Warriors obliterate Wildcats

Published 8:58 pm Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Nansemond River High School boys’ basketball team has not looked much like an underdog in its first week of the 2014-15 season. After a nice road win over Grassfield High School, it visited Great Bridge High School on Friday and orchestrated an 88-39 blowout.

Warriors seniors Aaron Parker, Paul Hall and Matt Allmond provided the offense early to establish what the night was going to be like for the Wildcats.

The first quarter concluded with NR up 18-8 on 6-for-9 shooting, while Great Bridge was 3-for-10. The Warriors did not slow down in the second period when they shot 50 percent, 9-for-18, fueled by junior Josh Covington who came off the bench to score nine points before the half.

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Nansemond River continued running over the Wildcats in the second half with a fast-break offense and a trapping defense that caused 24 turnovers.

The Warriors went 29-for-56 from the floor, including a remarkable 14-for-28 from three-point range. They held Great Bridge to 33 percent shooting.

Covington finished with 20 points to lead Nansemond River, also handing out four assists and grabbing three steals. Allmond had 14 points, a team-high seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Junior Darius Jones had a career-high 12 points to go with four assists and Hall had a career-high 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from three-point range.

Nansemond River (2-0) hosts Indian River High School on Tuesday.