RAVENSWOOD – It was two more wins for the Ravenswood Runnin’ Red Devils over the weekend.
Defeating Tyler Consolidated on the road Friday evening and then downing Braxton at home Saturday night brought the Devil season win total to six.
The number is indeed uplifting when you consider Ravenswood managed only five in the victory column one season ago.
While he feels his team has miles and miles to go in the improvement department, Mick Price is pleased with what he’s getting from his latest squad.
“I wouldn’t say we are playing well, but we are playing hard and it is still early,” he said. “By playing hard, we’ve been able to get teams at some disadvantages and get out on the break.”
Ravenswood hit the road Friday night and dispensed of the Knights, 62-36. After a slow start that found the Devils leading by one at 8-7, Ravenswood scored in double figures the final three quarters.
Jake Martin was one of four Red Devils in double figures with 19 points. Riley Heatherington, Heath Burgess and Dylan Radabaugh all scored 10. Martin and Heatherington both had a pair of 3-pointers in the game.
Isaac Crow, Rhys Jelich and Dalton Gandee all scored three points. Hayden Mandrake and Logan Tuttle chipped in two each.
On Saturday, Ravenswood jumped out to a 22-11 first quarter lead on the visiting Eagles and never looked back. Ravenswood outscored Braxton in three of the game’s four quarters.
Martin had a huge night with 32. He nailed 10 field goals, including a trio of 3-pointers. He was also 9-of-15 at the line.
“His shot selection is so much better,” said Price of Martin, who was 6-for-6 from the field in the opening quarter. “It (shot selection) also is getting him to the line.”
Besides his scoring contribution, Martin had a team-high nine rebounds, dished out three assists and came away with two steals.
Heatherington, too, knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. He was 4-of-5 from the floor on Saturday while also coming away with three steals. Crow also hit for double figures with 10 points and added three rebounds.
Burgess finished with six points, Radabaugh had five, Gandee scored three (with the team’s other 3-pointer) and Jelich two.
Burgess led the team in both assists (7) and steals (4). As a team, Ravenswood was 23-of-50 from the field (7-of-13 from the 3-point line) and 17-of-26 at the free throw line.
Ravenswood begins a busy week tonight (Tuesday) traveling to Williamstown. The Red Devils will play at Herbert Hoover on Thursday and Webster on Saturday.