RAVENSWOOD – Mick Price has known all along, as have others, that Isaac Crow was capable of a game like he had Tuesday evening at the Old Gymnasium in Ravenswood.
The 6-5 junior turned in a third straight double-double, including a career-high 30 points, that helped Ravenswood secure a very important Little Kanawha Conference North win over Williamstown, 65-57. Crow also pulled down an impressive 14 rebounds.
It was a nice bounce back for Ravenswood after losing to the Yellow Jackets earlier in the season.
“We did a better job on the boards,” said Price, whose team pulled down 33.
“They cracked us (in the first game) in rebounding.”
It would be anything but easy, though, the second time around.
Ravenswood stared at a nine-point deficit with 3:26 left in the game before pulling out the win. The Devils would outscore Williamstown, 27-12, in the final quarter.
“We made some key stops and hit our foul shots,” said Price. “You do that and you put yourself in a position to win games.”
Crow’s 30 points came on a 13-for-18 shooting night from the floor and nailing 4-of-8 free throws.
“He’s got a gift,” said Price. “He has ability, size and athleticism. It’s up to him to figure out just how good he wants to be.”
Senior Jake Martin contributed 19 points and six rebounds in the game.
Riley Heatherington added eight, Rhys Jelich and Heath Burgess scored three each and Dylan Radabaugh contributed two.
Both Heatherington and Martin nailed a pair of 3-pointers for the Devils.
Ravenswood was 24-of-49 from the field and 4-of-14 from the 3-point line. The Devils hit 13-of-22 free throws.
Burgess had nine assists and four steals in the game. Martin also made four steals. Heatherington had three blocks.
Williamstown had three players in double figures with Chandler Weber leading the way with 24.
Ravenswood led the game after one quarter, 12-11. But the Yellow Jackets evened things at 26-all by the break and then took a nine-point advantage of 47-38 into the fourth.
The win improved Ravenswood to 8-5 on season while Williamstown fell to 10-5.
“It was good to beat somebody who is pretty good,” said Price.
Ravenswood junior varisty lost on Tuesday, 59-50. Logan Jarrett led the way with 20 points. Hayden Mandrake had 12, Jon Crow had nine, Travis Rawson scored six, Ethan Mullins added three. The Devils are at home Friday against Tyler Consolidated.