BECKLEY - Minus all-state guard Donte Nabors, Woodrow Wilson still managed to take care of business Saturday afternoon.
Jaylon Breckenridge led a balanced attack with 14 points and Dai Dai Fortune sparked a late run as the Flying Eagles soared past Hurricane 62-49 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
Woodrow (3-2), ranked No. 10 in Class AAA, played its third straight game without Nabors, a first-team all-state selection last year and the team's top scorer, who's sidelined with an ankle injury.
Breckenridge picked up slack early, tallying 10 of his points in the first half to spark Woodrow to a 35-30 lead at the break.
"We've got to get this team back and going,'' Breckenridge said. "Beckley basketball. That's what it's all about.''
For Hurricane (5-2), steady Henry Sorsaia led the way with 21 points and seven rebounds. He scored at least two baskets in every quarter and hit 10 of 13 shots. Trey Dawson tossed in 12 points and had five steals, but missed 11 of 16 shots.
After the Redskins shaved a 12-point deficit down to 43-39 late in the third quarter, Woodrow went on one of its patented runs, scoring 14 of the game's next 15 points.
Fortune got that surge going, finding Noah Hancock and Nequan Carrington with nice passes that led to baskets, Carrington's turning into a three-point play. Fortune also knocked down a 3-pointer as he had a hand in all eight of the Eagles' points to end the third period with a 51-39 edge.
That lead grew to 57-40 to start the final quarter as Noah Hancock chipped in back-to-back buckets, including one of Woodrow's five rebound baskets.
Hurricane kept scrapping, with its pressure defense forcing six of Woodrow's 19 turnovers in the fourth quarter, but the closest it could get was 59-49 in the final minute.
Redskins coach Lance Sutherland has plenty to fret about, including 21 turnovers, 19-of-49 shooting (4 of 17 on 3s) and a 36-25 rebounding deficit.