Class 4A No. 7 North Central (2-0) escaped the Tiernan Center with a 70-65 win against the Red Devils (1-2).
Richmond had rallied to tie the game at 62-62 on a Koream Jett 3-pointer with less than two minutes to play. But North Central, paced by Donald Lee’s 18 points, ended the game on an 8-3 run to earn the victory.
Christian Harvey paced the Red Devils’ spirited effort with 31 points and six assists, while sophomore Rickie Wedlow had 11 of his 14 points in the second half.
Jett and Kei’Shaun Clemons each added six points, while Phillip Hobbs added five points.
Richmond returns to action on December 8 when they open North Central Conference play at Marion. The Red Devils game against East Central set for Saturday has been postponed.