Posted On: 01/19/20 10:13 PM

RIVERWOOD HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL

Last Thursday night I popped over to Riverwood not far from my home to see a team that boasted a gaudy record, but who wasn't drawing the kind of online and rankings love you see with some of the other power programs in the Atlanta area. Additionally, 5A Region 6, while not a pushover by any means, isn't populated by a slew of marquee-name programs, so one might not think to make a Thursday trek, normally a slow day in Georgia hoops, up to the top of the Perimeter. But I'm glad I did, for the Raiders held off a solid and hard-battling Grady club 80-70 and have a good shot to make serious noise in a class that includes some real heavyweights in Lithonia, Eagle's Landing, Dutchtown and Cedar Shoals. Forward Nathan Henderson led the scoring charge, netting 27 points, the lion's share of those coming in close to the basket as the athletic 6-4 senior was nearly automatic from 5 feet in, showing off a variety of moves in the process. He's also a terrifically instinctive rebounder and great leaper, finding his way to a ton

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