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Magnolia Falls to No. 1 Ravenswood

By Staff | Feb 28, 2018

Photo by Bruce Crawford Magnolia’s Leo Herrick is surrounded by Red Devil defenders on his way to the basket.

Magnolia’s Garrett Babe knocked down a career-high five three-point baskets, but it wasn’t quite enough to get past the WVSSAC Class A No. 1 ranked Ravenswood, 98-53, in boys basketball action, Feb. 20 inside the MHS Gymnasium.

The top-ranked Red Devils showed the Magnolia Blue Eagle fans why they are this season’s top-ranked Class A boys team by scoring 98 points, with five double-digit scorers, with the poise of a team ready to win a state championship.

Babe tried to keep the Eagles flying high, scoring three baskets from behind the arc in the opening period, but it wasn’t enough as the Redskins outscored their hosts, 27-1,2 as they were up and down the court like a team on a mission.

Ravenswood only scored 18 points in the second stanza, but still led, 45-23, heading into the locker room.

The undersized Eagles were grounded for the biggest past of the second half, as the Redskins outscored Magnolia, 35-19, in the third period and 18-11 in the final period as well.

Leo Herrick scored a team-high 21 points, including two baskets from beyond the arc, while dishing out five assists. Babe finished with 17 points, including a season-high five triples.

In addition, Trenton Scheibelhood came off the bench to score five points, while Silas McKeever and Devin Shimp each tacked on three markers.

Trey Blain connected on a deuce, while Dalton Pritchard and Jared Kocher each sank a free throw.

Isaiah Morgan tipped the scale with 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Jaden Rhodes tallied 22 markers. Blake Bennett scored 13 points, while Stephen Dawson and Trey Mandrake each netted 10 markers for Ravenswood.

As a team, Ravenswood sank 11 treys with all of them coming from the five double-digit scorers.

They also connected on 37-50 shots for 53 percent, while cashing in on 13-16 free throws.