"We played Logan and had a week off, came back and played Ripley and it was the same way," Sutherland said, speaking of long layoffs between games. "We played a great game against Winfield and we came out here and we were flat. [Parkersburg] plays hard and hustles and gets after it, but honestly we're better, and it didn't show.
"We'll go back to the drawing board [today], but if we play like this against Point Pleasant [Thursday] we're going to get beat - flat out, that simple."
In addition to Hurricane's misfires, Parkersburg built its early advantage due to Jordan Colebank, who had eight of his 12 points in the first period. He added 14 rebounds.
The Big Reds clung to a 23-20 lead midway through the second quarter until the Redskins ended the half on a 6-0 run to seize a three-point lead at the break. Hurricane then opened the second half on a 6-0 run to push its advantage to nine and the game was never in question again.
"We're just too damn careless with the ball," Parkersburg coach Jeff Mennillo said. "We don't make good decisions offensively and the shame of it is I think we guard pretty well. Hurricane is a pretty good team and they obviously picked it up a little bit there in the second half, but I'm just disappointed with our offensive decision making."
Garrett DeFries chipped in 14 points for Hurricane. Trey Dawson, despite making just 3 of 11 shots for six points, made his presence felt with seven rebounds, three assists and six steals.
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