The Wapahani Varsity Boys Basketball Team opened up their 2017-2018 Season with a tough road contest at pre-season #7 1A Southwood Knights. The Knights returned 4 starters from the previous year and whipped the Raiders last year. The Raiders battled hard, showed great teamwork, and handled pressure all night to win by a score of 65-62. Sophomore Tre Spence hit a late 3 with :15 left to give the Raiders the lead as they held on in the closing seconds. Senior Peyton West started where he left off last year leading the Raiders with 24 points and several nice assists, rebounds, and steals. West game-winning assist to Spence was key to the final margin. Senior Jarrett Randolph contributed 17 points (5 3’s), Senior Chandler Wise had 4 points along with tough defense, Junior Caleb Smith contributed 4 points, while Spence chipped in 9 total. Junior Garett Stanley led the Raiders from the point position with 4 points and a tough floor game while Sophomore Drew Luce hit one big 3 early. The Raiders (1-0 overall) are back in action this Saturday at home vs the Tri Titans starting at approximately 7:30pm. Go Raiders!!