POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The skid continues.
The Point Pleasant basketball team dropped its third consecutive contest Friday night with a 69-60 loss to visiting Hurricane.
The Big Blacks (1-7) began the game with a 3:30 7-to-4 run, grabbing the early lead.. The Redskins bounced back and out scored PPHS 7-to-3 the remainder the to take the one point lead.
Four lead changes started the second stanza and the game was tied at 30 with 45 seconds left in the half. Hurricane scored six unanswered to take the momentum into the locker room and end the half with a 36-30 lead.
The Big Blacks offense struggled after the break, scoring just 11 third quarter points. The Redskins found their range in the third, hitting a trio of three pointers en route to an 18 point quarter.
Trailing 54-41 at the start of the fourth Point Pleasant rallied back and had Hurricane’s lead cut to six points with 30 seconds remaining. The Redskins hit 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the final seconds of the game to seal their second victory of the year over PPHS, 69-60.
Dillon McCarty led the Big Blacks with 23 points, including four three-pointers in the game. Alex Somerville finished with nine points, Cody Pearson contributed seven, all of which came in the fourth period, and Adam Slack added six. Andrew Williamson had five points, Brian Gibbs marked four, while Aden Yates, Marquez Griffin and Garrett Norris each finished with two points.
Hurricane was led by Trey Dawson with 16 points, Henry Sorsaia with nine points, and Ian Miles with nine. Rasaan Harris and Ace Estep each finished with eight points in the triumph.
The Big Blacks shot 10-of-13 (76.9 percent) from the free throw line, while Hurricane was 14-of-28 (50 percent). Hurricane held a 12-to-17 advantage in turnovers on the night.