A slow start kept the Linden varsity girls basketball team from being able to compete against the Flushing Raiders  at Flushing High School Friday night.

Linden (3-11) only netted three first-quarter points and ended up losing 52-32.

Linden’s only three points in the opening quarter were provided by a Paige Leedle free throw and a Delanie Prince bucket. Meanwhile, Flushing had three players score at least two buckets in the opening quarter, resulting in a 19-3 lead.

The Eagles played pretty competitively with the Raiders (12-3) the rest of the way. Three-pointers by Leedle and Grace Pryde w were Linden’s only field goals of the second quarter, resulting in a 32-12 halftime deficit. The Eagles outscored Flushing in the third quarter with treys by Pryde and Megan Widner  leading the way. Alexcis Parker netted four points herself. Linden trailed 41-22 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Pryde netted two treys, giving her four for the contest. She ended the night with 12 points. Parker had seven points while Leedle netted six points. Widner netted five points.

Alex Long led the Raiders with 23 points. She scored at least five points in every quarter. Sarah Rambus netted 12 points.

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