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Woodrow flies past Wolves

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SPRING VALLEY -- Spring Valley was able to hold high-flying Beckley Woodrow Wilson to just 31 points over three quarters in Friday night's boys basketball contest.

The problem was the 25 the Timberwolves gave up to the Eagles in the first quarter on the way to their fourth loss of the season, 56-41.

Spring Valley didn't seem ready to play in the first quarter, and was outscored 25-6, forcing the 2-4 Timberwolves to try and scratch back from a double-digit lead all night.

"It seems like they came out a little timid, scared," said Spring Valley head coach Cory Maynard. "Instead of taking it to Beckley, we let them take it to us. We took some quick shots and didn't get back in transition, and that's what Beckley wants to do to you."

The Timberwolves also committed 16 turnovers, the highest mark for the team this season.

Spring Valley got the lead down to 11 once in the third quarter, and 10 (46-36) in the fourth, but couldn't get any closer.

Donte Nabors lead the Flying Eagles with 23 points, six of which came from the free throw line.

The Eagles only hit five shots from the floor in the third and fourth quarters, but were able to get 11 points in free throws while the Timberwolves were having trouble keeping possession of the ball.

Spring Valley was led by guard Greg Herbert, who had 23 points, while inside/outside threat Jacob Kilgore was limited to 7, along with Austin Keyser, the team's only returning starter from last year.

Maynard said he expects to take some lumps starting three sophomores and two juniors, but the team can't have a first quarter meltdown like Friday's and expect to win. He added that while the team has had flashes of greatness, he's yet to see a complete game from his squad.

"We've got to put four quarters together; we've got to come out and be ready to play," he said. "I think we'll continue to get better. I like our team, I like our players. They play hard, they don't quit - they could have quit tonight in that third quarter, but they didn't."

Woodrow Wilson moves to 4-1 on the season with the win.

WOODROW WILSON 25 11 7 13 -- 56: Nabors 23, Johnson 11, Hancock 10, Deems 5 Carrington 7.

SPRING VALLEY 6 10 13 12 -- 41: Herbert 23, Kilgore 7, Keyser 7, Meade 2, Steele 2.