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Varsity Girls Basketball Takes Second in Conference Play
Varsity Girls Basketball Takes Second in Conference Play

The varsity girls basketball team completed another solid season under third-year coach Mike Ramel, finishing 12-7 overall and 7-3 in TISAC play, securing the conference's second-place ranking. The Ravens were led this season by Lindsey Carter '22, Siena Emoubor '21 and Aliya Richmond '21, who twice this season was named the News & Observer Athlete of the Week.

The Ravens were seeded No. 2 in the East Region of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association play-offs and defeated Wake Christian 59-9 in the first round. Leading scorers for the Ravens in that game were Richmond with 18 points and Nicole Keim '22 with 11 points.

The Ravens battled hard in the quarterfinal game against No. 3-seeded Greensboro Day but fell short, 44-33, to close out their season. Leading scorers in their last game were Emuobor and Richmond with 9 points apiece.

Statistical leaders for the Ravens were:

  • Aliya Richmond '21, 16.4 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, 4.2 steals per game and 2.3 assists per game
  • Lindsey Carter '22, 8.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.4 SPG and 1.6 APG
  • Siena Emoubor '21, 6.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG and 1.2 SPG

Coach Mike Ramel said of the team's season, "I am proud of what these girls were able to accomplish together, given the circumstances of trying to compete during a global pandemic. While we fell short of our goals, I still consider the season successful by all accounts."

Congratulations, Ravens!

Below, clockwise from top: the team, with Coach Ramel at center, huddles during a game; Lindsey Carter '22 blocks with support from Rachel Mason '22; Aliyah Richmond '21 goes for the lay-up.