Coming off its first loss of the season, and against rival Ripley no less, Ravenswood rebounded on Tuesday night and returned to the win column with a 55-42 defeat of Doddridge County.
It was the second victory of the season against the Bulldogs for the Devils.
“I thought defensively we played pretty well,” said Ravenswood head coach Mick Price. “We gave them too many shot opportunities in the first half, but we did a much better job in the second half.”
Ryan Benson led the way for the Red Devils with a double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Luke Murray also scored in double figures for the Devils with 15.
Bobby Rymer scored six for Ravenswood, while Chad Small and Mark Davis each contributed four. Zack Martin and Cole Starcher rounded out the scoring, each delivering three points.
Ravenswood made 20 shots from the field and was 13-of-23 at the free throw line.
Murray had three assists and three steals for the Devils.
Ravenswood led 12-10 at the end of one and was up 30-25 at the break. The Devils seized control of the game in the third by outscoring the Bulldogs 15-5. Doddridge managed a 12-10 edge in the final eight minutes of play.
Doddridge won the junior varsity contest 61-45. Luke Corley was Ravenswood’s top scorer with 13 points. Jacob Lavender and Dustin DeRito were next in line for Ravenswood with eight points each. A.J. Sommerfield, Torrie Wolfe, and Jesse Mize contributed four each. Lance Casto and Cory Day each had two.
Ravenswood will meet Pt. Pleasant on Friday at home.
JAN. 19- It didn’t start out well for Ravenswood, but a strong finish allowed the state-ranked Red Devils to stay perfect last Tuesday against Williamstown. A 19-11 scoring advantage in the fourth propelled the Devils to a 49-45 victory over the Yellowjackets, moving them to 9-0 (Ravenswood would fall for the first time this season on Saturday against Ripley – a story you find elsewhere in the sports section).
Williamstown jumped on top of Ravenswood 16-8 after the first before the Devils pulled to within one (24-23) by halftime. Williamstown took a four-point lead (34-30) into the fourth before Ravenswood produced its solid final eight minutes.
Luke Murray paced Ravenswood with 15 points. Bobby Rymer was also in double figures with 12. Zach Martin scored nine in the win with Ryan Benson adding six, Chad Small three, Mark Davis two and Cole Starcher two.
Murray also had six rebounds, six assists and five steals. Benson pulled down seven boards in the win.
Case Edgar and David Huggins topped Williamstown’s scoring with 11 and 10, respectively.
Ravenswood won the junior varsity game with a 43-38 decision. Lance Casto led the way with 17 points followed by Torrey Wolfe’s 11. Jacob Lavender had eight in the win with Cory Day delivering four. Dustin DeRito scored two and A.J. Sommerfield had one.