Despite challenges, Raiders trusting the process

Trusting the process can be a difficult thing to do. Tough moments put a strain on that trust, the adversity doing all it can to throw punches that athletes won’t recover from.

It hasn’t always been easy this season for Navarre’s girls basketball team. The Raiders let a couple of wins slip from their grasp, losing twice by six points, and on another occasion they lost by 70.

But the Raiders always come back ready to go. They are resilient in that way, and if an example is needed to prove as much it took place on a Monday night in mid-December.

Navarre was taking on Escambia and the Raiders stretched their lead to double digits at one point. Several times it looked as if they were going to pull away from the Gators and cruise to victory.

In the final two minutes, though, the game was as close as it could be, the Raiders fighting like mad to stay ahead. They took their final lead on a layup by Arleigh East, going in front 50-49. Killian Casey finished things off with a free throw and layup in the final minute.

Read the full article in the Jan. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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