By Randy Arrington
LURAY, Jan. 6 — In this week’s only action on the court, the Luray High School boys basketball team captured a Bull Run District win in dominating fashion over visiting Mt. View Wednesday night, 83-54.
It was by far the Bulldogs’ best offensive performance of the season. Not only did Luray have eight of its 14 players score in both the second and third quarters, the Bulldogs hit 16 shots from beyond the arc on the night and posted a 31-point third quarter by shooting 62 percent from the floor.
Mt. View came into the game still searching for its first win of the season and not having played since Dec. 15. While only scoring seven points in the opening frame, the visitors got consistently better throughout the game and posted their highest point total of the season in a fast-paced game.
LHS sophomore guard Landon Vile simply put on a shooting clinic — hitting a total of eight three-pointers on the night and posting a game-high 24 points. Junior Zane Ramey came off the bench to light up the scoreboard in the second half, with five three-pointers on the night and 15 points. Senior Calder Liscomb scored 14 points spread throughout the first three quarters, as he consistently drove the lane for either points or a drawn foul.
The Bulldogs quickly jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and built a 38-18 advantage going into the half. Luray then outscored their opponents 31-17 in the third frame and lead 69-35 heading into the fourth as Coach Matt Huff began to substitute freely.
Mt. View was lead by freshman Caleb Eaton with 21 points, followed by sophomore Johnny Hasley with 12. Sophomore Keyshawn Davis and senior Dawson Moomaw each added eight. Next up, Mt. View (0-5) will travel to Strasburg on Friday night (weather permitting).
The Bulldogs (2-6) will next host the Knights of Turner Ashby on Friday night (weather permitting). On Monday, Luray hosts Central of Woodstock, which is scheduled to be broadcast by PVN Sports on the NFHS network.
For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.