The Greene County girls varsity basketball team lost its fifth consecutive game Friday night in Jefferson, falling 57-37 to the Collins-Maxell-Baxter Raiders. A win was within reach after three quarters, with the Rams trailing 34-29, but a 23-point fourth quarter by the Raiders put the game away.
Ball handling has frequently been a challenge for the Rams and Friday’s game was “one of the those,” as they had more than 30 turnovers.
Laurin Lyons led the team in scoring with 14 points and Onica Delp had 10.
The Rams made all three 3-point shots they put up, with two for Lyons and another for Hannah Promes. They made nine of 32 2-point shots (29 percent) and 35 percent overall. They made 10 of 15 free throws for 67 percent, ahead of their 52 percent average.
Both teams scored more points than in their first meeting. That game was a 40-24 win for the Raiders in Maxell on Nov. 29.
The Rams are 3-10 overall and 2-7 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference. The Raiders are 7-6 overall and 5-3 in the HOIAC.
The Rams hope to host the Winterset Huskies Monday evening. North Polk is on the schedule for Tuesday, also in Jefferson.