CAMBRIDGE—On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the Ridgewood varsity boys basketball team took a road trip to Knoxville and were defeated 86-48. Ty Waugh led the squad for the evening with 13 points, netting six field goals and one from the free-throw line. Elisha McCreary was a close second with 11.


    On Wednesday, Dec. 22, the Ridgewood varsity boys basketball team took a road trip to Knoxville and were defeated 86-48.

    Ty Waugh led the squad for the evening with 13 points, netting six field goals and one from the free-throw line. Elisha McCreary was a close second with 11.

    McCreary dumped in 10 of his 11 points in the opening quarter.

    Knoxville led 25-19 after the first period.

    Waugh had four in the second, while Ben Smith, Chad Leathers and Alex Main netted two each for the team.

    At halftime, Knoxville led 44-29.

    Waugh and Main were the only two Spartans to score in the third period, having four points each.

    During the final period, Reid Janson led the squad with four points. Scoring two each were Nate Mortensen, Main and Jacob Peterson. McCreary was 1-of-2 from the charity stripe.

    For the night, Cambridge was 10-of-15 from the free-throw line.

    Main ended the night with eight points, while Janson finished with four. Having two each were Mortensen, Tyler Nimrick, Smith, Leathers, James Brooks and Peterson.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 29, during Christmas break, the Spartans went to Williamsfield and fell 70-34 .

    Nimrick led Ridgewood with 17 points, making seven field goals and hitting 3-of-3 from the free-throw line.

    The first quarter proved to be the best for the Spartans, as they scored 11 points to Williamsfield’s 22.

    Nimrick and Smith were the only players to score in the second and third period.

    Ridgewood was 4-of-8 from the free-throw line.

    Smith finished the night with seven points while, Mortensen and Waugh had four each. Janson shot a field goal for two for the Spartans. 

    On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the team had their third road trip in a row, this time to Monmouth.

    Twenty points separated the winners from the losers, Monmouth being on top, 65-45.

    Nimrick and Smith both hit double digits, 18 and 10, respectively.

    Nimrick made three field goals in the opening quarter to led the team. Scoring two each were Waugh, Mortensen and Smith.

    At the end of the first quarter, the Spartans were only down by one, 13-12.

    The second and the fourth quarter seemed to the Spartans downfall, being outscored by eight and seven, respectively.

    Ridgewood was 2-of-5 from the charity stripe.

    McCreary added seven points for the team, while Mortensen finished with six Adding two each were Waugh and Brooks. 

    Ridgewood hosted West Central Friday, Jan. 7, at AlWood High School with the Heat beating the Spartans, 52-36.

    West Central came out strong in the opening quarter and outscored Ridgewood 20-5.

    Smith led the Spartans with five in the opener, while Nimrick finished with two in the period.

    Ridgewood’s defense shut down the Heat in the second period, outscoring them 8-3. Four Spartans scored during the quarter. Nimrick finished with three, while Waugh and Mortensen had two each and Smith, one.

    At halftime, West Central led 23-13.

    During the third quarter, only two Spartans managed to fine the basket. Nimrick and Smith added four points each, while West Central managed to score 12.

    Both teams were pretty evenly matched in the final period with West Central outscoring Ridgewood 17-15.

    Nimrick led the Spartan offense with 19 points. Smith also hit double digits with 10. Brooks added three and Waugh and Mortensen, two each.

    Ridgewood was 5-of-16 from the free throw line while West Central was 16-of-27.

    Brandon Brent led West Central with 22 points.