James Monroe loses heartbreaker to Webster County in first round of state tournament

By Matthew Young, Real WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – James Monroe’s dreams of a third-straight state championship were dashed on Wednesday, as the Mavericks fell to Webster County High School by the final score of 55 to 53. Three free throws from Ryan Cole tied it up for the Mavericks with just 3.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but a jumpshot from Webster’s Rayden Triplett less than one second later put the game out of reach.

James Monroe closes out the season with a record of 20 wins and four losses. The team’s leading scorers on Wednesday were senior Ryan Cole with 19 points, junior Layton Dowdy with 14 points, sophomore Ryan Mann with nine points, senior Cooper Ridgeway with six points, and junior Wil Boggess with five points.

Rounding out the 2023/2024 Mavericks squad were senior Chaz Boggs, freshman Kadyn Hines, junior Adam Vanscoy, junior Bannon Goodman, junior Baylee Ridgeway, freshman Jayden Miller, sophomore Cade Dillon, and junior Brady Baker. Mavericks Head Coach is Matt Sauvage. Assistant Coaches are Corey Miller and Jim Jackson.

1st Quarter Play-by-Play

Webster County Time ScoreJames Monroe
07:040-1Free throw Ryan Cole
Three pointer06:003-1
05:403-4Free throws by Ryan Cole
05:223-6Jumpshot by Ryan Mann
Lay-up05:065-6
Lay-up04:397-6
Three pointer03:4910-6
03:2310-9Three pointer by Ryan Cole
Jumpshot02:2212-9
Three pointer01:2515-9
01:1215-12Three pointer by Ryan Cole
Three pointer00:5018-12
Jumpshot00:0120-12

2nd Quarter Play-by-Play

Webster County Time ScoreJames Monroe
06:3820-15Three pointer by Layton Dowdy
Free throw06:1321-15
05:4621-18Three pointer by Layton Dowdy
Jumpshot05:3023-18
04:1823-21Three pointer by Ryan Mann
Jumpshot02:5725-21
02:4125-23Lay-up by Ryan Cole
Lay-up02:2027-23
Lay-up01:4629-23
Three pointer00:4832-23
00:2332-25Free throws by Wil Boggess
Jumpshot00:0034-25

3rd Quarter Play-by-Play

Webster County Time ScoreJames Monroe
07:4134-27Lay-up by Cooper Ridgeway
Lay-up06:5136-27
Three pointer05:5339-27
05:1139-29Jumpshot by Cooper Ridgeway
04:4539-31Jumpshot by Layton Dowdy
04:1739-33Lay-up by Cooper Ridgeway
Jumpshot03:5941-33
03:4841-35Jumpshot by Wil Boggess
03:1841-37Lay-up by Layton Dowdy
Lay-up01:4043-37
00:5943-39Lay-up by Ryan Mann
00:4143-40Free throw by Ryan Cole

4th Quarter Play-by-Play

Webster County Time ScoreJames Monroe
07:5243-42Lay-up by Layton Dowdy
07:2743-44Free throws by Ryan Mann
Three pointer06:3946-44
Lay-up05:5048-44
Free throws02:1650-44
Free throw01:1051-44
00:5651-45
00:4551-48Three pointer by Ryan Cole
Lay-up00:4053-48
00:2253-50Free throws by Layton Dowdy
00:0453-53Free throws by Ryan Cole
Jumpshot00:0355-53
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