Warriors downed on the road

Published 8:21 pm Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Nansemond River High School boys’ basketball fell to Hampton High School, 80-40, on Friday in a Conference 10 matchup.

The Warriors traveled to Hampton High School to take on their top-ranked opponent. The Crabbers proved to be too much for the Warriors, handing Nansemond River a 40-point loss.

After the first quarter, the Warriors were down 20-8, and by halftime, Hampton had stretched the lead to 42-17. The third quarter didn’t prove to be much better for the Warriors, as they were down 57-30 after three-quarters of play.

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Nansemond River shot 25 percent from the field, making only 12 field goals. Hampton shot 31 of 62 from the field for a 50 percent shooting average. The Crabbers made more three-point field goals than Nansemond River’s total field goals.

“They beat us in every phase of the game,” Warriors coach Ed Young said. “They are very good. We still competed hard and hustled.”

Gerard Stringer led the way for the Warriors with 16 points and seven rebounds. Stringer was the lone bright spot for the Warriors on the road.

With the loss, Nansemond River goes to 1-16 on the season. After playing two of the top teams in the conference back-to-back, the Warriors get to face Kecoughtan High School at home Jan. 31.

“We are going to pick it up soon,” Warriors Jeremiah Lewis said. “We have to continue to put pressure on each other at practice and work hard, and things will start to pick up.”

On Thursday, the Warriors will have senior night when they take on Frist Colonial at home at 7:45 p.m.