The varsity boys basketball team defeated Rockhurst last week and placed fourth at the North Kansas City tournament. The girls basketball team defeated St. Michael the Archangel. The girls swimming and diving team competed in Lee's Summit and Columbia, Mo. The dance team performed at the Lee's Summit North Invitational. Here is your Weekend Raider Update for Jan. 23, 2023.
A great crowd was on hand to watch the Raiders and Rockhurst Hawlets play on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Raiders played well and defeated Rockhurst, 54-42. Andrew Kim led the way with 13 points and six rebounds. Ben Miller added 11 points and six steals. Darin Conley chipped in a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The team also took fourth place at the North Kansas City Invitational last week. The team defeated Ray-Pec, 66-36, then fell to Park Hill South in a close semifinal game that came down to the final shot, 67-64. The team played host North Kansas City in the third place game, falling 61-41. The squad plays just one game this week, a Friday night contest against Liberty North.
The varsity girls basketball team exacted revenge on St. Michael the Archangel last week. The team lost to the Guardians in the Pleasant Hill Tournament final the previous week. Led by a balanced attack, the Raiders overtook SMA, 61-56. Holly Woods, Charlie Windmann and Kenedy Nutter led the Raiders with 14 points a piece. Ava Rasmus added 10 points in the winning effort.
The team played a solid Lincoln College Preparatory Academy last Thursday, Jan. 19. The Blue Tigers defeated the Raiders, 73-57. The team plays a single game this week on Tuesday, Jan. 24, against St. Pius X in Bellis Athletic Center.
The varsity dance team performed in its first competition of the year at Lee's Summit North on Saturday, Jan. 20. The team secured fourth place in pom.
Girls Swimming and Diving
The girls swimming and diving team traveled to Columbia for the annual COMO Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21. Kaya Alvegaard-Struble secured eighth place in the 200-yard individual medley and medaled.
- 200-yard free relay - 11th place (Kaya Alvegaard-Struble, Keira Gaffney, Remley Grant, Kayla Ilardi)
- 200-yard medley relay - 13th place (Kaya Alvegaard-Struble, Keira Gaffney, Remley Grant and Colbie Hyde)
- Kaya Alvegaard-Struble - 15th place in 100-yard backstroke
The squad also competed in Lee's Summit earlier in the week. The team went 3-1 on the night in their duals.
- Lee’s Summit 186 Pembroke Hill 123
- Pembroke Hill 146 Oak Park 127
- Pembroke Hill 164 Staley 156
- Pembroke Hill 194 North KC 76
The team competes in Independence on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and in Springfield Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28.