The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 2, 2014

Eagles take step toward goal

Woodrow dominates Hurricane for AAA championship

BECKLEY — The City of Champions just got a little more golden.

The No. 9-ranked Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles cruised past Hurricane 79-48 Saturday night to capture the Class AAA co-championship in the 25th annual Big Atlantic Classic.

“At the beginning of the year, coach (Ron) Kidd talked about winning all gold everything,” senior Nick Deems said. “The Big Atlantic, regional, the MSAC and the state championship. Our total team goal is to bring home championships.”

“It’s an honor to play under the title of Beckley basketball,” Woodrow junior Brent Osborne said. “It’s an honor to win this championship, but it’s just a small step towards what our true goal is.”

The Flying Eagles jumped out to an early lead, outscoring Hurricane 26-12 in the second quarter and 24-16 in the third, cruising to their sixth consecutive win.

Senior Donte Nabors led Woodrow with 13 points and eight rebounds.

It was sophomore post Nequan Carrington who helped control the defensive flow, and helped hold Hurricane hotshot Henry Sorsaia to 12 points.

“I just picked up the defensive end,” Carrington said. “I feel like that’s where I’ve been slacking most lately. I heard coach (Brian) Nabors start to say it and it gets stuck in my head. That’s where we’ve been really hurting. The truth is we got offense all day, but it’s really defense that helps win games. I’m just trying my best to play defense and stay in front of my man as hard as I can.”

That defensive effort will come in handy when the Flying Eagles begin a stretch in which they will play four games in a week, beginning Monday at Nitro and continuing Tuesday at home against George Washington. Woodrow will then travel to Princeton Thursday and welcome Cabell Midland Friday.

“Coach Kidd told us it’s the NBA schedule coming up,” Osborne said. “We’ve got four games this week so we just got to be ready to come every day and be ready to get better for what’s coming in March.”

“We played good,” said Kidd before declining to comment further.

— E-mail: jrollins@register-herald.com and follow on Twitter @JDanielRollins.

Hurricane

Jacob Lemmerman 0 0-0 0, Henry Sorsaia 5 1-2 12, Ace Estep 2 1-2 12, John Dawson 3 0-0 8, Garrett DeFries 0 0-0 8, Dustin Scarberry 0 0-0 0, Alex Wolford 0 0-0 0, Joseph Rogoszewski 5 0-0 12, Dylan Tinsley 1 0-0 0. Totals: 20 3-7 48.

Woodrow Wilson

Jaylon Breckenridge 3 4-5 11, Nequan Carrington 5 2-3 12, Donte Nabors 5 3-3 13, Dai Dai Fortune 2 1-2 6, Brent Osborne 4 0-0 12, Corey Acord 0 1-2 1, Nick Deems 1 0-0 2, Chase Hancock 4 4-6 12, Noah Hancock 3 0-0 6, Tarek Payne 0 0-0 0, Dylan Ray 2 0-0 4, DeAndre Risner 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 15-21 79.

H    10    12    16    10    —    48

WW    17    26    24    12    —    79

3-point goals — H: 5 (Rogoszewski 2, Dawson 2, Sorsaia); WW: 6 (Osborne 4, Breckenridge, Fortune). Fouled out -- None.

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