Rhode Island High School Basketball - Barrington nipped by West WarwickFebruary 7, 2012: Barrington, RI 02806
The West Warwick Wizards tipped the host Barrington Eagles basketball team by a final score of 53-48 in Tuesday's league game.
In their next game, the Wizards face the Pilgrim Patriots (Warwick, RI) in a Division II - East game, on Thursday, February 9. West Warwick will attempt to move on its 16-2 season record. The Patriots enter the game with a 2-16 record after their 76-47 non-league loss to Westerly (Westerly, RI).
With the defeat, Barrington moves to 10-9 on the year. The Eagles travel to Narragansett (Narragansett, RI) to face the Mariners in a Division II - South game on Friday, February 10. The Mariners enter the game with a record of 8-10. Narragansett lost 65-62 in their recent non-league game against Tiverton (Tiverton, RI)
Led by a scrambling defense by the Wizards, West Warwick held a 31-23 at half-time over the Eagles of Barrington.
John Morrison, scored 14 of his game high 21 points in the first half.
Leading 42-27 with 10:14 left in the game, West Warwick's John Morrison picked up his fourth foul which allowed the hometown Eagles to comeback agains the Wizards.
Although the Eagles outscored the Wizards 14-7 over the next 8 minutes, West Warwick held on for their 10th road win of the year.
The Wizards finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record on the road.
Leading the way for West Warwick were Morrison (21 points) and Ryan Lawton (14 points and 13 rebounds).
The Eagles were led by Junior Ben Engvall, who scored all of his 19 points in the second half.