Hurricanes edge Warriors

Published 9:11 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015

Heritage High School’s boys’ basketball team hit its free throws and downed visiting Nansemond River High School 73-66 on Friday evening.

Warriors senior Paul Hall hit two three-pointers to bring his team within two points of tying, as the score was 63-61 with 56 seconds to go in the game.

But the Hurricanes scored their final 10 points on free throws and made the game seem less close than it was.

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Heritage senior Romello Anderson, last year’s Ironclad Conference Player of the Year, finished with 22 points, including going 12-of-15 from the foul line, and had 11 rebounds.

The Hurricanes out-rebounded the Warriors 47-30.

For Nansemond River, senior Matt Allmond resumed his strong offensive production, scoring 22 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the floor pulling in seven rebounds.

Junior Josh Covington, in a rare starting role, had 15 points but struggled from the field.

Hall came off the bench to score a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the three-point line.

With its win over the Warriors, Heritage improved to 7-7 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

Nansemond River (6-8, 0-4) visited Kempsville High School on Saturday evening. After a break for exams, the Warriors return to action on Friday, hosting Lakeland High School.