PARKERSBURG-The Redskins from Hurricane High School paid a visit to Memorial Fieldhouse and scalped the Big Reds from Parkersburg by a 77-51 score in a Mountain State Athletic Conference showdown Thursday night.
Hurricane, now 4-1, placed four players in double figures in the victory while senior Adrian Webster was the lone Big Red to break double digits, finishing with 10.
Parkersburg, now 1-3, will try to avoid a four-game losing steak when it plays host to crosstown rival Parkersburg South (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the first meeting of the year between the city's two largest high schools.
Photo by Jeff Baughan
Parkersburg's Braeden Cabbil puts up a shot as Hurricane's Ian Miles attempts to block it from behind Thursday. Hurricane won, 77-51.
Coming off of a 78-54 defeat at Huntington two days earlier, Parkersburg came out and nearly matched the visitors point for point in the opening eight minutes of play. Webster was the Big Reds' main catalyst as the 6-foot-4 post player tallied eight of his points in the frame.
Hurricane built a 24-15 lead on a 3-point bucket from Rasaan Harris. But PHS battled back on back-to-back buckets by Levi Hays and Webster-the latter coming on a tip just as the buzzer sounded to end the period.
Parkersburg continued to keep the game close on a triple by Trevor Britton at the 7:05 mark of the second quarter. But a 14-2 run by the Redskins over the next five minutes broke the game open at 39-24.
A one-for-two effort at the charity stripe by Reid Strobl, a steal and a bucket by Ben Umpleby and a pair of free throws by Webster sliced the deficit to 10, 39-29, with 1:12 showing on the clock. However, Hurricane closed out the final 72 seconds with a 10-0 run to head to the locker rooms at the intermission leading by 20, 49-29.
It would only get worst for the hosts in the second half as Harris, who finished with 14 points, eight assists and six steals, ignited a 16-7 run by the visitors in the quarter as the Redskins headed into the final eight minutes of action leading by 29, 65-36.
The margin grew to 36, 75-39, on a layin by John Dawson and the Redskins would clear the bench for the final four minutes of the game.
Joining Harris in double digits for the winners were Dawson with a game-high 17 points, Garrett DeFries (15) and Ian Miles (14). The Redskins dished out 21 assists in the game and came away with 18 steals while the Big Reds could muster only five in each category.