Vikings fall on the road to Point Pleasant

Mark Martin
Ripley's Cade Goode (23) had 17 in a recent loss to Point Pleasant.

A second meeting of the season with Point Pleasant brought on a different result.

Let’s just say, Point Pleasant made its point at home with Ripley.

The Big Blacks handed Luke Parsons’ blue and white a 74-63 setback last Tuesday in Mason County.

After owning an 18-13 advantage at the end of the first quarter, the Vikings watched the Big Blacks take control of the game before halftime.

Point Pleasant outscored the Vikings 25-11 in the second eight minutes of play – a scoring margin which would leave Ripley fighting up hill the rest of the way.

Hunter Bush proved to be a thorn in the Vikings’ side as he produced a game-high 28 points.

Eric Chapman was also in double figures for the Big Blacks with 16.

Ripley was paced by Cade Goode and Luke Johnson.

Goode ended the game with 17 while Johnson delivered 15.

Joey Ramsey also hit double figures for the Vikings with 12.

Isaiah Casto contributed nine, Shane Bumpus scored eight and Kaedon Proffit finished with two.

Goode drilled three shots from the 3-point line in the game. Bumpus had two and Casto drained one.

Ripley was 25-of-45 from the field in the game. Point shot 60 percent by connecting on 25-of-42 attempts.

Johnson was Ripley’s top rebounder with nine with Casto corralling seven.

Casto also dished out eight assists.