Posted On: 02/14/20 12:46 AM

The Rangeview Raiders (14-5, 7-1) held on to defeat the George Washington Patriots (15-5, 6-1) by a final score of 71-63 on Thursday night, but the win didn't come easy for the Raiders. In a back and forth battle, the Raiders pulled away late and secured their 14th win of the season by way of free throws as the Patriots ran out of gas.

Here are three takeaways from Thursday night's action at Rangeview.

Who needs a sparkplug when you have Genesis Sweetwine?

Rangeview sophomore Genesis Sweetwine (13) drives past Iyahnni Qualls (3) of George Washington

On a team deep with youth, it is hard to stand out as a pillar to lean on. However, Sweetwine, a sophomore guard has done just that for this Raiders' team.

Leading her squad with a team-high 19-points, Sweetwine produced when the Raiders needed it most. Just when George Washington began to close the gap, Sweetwine took over. The first quarter came to a close with five straight points by Sweetwine to swing the momentum in favor of Rangeview.

In the fourth, with the game on the line, Sweetwine tallied ten of her points, going 3-for-6

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