REDMOND — For a half it looked like an upset of Redmond was possible.
The Panthers, though, pulled away from crosstown rival and host Ridgeview with a 21-6 third-quarter run Tuesday to win their 10th consecutive game, 72-52.
“That third quarter was big for us,” said Redmond coach Jon Corbett. “We just kind of shut down their outside game and played more patiently on offense.”
Redmond’s Matt Dahlen scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out eight assists to go along with three steals for Redmond. Trevor Genz added 10 points and 10 rebounds. But in a game where 10 Panthers scored, Brayden Bordges sparked Redmond with 16 points, Corbett said.
“That’s big for us,” Corbett said of Bordges’ contributions. “He is really coming on as a scorer for us.”
Redmond had led 34-27 at halftime, as the Ravens used four first-half 3-pointers to stay competitive. But that changed in the second half for Ridgeview, which was limited to just one 3-pointer in the final 16 minutes.
Tanner O’Neal led the Ravens with 14 points and George Mendazona chipped in 12.
“We played pretty well in the first half,” said Ridgeview coach Nathan Covill. “But Redmond is huge and physical, and that took its toll.”
Redmond, which improved to 15-4 overall after the Intermountain Hybrid win, will host Summit on Friday. Redmond (4-16) will travel to Bend on Friday.