RAVENSWOOD - Three Ravenswood Red Develettes played their best games of the season to date last week to help Coach Cara Williams’ gals win a key LKC North game over Williamstown Wednesday night and add a dominating victory over sectional rival Braxton County Saturday night at The Pit.
In Wednesday night’s high-scoring 88 to 77 shootout win over the Yellow Jackets, junior Hailey Miller added her name to an elite list of Devilette players who have scored 30 or more points in a game. Miller went off for 36 points versus the Yellow Jackets, canning 12 shots from the floor and adding 12 of 16 free throws.
Her one-game total ranks her among Devilette 30-point scorers likes of Pam Conrad (program record 46 points in a game), Billie Hendricks, Kim Creel, Mary Beth Varney, Tracie Hendricks, Rebecca Ferrell, Lori Caldwell, Jen Wolfe, Kylie Wolfe, Emily Rector and Rebekah Samples (30 in a regional championship game versus Weir to send Ravenswood to their first of four-straight state tournament berths).
The two teams opened at a torrid pace scoring a combined 48 points in the first quarter with Ravenswood trailing 24-23 at quarter’s end. The Devilettes then took it 19-15 scoring advantage in the second quarter to grab a 42-39 lead at the half. In the second quarter, Ravenswood built a 10-point lead but then squandered most of it as junior co-captain Taylor Treadway was assessed her third personal foul and tentative and erratic play off the bench allowed Williamstown to claw their way back into the game. Haylie Reynolds driving layup with 10 seconds left preserved the three-point, half-time lead.
Ravenswood eked out a 26-23 third-quarter advantage to push out to a 68-62 lead and then took a 20-15 margin in the final momentum shifting eight minutes to salt away the 88-77 win.
Along the way, Treadway shook off her foul difficulties to post her best scoring game of the season to date (17 points) and post a double-double with a team-high 11 rebounds, adding seven assists and six steals to an outstanding overall game.
Claudia Cubides (two treys) chipped in 12 points, Mariah Jackson eight, Kayla Scritchfield five, Taylor Love and Haylie Reynolds four each, and Kindsey Torris two.
Miller grabbed nine rebounds, Chesney Hudson five and Jackson four. Scritchfield had six assists, and Hudson, Love and Jackson two each. Miller notched two steals and Hudson and Love one each. Hudson blocked two shots, and Scritchfield, Torris and Jackson one each.
For the Yellow Jackets, Samantha Dedrick scored 18, Melissa Cieslewski 17, Ashley Morris 16 and BreAnn Reynolds 12. Cami Mosser added four points, Brroke Stewart and Victoria Clark three each, and Courtney Dotson and Heather Albertson two each.
“We knew it would be like this,” said Coach Cara Williams of the shoot-out. “It’s Williamstown. You score 80, they’ll try to score 90. This was definitely a big win for us. Every LKC North game going forward is. We would’ve liked to have one of the games against St. Marys, but that didn’t happen. So we’ve had to adjust our goals. But getting to the Night of Champions is still a top priority for us.”
Page 2 of 2 - Saturday night at The Pit, the Devilettes put visiting Braxton County away early and ran away with a 30-point, 71 – 41 win. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but it was dominating.
Hailey Miller led the way with 20 points, and junior Kayla Scritchfield had her best scoring night of the season to date with 18 points, including three goals from beyond the three-point arc.
Taylor Treadway and Claudia Cubides chipped in eight points each, Mariah Jackson six, Haley Reynolds five, and Kindsey Torris, Taylor Love and Chesney Hudson two each.
Jackson hauled down nine rebounds, and Miller and Treadway six each. Treadway dished off four assists and Reynolds and Cubides two each. Cubides notched five steals, and Miller, Treadway and Jackson two each. Hudson blocked two shots and Jackson one.
The Devilettes outscored the Eagles 12-6 in the first quarter and 16-9 in the second quarter for a 28-15 lead at the half. In the third quarter, Ravenswood put the pedal to the metal with a 24-14 scoring advantage and closed out the game with a 19-12 margin for the 30-point victory.
For Braxton County, Emily Harper led the way with 14 points and Kendra Houghton added 13. Logan Frame chipped in six, Braylee Woods three, Jazmine Valdivieso and Hollis Skidmore two each and Kate Golinsky one.
“It was a physical game, but I’m pretty satisfied with our effort,” said Coach Williams. “We need to cut down on silly fouls and there are times when we need to slow down, be patient and work our offense. But overall, I’m pretty satisfied with tonight’s effort overall.”
Ravenswood, now 7-3, next plays at sectional rival Webster County Saturday in a girls-boys double dribbler.