PARKERSBURG - Jake Ullman scored 29 points in the first three quarters and Parkersburg Catholic led 41-10 at the half and 61-20 after three periods en route to a 71-35 besting of visiting Ravenswood in an LKC North boys basketball game Saturday night.
There was really no question about the eventual outcome as the now 4-1 Crusaders ran roughshod over the young Red Devils right from the start.
Catholic jumped out to a quick 8-0 advantage in the first 2:25 to open the game. Then ahead 12-7, the Crusaders finished the initial quarter on a 7-0 run to push their margin to 19-7.
Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn
Parkersburg Catholic head coach Rob Strcula speaks to his players during a timeout Saturday night.
The second stanza was practically all Catholic as Ullman, with 14 points including two treys, led a 22-point Crusader spree while the hosts held Ravenswood to just three to surge out a 31-point spread by intermission.
Ullman tallied 10, or half, of Catholic's point total in the third quarter with the Crusaders' lead reaching 40 at 54-14 at the 3:57 mark on a Jake Boice basket.
And the Catholic lead hit its zenith at 1:34 of the third on Ullman's fourth 3-ball of the game, from the left wing, that lifted the Crusaders into a 44-point, 61-17, expanse.
Ravenswood, now 1-2 on the season, never got any closer than 36 in the final period.
Ullman, who only played three quarters, finished with 12 field goals and a free throw, while Joe Padden added nine points, Brady Kurucz eight, and both Boice and Ben Collie six each.
For the Red Devils, Dalton Gandee and Issac Crow each bucketed 10 points, while Jeremy Balser collected six.
Magnolia 79, Nitro 55
CHARLESTON -Magnolia (4-0) defeated Nitro 79-55 here Saturday night behind two monster nights from seniors Stephen Rogalski, who scored 26 points, and Mark Winters who netted 22 tallies.
Magnolia led by 13 after the first quarter and never looked back, going into the locker room with a 39-27 lead and outscoring the visitors by 15 in the third quarter to pull away. Although the Blue Eagles got to the charity stripe only 8 times, they were able to more than make up for it by draining six three's, led by Rogalski's three treys.
The Wildcats (2-3) were led by Trevon Taylor's 16 point effort.