PATCH GROVE – After coming off huge emotional victories over Potosi and Shullsburg, it would have only been natural for the River Ridge varsity boys basketball team to relax just a little against visiting Belmont last Thursday night.
The Timberwolves may not have been at their sharpest last Thursday night, but they managed to remain undefeated in the Six Rivers West conference with a 39-30 victory over the visiting Braves.
With the win, coach Tom Neises’ squad improved to 7-0 in league play and 11-2 overall, while Belmont fell to 2-6, 3-9.
River Ridge 39, Belmont 30
(from Thursday, Jan. 23, at Patch Grove)
Belmont 20 10 - 30
River Ridge 20 19 - 39
Belmont - Justan Ernst 7, Luke Kamps 8, Waylon Palzkill 4, Will Cutler 2, Brady Wedig 9. Totals - 9 10-15 30.
River Ridge - Owen Hamilton 2, Lance Nichols 4, Brayan Barrita 4, Logan Drone 4, Cole Crubel 19, David Nies 6. Totals - 18-50, 3-6 39.
3-point goals - B: Kampt 1; RR: (0-15). Team fouls - B 13, RR 19. Fouled out - None.
(For complete coverage of this game, get your copy of the Jan. 30, 2020 issue of the Grant County Herald Independent.)