Point falls to Red Devils in Little General

By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Even a getaway Tuesday didn’t change the recent fortunes for Point Pleasant.

That’s because the Big Blacks’ boys basketball team suffered its 12th consecutive defeat, losing to Ravenswood 65-32 as part of the Little General Shootout inside the Charleston Civic Center.

The loss left Point Pleasant at 2-16, as the Big Blacks and Red Devils did battle for a Tuesday matinee as part of the Little General Shootout.

Ravenswood led 23-6 following the first quarter, 42-15 at halftime, and 59-23 after the third frame.

Point Pleasant’s points in the opening period came courtesy of three three-pointers — two by Bradley Gibbs and one by Cason Payne.

In the second stanza, Gibbs had a field goal and Parker Rairden made 4-of-4 free throws.

In the third quarter, Rairden rained in a three, while Trace Derenberger scored a two-point field goal — along with 1-of-2 free throws by Doug Workman and 2-of-4 foul shots by Trey Parker.

Derenberger, Workman, Gibbs and Parker posted field goals in the fourth quarter, while Gibbs also sank a free throw.

The Big Blacks shot 50-percent from the foul line (8-of-16).

Isaiah Morgan poured in 20 points to pace Ravenswood, which included four first-half trifectas.

Logan Jarrett scored 16 points for the Red Devils, as Morgan and Jarrett had seven field goals apiece.

The Red Devils drained seven three-pointers, and went a perfect 6-of-6 at the line.

Morgan had 18 of his 20 in the first half, as he, Jarrett and Riley Heathogton all made 2-of-2 from the stripe.

Ravenswood held a 26-9 advantage in total field goals, as Jayden Rhodes recorded four for eight points.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs