The Ringgold 8th grade boys basketball team opened their 2019 season at home on Wednesday, taking on the visiting Warriors from Elizabeth Forward.
Ringgold couldn’t buy a basket to start the game but finally broke the streak midway through the opening quarter to trim the Warriors’ lead to 10-6 after one.
Elizabeth Forward’s offense would break the game open in the second, outscoring the Rams 14-0 and hitting four 3-pointers in the quarter. The Warriors had a commanding 24-6 lead at the half.
Ringgold would play much better in the second half and even outscore Elizabeth Forward in the fourth quarter, but it wouldn’t be enough to cut into the deficit.
Final score: Elizabeth Forward 46, Ringgold 22.
Daryl Tolliver led the Rams with 8 points and Zach Cheplic added 7.
Ringgold is back in action again on Thursday, traveling to South Park.