Warhawks fly by West Hancock at a frantic pace

West Fork's Sam Amsbaugh goes up for two of his 32 points in the Warhawks' home opener against West Hancock on Monday. Dec. 9. (Kristi Nixon photo)


SHEFFIELD – Everything about sixth-ranked (Class 2A) West Fork’s 84-62 boys basketball win over West Hancock indicated that it was in complete control.

But to witness it, the game had moments where both were moving at a frenetic pace that were absolutely dizzying.

The Eagles jacked up 29 three-pointers, hitting 10 of them to try to keep the pace with an extremely fast offense that is the Warhawks. The recipient of that fast pace was 6-foot-5 senior forward Sam Amsbaugh.

“They stop whoever they are going to guard,” Amsbaugh said. “With Hunter (Myers) and Spencer (Halloran) who both take it to the hole and shoot it well. Drew (Engebretson) is an outstanding shooter, and (Evan) Sprung is a great post presence, too. They chose to guard them tonight and those guys made good passes to me.”

For more on this story, see the Dec. 18 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.