Saturday night was a good time to be a Ringling basketball fan.

Saturday night was a good time to be a Ringling basketball fan.

Both the Blue Devils and the Lady Blue Devils managed to come away with championships at the Black and Gold Classic in Wilson, as the Lady Blue Devils defeated Healdton, and the Blue Devils took down the host Eagles. The Healdton boys also finished up play at the tournament on Saturday. 

Girls 

Championship

Ringling 57 Healdton 51 

Two fierce rivals went head-to-head in the girls finals Saturday night, as Ringling and Healdton added another chapter to their history.

However, this time it was the Lady Blue Devils not only getting the win but the title as well over the Lady Bulldogs.

Ringling opened the game with a 14-7 run in the first quarter, before taking a 31-25 lead into the break for halftime.

The Lady Blue Devils managed to keep the Lady Bulldogs at bay in the third, outscoring them 13-12.

Healdton outscored Ringling 14-13 in the fourth quarter, but wasn’t able to take the lead back.

Mariah Martin led the Lady Blue Devils with 15 points in the game followed by Rayme Tolliver with 12 points. 

Healdton was led by Torree Wingo with 22 points followed by Macey Howell with 21 points.

Boys 

Championship

Ringling 27 

Wilson 25 

While it wasn’t an offensive masterpiece from either squad, the Ringling Blue Devils managed 

to do just enough to claim the boys championship Saturday night against Wilson.

At the end of the first quarter it was the Eagles leading 3-2, before a 9-8 run from Ringling evened the game at 11-11 going into the halftime break.

Ringling took control of the game in the third quarter with a 12-7 run, before being outscored 7-4 in the fourth quarter by the Eagles.

Coty Scott led the Blue Devils with 17 points.

Shane Honea led the Eagles with 10 points in the game.

Boys 

Consolation

Healdton 59

Ryan 28  

The Healdton Bulldogs managed to finish the Black and Gold Classic on a high note with their second straight win on Saturday in the Consolation Championship. 

An 11-9 run in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a lead, before Healdton outscored the Cowboys 18-7 in the second quarter.

Another 18-point quarter by the Bulldogs left them in control after three leading 47-22.

The Bulldogs finished the game off with a 12-6 fourth quarter.

Colton Pickelsimer led the Bulldogs with 15 points followed by Jessei Pittmann with 11 points.