Red Devils suffer tough 30-point loss To Moorestown

Last week’s game was the first loss by 20 or more points this season


Photo courtesy of RV Athletics

Senior Corey Williams

Aaron Rigby, Sports Writer

RV’s Varsity Men’s basketball team suffered a 28-point loss to Moorestown in a game full of droughts, runs and Red Devil turnovers on Wednesday.

On January 19, the Red Devils hosted Pennsauken, and blew them out 66-45. This was their second 20+ point win of the season. Just two days later, RV played Camden Academy Charter, in a game in which they won by 24 points with a final score of 69-45.  This would be their third 20+ point win of the season, and two 20+ point wins in a row.  

But six days later, they hosted Moorestown, who at the time were 10-3 with a win percentage of 77%. In this game, they seemed either worn out after accomplishing two amazing wins in a row, or rusty after not playing a game in five days.  

From the jump, they gave up a 6-0 run within the first three minutes of action.  In the remaining five minutes of play in the first quarter, they were held to six points to Moorestown’s seven additional points, putting RV down 13-6 after one quarter of play.  

This trend continued as Moorestown went on a quick 5-0 run in the opening 1:26 of the second quarter.  Though the Red Devils went on to score 13 points in the second quarter, they allowed Moorestown to score 21 points in the quarter, putting RV down 16 at half (19-34). This happened due to Moorestown out-scoring RV 14-5 in the last 2:40 of the half.  

Just as I thought the game was over, the Red Devils made a little momentum push, going on a 6-2 run in the first 3:16 of the second half, forcing Moorestown to quickly call a timeout.  However, this momentum didn’t last too long, as the Red Devils went on a 4:44 scoreless field goal drought, which allowed Moorestwon to finish the third quarter on a 7-0 run. This run put Moorestown up 18 points (43-25) heading into the fourth quarter.  

Unfortunately, RV’s scoring drought continued until junior Jack Orendac, scored an and-1 bucket with 4:27 remaining in the final quarter of play.  In that span of time, Moorestwon went on another three minute run, this time they scored eight points to RV’s zero.  

The final score of this match was 58-30.  Orendac and junior Donovan Ross led the Red Devil in points scored, both attributing eight points to RV’s 30.  

“We need to focus on fewer turnovers and avoid allowing second chance points” said coach Flanagan ahead of Thursday’s game against Westampton Tech, which resulted in a 43-38 win, largely from contributions from Orendac and senior Corey Williams. 

The Red Devils face Holy Cross Prep, who is coming off a loss against Burlington City.