Red Devils fall to Braxton County

Mark Martin
Special to the Jackson Star News

In a Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions placement game, Ravenswood saw Braxton County’s Eagles soar away from them in the final quarter.

The Eagles outscored the Devils in the fourth,15-8, to pull out a 66-63 win at home inside the Sutton Armory.

Ravenswood owned a 55-51 edge going into the last eight minutes of action.

“Braxton’s six seniors and experience may have had a lot to do with the end of the game,” Ravenswood head coach Mick Price said. “But it was a great learning experience in how we have to value every possession.”

The loss sent Ravenswood to 10-7.

Ravenswood was up 16-15 at the end of the first quarter before Braxton took a 34-31 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The Runnin’ Red Devils had four double-figure scorers in the game with Colton Goodwin leading the way with 16. Goodwin buried four of Ravenswood’s eight 3-pointers in the showdown on the road.

Matthew Carte had 15 in the contest, including a 3-pointer and a perfect 4-of-4 performance at the foul line.

Logan Alfred had a 3-pointer and finished the contest with 13.

Drew Hunt, who had a pair of 3-pointers, scored 12.

Ravenswood’s only other point producer was Sean Banks, who finished the game with seven.

The Devils were 23-of-46 from the field and 8-of-14 from the 3-point arc. At the free throw stripe, Ravenswood knocked down 9-of-11 attempts.

Braxton’s Aiden Singleton took game-scoring honors with 18. William Forbush finished with 17 and Bane Cogar had 10 for the Eagles.

Singleton had four of Braxton’s 3-pointers and Forbush hit three.

Braxton was 7-of-10 at the foul line.

In the rebounding department, Alfred had 10 rebounds and Carte pulled down nine.

Banks and Carte each handed out five assists.

Goodwin had three steals.

“It was a very fast-paced game,” Price said. “We didn’t do a good job handling key possessions at the end of the game. I thought our kids played hard and battled throughout the game.”

In the junior varsity game, Ravenswood won by a count of 57-36.

Hayden Shockey had 18 and Cameron Taylor delivered 17.

Anthony Anglin was also in double figures with 10.

Zane Balis added six, Colton Riggs scored four and Blake Bibbee finished with two.