The Barnwell High boys varsity basketball team suffered a frustrating 75-62 loss Friday to Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Senior Night in Barnwell.
The Warhorses were never able to get on track against the Red Raiders.
Plagued by sporadic shooting, the Warhorses fell behind 17-8 in the first quarter and it was a hole that would only get deeper as the game went on.
Leading 30-24 at halftime, the Red Raiders never let up in the second half as they outscored the Warhorse 45-38 in the final two quarters.
Barnwell High junior center Jahlin Smith had one of his best games of the season with 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Smith said they had hoped to send the seniors out on a high note.
"It was a special night and everyone wanted to win this one for the seniors," Smith said.
"We fell behind early, but fought back nicely to get back into the game. In the second half, we had a few players to get into foul trouble and things kind of got out of hand."
Offensively, the Warhorses were fueled by shooting of siblings Trevor Sumpter and Trey Sumpter. The duo accounted for 54 percent of the team offense.
Trey Sumpter led all scorers with 18 points on eight of 15 shooting from the field.
Trevor poured in 16 points on six of 13 shooting from the field and four of five from the free throw line.
Others contributing for the Warhorses were Chris Riddle and Cuthbertson with five points and eight rebounds. Cuthbertson had five points, four steals and two assists.
The Red Raiders were led by a balanced offense with four players scoring in double digits. Javerick Kearse led the Red Raiders with 16 points. K.C. Crosby had a solid game with 15 points and nine rebounds. A.C. Crosby scored eight of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Darius Lee added 12 points.
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