Friday night the Harrison Raiders invaded the Tiernan Center confident Richmond would be just another speed bump in the road. This was a Harrison team that had already defeated McCutcheon, Arsenal Tech, Kokomo, and Anderson in the conference. In fact, Harrison had only lost 2 games, both to Lafayette Jeff, once in a tournament, the second in North Central Conference play.
The tip went Richmond’s way, and they scored first. Harrison was able to put up a field goal and a three before Richmond started to answer, and then the Red Devils kicked up the gas. They ended the first quarter 17-10, and the half 27-19. There were a few fouls both ways, but overall it was one of the best halves Richmond played all season.
The third quarter would be a different story. The Red Devils only scored 6 points in the 3rd, compared to Harrison’s 13. That would put Harrison within 1 point of the Devils to end the 3rd quarter. The first points of the 3rd were a 3 sunk by Harrison. The Red Devils had been playing so well, they couldn’t allow Harrison to snag the win away. After a timeout, Coach Baz had the team play Richmond basketball. After trading leads a few times, Richmond hopped back into the lead. And with just seconds left on the clock Koream Jett was fouled. He went to the line with Richmond up 47-46 and sank two free throws. The upset had happened! Richmond defeated Harrison and extended their win streak to a season high 5 games. Harrison's 10 game win streak was broken! The well-deserved win couldn’t overshadow a great Winchester team that would be visiting Richmond the very next night…
Final Score 49-46.