Vikings earn tough win at Calvary Baptist

Mark Martin

It is never easy winning on the road.

But truly satisfying when it happens.

The Ripley Viking boys basketball team knows both quite well following a hard-fought victory at Calvary Baptist on Thursday, March 24, 54-53.

The Vikings were down three heading into the fourth before managing to pull out the win.

Joey Ramsey’s key free throws in the end preserved the victory.

“We dug ourselves a hole early on, but clawed our way back in the second quarter,” Viking head coach Luke Parsons said.

Ripley led by two at the break, 22-20, but then saw Calvary Baptist go back in front heading into the final eight minutes of play.

“We executed our offense down the stretch,” Parsons said.

Luke Johnson’s outstanding season continued as he scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked a shot.

Isaiah Casto was a double figure scorer for Ripley as well, producing 14.

Ramsey had eight in the victory with Shane Bumpus adding seven.

Kadin Hall hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six while Cade Goode scored three.

Bumpus and Casto each had a 3-pointer in the win.

Ripley was 21-of-41 from the field.

Ramsey dished out four assists in the game with Casto handing out three and Bumpus two. 

Goode was the steals leader with two. Ramsey, Bumpus and Casto each had one. 

Isaiah Bosley scored 11 for Calvary Baptist followed by Ben Coleman’s 10.