outscored by Jefferson, 39-34.
A trio of sophomores scored in double-digits for the Lady Raiders, led by Anna Vogt, who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four blocked shots and one steal in the game.
Macy Wright had six steals against Jefferson, to go along with her 19 points and three assists while Whitney Welker had 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.
The Lady Raiders will wrap-up their regular season schedule at home on Saturday against Crowder. Three Rivers will tip-off with the Lady ‘Riders at 2 p.m. at Gene Bess Court.