Ridge View improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-49 overtime win over Dutch Fork in girls basketball action on Tuesday.
The Blazers left a 34-20 halftime lead slip away in the second half, but put the Silver Foxes away with a 10-3 spurt in the extra period. One reason for the near collapse was a poor, 11-for-23 showing at the free-throw line.
Maya Adams led a balanced Ridge View attack with 11 points, and had close support from Shaniqua Whitley (9 points), Nicole Jones (8), Destiny White (7) and Akaycia Fulmore (7). Whitley led the team with three assists. Jones pulled down a team high 10 rebounds and Adams grabbed nine.
The Blazers tuned up for the regular season opener by beating Lexington (47-36) and Airport (55-25) in a preseason tournament last week.
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Adams had a double-double vs. Lexington with 11 points and 10 boards. White had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Ridge View got off to a very slow start against Airport – trailing the Eagles 5-3 at the end of the first quarter. But the Blazers caught fire in the middle periods, outscoring Airport 41-11, to carry a 44-16 lead into the fourth quarter.
There was no double-digit scoring by the Blazers, but 12 players contributed points. Whitley was the nominal leader with nine points. Adams pulled down eight rebounds.