Red Devils crush Camden County on Senior Night before losing four games in a row

The thrill from the win against the Warriors was quickly extinguished the following night


Photo courtesy of Coach Flanagan

Coach Flanagan with the seniors on Senior Night

Aaron Rigby, Sports Writer

Last week, in the first game of a back-to-back schedule,  the Red Devils absolutely annihilated Camden County Tech in a game that was over in the first quarter and never got close.

With 5:43 remaining in the first quarter, Camden County led the contest 4-3, and that was the last time they had a lead the entire game.  

After they scored, RV proceeded to go on a 27-4 run to finish the quarter. By the end of quarter one, the Red Devils were up by a 22 point margin, leading the contest 30-8. This trend continued into the second quarter of action, with the Red Devils going on another run, scoring 10 points to Camden County’s 0 in the first 2:50 of the quarter.  This run put RV on a 35-4 run over the past 8:43 of the game.

Camden County eventually scored in the second quarter, but the Red Devils held them to just 4 points in the quarter to their 16, giving RV a 46-12 lead at halftime. 

At halftime, Senior Small Forward #4 Hamlet Martinez led the Red Devils in scoring with 11 points, one point away from single-handedly tying with Camden County.  

Entering the second half with a lead of 34, the Red Devils had the green light to begin having fun and toy with the competition a bit. With just seconds remaining in the third quarter, senior Corey Williams attempted a fast break dunk but didn’t get it to fall, then junior Donovan Ross attempted a putback dunk, but he unfortunately also failed. Despite the sequence of failures, Rv still outscored Camden County 21-9, giving the Red Devils a tremendous 46 point lead at 67-21, but the game still wasn’t over.  

With 6:22 remaining in the game, senior Hamlet Martinez blocked a Camden player so badly that you could hear the slap from the parking lot, which caused the refs to call an (unreasonable) pity foul.  With 3:42 remaining in the game, junior Point Guard Jasiri Bandele unsuccessfully attempted a fast break dunk, but fortunately, the play was redeemed by senior power forward Rhein Manly, who pulled down the rebound and scoring a layup, putting the Red Devils up 73-25.  

The final score of this contest was 77-28, which was RV’s first 30+ point win of the year, and Camden County’s 12th straight loss and 4th straight loss by 30 or more points.  

However, presumably due to the team being fatigued and this being the second game of a back-to-back, the Red Devils traveled to Moorestown the following night, where they suffered a 24 point loss, losing the game 71-47.  And unfortunately, the new start to the week did not refresh the team enough, as they then fell on the road to Kingsway, Pemberton and Sterling. The boys face Delsea this Saturday in a potential chance to break this four-game losing streak.