The Devils' string of victories ends but a new win streak begins

Mark Martin
Ravenswood sophomore Matthew Carte enjoyed another big scoring night for Ravenswood by pouring in 27 in a second win of the season over Wahama.

All good things must come to an end.

Ravenswood’s three-game winning streak did against Roane County’s Raiders ... in overtime no less, 57-47.

But when a string of victories comes to a close for a team, there is, of course, the chance to begin another win steak.

And that is what Mick Price’s crew did the following game with Wahama, defeating the White Falcons for a second time this season by a final of 70-44.

The two games moved Ravenswood to 9-5 on the season.

Roane County 57-Ravenswood 47

It is hard enough playing without one key player.

Now try doing it without three who regularly fill the stat sheet.

Such was the case for Ravenswood in its second showdown of the season with the Raiders.

After winning over the Spencer-based school at home, 41-33, just a few days earlier, the second time around on the road proved to be more difficult.

A big reason why was the fact starters Ashton Miller and Colton Goodwin were missing form the lineup along with top sub Sean Banks.

The Devils did their best against the Raiders, before falling in the extra session.

The two teams were deadlocked 42-42 at the end of regulation. In OT, Roane would outscore Ravenswood, 15-5, to pull out the victory.

Roane owned a two-point lead (11-9) after the first quarter before Ravenswood managed to take a 22-21 advantage into the locker room.

The Raiders led by two (32-30) at the end of three before Ravenswood got it tied to push it to an additional four minutes of play.

A pair of young guns would lead the way for Ravenswood as freshman Logan Alfred and Beau Bennett accounted for 26 of Ravenswood’s 47 points.

Alfred scored a career-high 16 while Bennett contributed 10.

Drew Hunt finished the game with nine, Matthew Carte scored eight and Blake Ball contributed four.

Ravenswood was 17-of-44 from the field and made 3-of-15 shots behind the 3-point line. Hunt had two and Bennett nailed one.

Ravenswood was 10-of-18 from the free throw line while Roane made 9-of-12.

In addition to being the team’s leading scorer, Alfred was Ravenswood’s top rebounder with eight. Ball snagged six off the glass.

Carte handed out four assists and Hunt came up with two steals.

Brayden Miller led all scorers by dropping in 24 for the winning Raiders.

Ravenswood 77-Wahama 40

The Devils recovered from the Roane OT loss by knocking off the White Falcons two nights later in convincing fashion on the road in Mason. Ravenswood had beaten Wahama earlier in the season at home, 75-47.

Ravenswood shot out to a 24-12 lead and never looked back in picking up that ninth win of the campaign.

Ravenswood also outscored Wahama in the second (18-11) and third (25-5) quarters.

Carte was the leading point producer for Ravenswood with 27. Three others also scored in double figures as Ball added 14 while Hunt and Alfred delivered 11.

Bennett added eight in the win with Blake Bibbee finishing with six.

Ravenswood was 35-of-52 from the field. The Devils nailed 6-of-13 attempts from beyond the arc. Carte had three of those with Bennett knocking down two and Hunt one.

Goodwin had six rebounds and Carte muscled away five in the victory.

Carte was also the assists and steals leader with eight and four, respectively.

Hunt and Alfred were both credited with four assists each while Goodwin and Alfred came up with a pair of steals.