RAVENSWOOD - After a rough weekend, Ravenswood's boys basketball team needed to recover quickly.
A quick start on Tuesday evening at The Pit against Williamstown helped propel the Devils to their third win as the season hit the midway point.
Mick Price's crew shot out to a 16-8 lead after the opening period and never looked back in downing the Yellowjackets, 49-43, in what was the first of two regular season meetings between the Little Kanawha Conference rivals.
Ravenswood also had an eight-point advantage at the break, 20-12. The Devil lead grew to nine after three periods (35-26) before Williamstown outscored the Devils by three (17-14) in the final quarter.
"It was good to get a win," said Price. "We played with a lot more poise, but at times reverted back to throwing the ball away. We hit our free throws down the stretch. Our kids were deserving. Now we go to Ripley."
The Devils meet their cross-county rival on Friday night inside the Ripley Health Center.
Jake Martin took team and game-scoring honors by producing 19 for the Devils. Dalton Gandee also hit double figures with 11. Issac Crow added nine, Jacob Barr had eight and Heath Burgess finished with two.
Ravenswood was 19-of-48 from the field and 7-of-12 from the 3-point line. Martin had four of the team's 3-pointers with Gandee draining the other three in four attempts.
Ravenswood was 4-of-10 from the line. Williamstown was 6-of-8.
Williamstown was led in scoring by Hunter Neely, who had 12, and Chandler Weber with 10.
Crow was Ravenswood's top rebounder with 16. Martin had eight. Crow had four steals and Burgess dished out seven assists.
Williamstown won the junior varsity game, 54-46. Logan Jarrett and Travis Rawson led the Devils in scoring with 12.