Redskins coach Lance Sutherland said the outcome was much like an 83-66 loss to Woodrow Wilson early in the regular season when a second-half surge fell short.
"It was déjà vu all over again,'' Sutherland said. "We had good shots, good looks, but we used a lot of energy [coming back].
"We had all the confidence in the world we could make it a game, and we did make it a game. We thought we could come back because we've been doing it all year. It was a game of punches. We took Beckley's punches pretty well and played our butts off. It was a fun game to be involved with. One of those games that could have gone either way, but went their way.''
Kidd knew he had one big thing going in his favor to start the second half. Chase Hancock, a 6-foot-3 junior and the team's No. 2 scorer on the season, played only five minutes in the first half because he picked up his second foul. He managed to tally 11 points in that brief span, however.
With Hancock on the floor to begin the second half, the Flying Eagles took off.
"If you'll look, it was 32-32 at the half and we had Chase on the bench in foul trouble,'' Kidd said. "We come out in the third quarter and scored eight, nine quick points because of his defense. We need to keep him on the floor as much as possible because he just generates enthusiasm on both ends of the floor.''
Nabors finished with 15 points for Woodrow Wilson and Hancock had 13 with five steals. Johnson dished out six assists.
Dawson led Hurricane with 16 points and six steals, and Harris added 14 points and three thefts.
Hurricane's Henry Sorsaia, one of the team's top players, was held scoreless in the first half because of foul trouble and ended the game with eight points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.
Woodrow won despite shooting only 35.5 percent and committing 16 turnovers.
"They came with a good game plan,'' Kidd said of the Redskins. "You've got to look out once he really gets that program going.''
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