Ravenscroft's varsity girls basketball team won the Granville Central Holiday Invitational over the holiday break for the second year in a row, improving to 11-2 on the season. The Ravens defeated previously undefeated (10-0) Vance Charter School in the finals, 62-43. The Ravens were led by Macy Frederiksen '20 with 14 points and 4 blocks and Lauren Harrison '20 with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Aliya Richmond '21 (pictured below) was named the Invitational's Most Outstanding Player for her three-game performance. Macy Frederiksen was also named to the first team all-tournament.
Leading up to the championship, the Ravens opened the tournament with a victory against J.F. Webb of Oxford, 59-30. The Ravens were led in that game by Aliya Richmond with 13 points and 5 assists and Lauren Harrison with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
In the semi-finals on Dec. 28, the Ravens beat Vance County High School, 47-45. Aliya Richmond paced the Ravens with 9 points and 5 assists and scored the winning bucket with 5 seconds left. This completed the Ravens' comeback from a 15-point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Emily Hayman '20 added 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Head Coach Mike Ramel said of his team's performance during the tournament, "I am so proud of this group after their performance this week in defending our championship at Granville Central. They showed a ton of grit all tournament long, especially in the semis when they fought back from down 15 in the fourth quarter. We are really becoming a complete team as we head into conference play and getting major contributions from all 10 players, which is great to see. Using our depth will be important down the stretch for both conference play and state playoffs."
The Ravens head to Charlotte this weekend to face Charlotte Christian and Charlotte Country Day in two key NCISAA matchups. Best of luck, Ravens!