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Riverside handles Gophers for 54-31 NWCC hoops win

Riverside’s girls basketball team won its third consecutive game Thursday after handling host Ridgemont 54-31 in a Northwest Central Conference matchup.

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Riverside’s Brooke Hickey puts up a shot during the third quarter of a game against Ridgemont on Thursday. Hickey led the Pirates with 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 54-31 win. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Pirates are now 5-7 overall and 2-1 in the NWCC, while the Gophers tumble to 2-8, 0-2.

“We played really well defensively in the middle quarters,” said Riverside girls head coach Corey Britton. “Our girls’ effort and energy were great. They deserve and earned this three-game winning streak.”

Brooke Hickey had a stellar all-around performance for the Pirates. The junior guard had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds along with five steals and six assists.

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