ROCKINGHAM — Xavier Davis scored 17 points in Richmond Senior’s win over South Robeson, but none were bigger than his driving layup with 1:49 left in the contest.
That basket was the team’s 100th point on the night, helping the Raiders cruise to a 105-55 nonconference win Wednesday night at Raider Gymnasium.
The contest was never in double as Richmond jumped to a 29-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, before balloning its advantage to 38 points at halftime. Jordan Richardson put an exclamation point on the first half with a dunk just as time expired.
The victory allows the Raiders to head into their Christmas break with an 8-1 overall record. They will return to the courts 6 p.m. Dec. 27 against Nansemond River (Va.) in the first round of the 10th annual Holiday in the Pines tournament at Pinecrest.
“I thought we came out ready to play,” Richmond coach David Laton said. “I thought we rebounded as well as we have all season. Our big men have three jobs — rebound, block shots and take charges.”
The Raiders had five players in double figures led by Greg Patterson and Sidney Neely, who each scored 17 points. Both Xavier Davis and Jordan Richardson netted 15, while Trey Pettigrew dropped in 10.
“I was very pleased with our fundamentals tonight,” Laton said. “We work on fundamentals an hour a day in practice. I thought we passed the ball well. It’s a good game to go into Christmas on.”
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