Raiders continue to grind during tough season

Elijah Proby drove into the lane and trimmed the Lighthouse Private Christian Academy lead to two with less than a minute to play in the third quarter of last Monday’s game at home.

It generated a sense of hope for a Navarre boys basketball team that has struggled to dodge defeat during a difficult season.

That hope faded quickly as the fourth quarter got underway. The Stingrays used a 10-0 run to open the third period and the Raiders never got their footing back in what would turn out to be a 101-74 loss.

The loss marked the fourth consecutive for the Raiders since the calendar flipped to 2019 and the 14th overall this season. Navarre has won only four games in that stretch.

“We have to keep our head above water and keep working. That’s all we can do,” Navarre head coach Terry Posey said.

Nothing has come easy for this Navarre team. The Raiders have lost nearly half their games by less than 10 points, and three have been in overtime.

“Our motto right now is to keep grinding. That’s what we are going to continue to do,” Posey said.

Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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