Playing for the first time on its shiny new basketball floor inside the Ripley Health Center, the Ripley Vikings of first-year head coach Luke Parsons christened the new facelift to the 50-plus year facility in grand style.
Ripley captured wins on back-to-back nights over Point Pleasant and Calvary Baptist to win the Viking Holiday Hoops Classic.
On Friday, Ripley topped the Big Blacks, 60-47, and then downed Calvary Baptist in the title game on Saturday, 68-56.
Now 3-3, Ripley will be back on the floor tonight to take on the Red Dragons of St. Albans at the Tex Williams Gymnasium on the SA campus.
Ripley 60-Point Pleasant 47
Isaac Putnam had a monster game for the Vikings by scoring 26 points to go along with an impressive 10 steals, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Isaac Robertson was next in scoring with nine points in the victory.
Tobias Scholl finished with eight points in the game, six rebounds and five steals.
Jacob Fouty also added eight points.
Isaiah Riffe finished with seven points.
Timmy Wickersham closed out the scoring with two points.
Ripley hit 20-of-28 shots from 2-point range was was 3-of-14 from behind the 3-point arch. The Vikings delivered 11-of-19 free throws.
Kyelar Morrow had 11 points for Point Pleasant and Braxton Yates finished with 10.
Ripley 68-Calvary Baptist 56
The Vikings recovered from an early 23-17 first quarter deficit to outscore CB in the final three periods to pull out the title win.
Ripley edged past Calvary Baptist in the second, 19-12, to take a slim one-point lead into the locker room. The Vikings would then control both the third and fourth quarters, 12-10 and 20-11, respectively in reaching the .500 mark.
Putnam had another big night for Ripley scoring-wise with 25 points and instead of 10 steals he came up with 10 rebounds. He added four assists and four steals in the win.
Riffe scored 11 points, pulled down five boards, came up with four steals and handed out two assists.
Scholl scored 10 and yanked down 10 rebounds and delivered two assists.
Wickersham had nine points, four steals and two assists.
Fouty scored seven and handed out two assists. Robertson finished with six points, two assists and one steal.
Robert Clutter had 16 for Calvary Baptist, who had beaten Huntington St. Joe the night before, and Issac Moore finished with 15.