Ridley erupts in fourth to down Conestoga in Central rivalry

Ryan Bollinger (above) and his aggressiveness paid off in Ridley’s fifth-straight win to open the year. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

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By Josh Verlin

After establishing himself as a 3-point shooting threat last year, Ridley’s Ryan Bollinger is determined to show he can do more than just bomb away from beyond the arc. Against Conestoga in a big early Central League matchup on Tuesday night, the 6-1 senior attacked the rim at every opportunity for the first three quarters, helpling take pressure off the Green Raiders’ star guard, Brett Foster.

When push came to shove, though, Bollinger’s biggest shot of the night was an old standby. After Ridley’s eight-point halftime lead turned into a Conestoga lead late in the third quarter, Bollinger’s triple from the right wing less than three minutes into the fourth sparked the home team, who ran away to a 55-38 victory to continue an undefeated start to the season.

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