Carte has memorable night as Devils beat Ritchie

Mark Martin

Mick Price has talked a lot in the past year about Matthew Carte’s passion for the game of basketball.

His love for the game has driven him to work to be the best player possible.

The sophomore certainly reaped the rewards of his offseason dedication on March 18 when he poured in a career-high 33 points to lead Ravenswood past Ritchie County, 59-49.

Carte’s big night scoring included two 3-pointers. He was 5-of-7 at the line.

Freshman Beau Bennett, who had Ravenswood’s other 3-pointer, scored eight along with fellow ninth grader Logan Alfred.

Ashton Miller scored seven, Blake Ball had two and Colton Goodwin scored one in the victory.

Ravenswood went into the contest without the services of starter Drew Hunt and key sixth man Shawn Banks.

Ravenswood was 20-of-33 from the field in the win.

The Devils nailed 16-of-26 free throws.

Carte was also one of Ravenswood’s top rebounders with seven, sharing game-high honors with Ball. Goodwin had six.

Goodwin had two steals and two assists in the win. Miller and Carte also handed out two assists.

Ritchie had two double figure scorers in Graden McKinney, who finished with 13, and Ethan Haught, who scored 12.

Ravenswood jumped to a 20-8 lead and had a 34-18 advantage at halftime.

The teams were even in scoring (12-12) in the third with Ritchie owning a 19-13 edge in the fourth.

Ravenswood won the junior varsity game, 50-31. Hayden Shockey scored 18 while Zane Bailis and Anthony Anglin produced 12 each for the Devils.

Blake Bibbee had five and Colton Riggs scored three.