"I was really pleased with our pressure. We got after it. We haven't scored like that in a long time. In a game against a stronger opponent you're going to have to play four quarters like that. We want to play four quarters right on the ball and man-to-man and get pressures and traps.''
Ripley freshman point guard Jamison Hunt led the way with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including four 3s, while senior Kade Harrison added 13 points and six rebounds. Vikings freshman Chase Johnson turned in eight points and seven boards and sophomore Lukas Layhew had seven points and seven caroms.
"They got hot and blew us out,'' said longtime Ripley coach Craig Harmon. "Their pressure got us. We're awful young. I had three freshmen [play]. They got their feet wet.''
Fisher said he believes the Generals can keep up the pace they have set.
"I feel like we can and we will,'' he said matter-of-factly. "We're working hard at it. I think we're getting better. We're all playing well together.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.