RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — The streak continues … and with a little touch of history too.
The Point Pleasant boys basketball team picked up its seventh straight victory while Dillon McCarty became the program’s all-time leading scorer Tuesday night following a 77-60 decision over host Ravenswood in a non-conference matchup in Jackson County.
The Big Blacks (12-9) stormed out to a 21-9 advantage after eight minutes of play and never looked back, as the guests followed with a small 22-21 second period run to secure a 43-30 cushion at the break.
PPHS kept momentum going into the third canto, as the Big Blacks used a 20-13 charge to secure a commanding 63-43 lead headed into the finale.
The Red Devils (5-15) managed a 17-14 run down the stretch, but ultimately never came closer than four possessions in the 17-point setback. PPHS also defeated Ravenswood last Saturday by a 71-48 margin in Mason County.
McCarty — a senior — poured in a team-high 24 points for the victors, pushing his career total to 1,203 points. McCarty scored in each quarter of play and had 15 points at the intermission. Wade Martin was next with 16 points, followed by Aden Yates with 13 points and Alex Somerville with eight markers.
Adam Slack contributed seven points to the winning cause, while the trio of Cody Pearson, Andrew Williamson and Nate Chapman rounded out the scoring with three markers apiece. The Big Blacks were 8-of-13 at the free throw line for 62 percent.
Jake Martin paced RHS with a game-high 30 points, followed by Heath Burgess with 17 points and Logan Jarrett with five markers. Ravenswood was 13-of-16 at the charity stripe for 81 percent.
Point Pleasant will host Senior Night Friday when Nitro comes to town.