The Sherwood Warriors came into Clarksburg on Monday riding a three-game winning streak with, only one loss to Churchill back on December 19. The Warriors, 5-2 on the season, were looking to extend their record with a road win over the 4-3 Clarksburg Coyotes.
The Warriors went home feeling the sting of a one-point double-overtime loss, as Clarksburg’s Ian Krishnan and Stephen Armstrong combined to score 14 points in the overtime periods to help the Coyotes to a 101-100 victory.
Clarksburg took an early lead scoring 15 points in the first, thanks in large part to Krishnan’s two three-pointers. Sherwood managed just nine points in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Armstrong had 11 of 23 points in the game and allowed the Coyotes to open up a 34-30 lead at halftime.
After the break, the Warriors continued to find their groove outscoring Clarksburg 21 to 15 in the third period thanks to three 3-balls from senior John Ervin. He was red hot from beyond the arch all night. Ervin sank eight three-pointers — including three in the overtime periods— to lead all scorers with 36 points on the night.
The Coyotes had four players in double-digits. Krishnan finished the night with 31 points; he was followed by Michael Winterburn who had 24 points, Armstrong pitched in 23, and M. Stephan Hamilton added 14 points.
Sherwood was able to tie the game at the end of regulation with by scoring 26 in the fourth quarter. The Warriors got seven points from Donovan Lacey in the fourth, six more points from Josh Seils in the fourth, five more from Ervin to force the overtime.
In the overtime periods, Ervin scored 17 points for the Warriors hitting field goals, 3-balls, and two foul shots, but it was not enough to top the group effort from Coyotes in overtime. While Krishnan had eight points in the extra periods, Armstrong added seven more, and Winterburn and Hamilton each had five points. The difference maker was the single foul shot from senior Ryan Costin. It was Costin making the front-end of a two-shot foul that put the Coyotes over the Warriors 101-100.
The Warriors fall to 5-3 and will visit 2-4 Damascus on Thursday night, Jan. 5. Meanwhile, the Coyotes improve to 5-3 and will host the same Damascus Hornets on Friday, Jan. 6.
Top: Clarksburg’s Ian Krishnan (3) with the jump shot. He led the Coyotes with 31 points in the 101-100 double-overtime victory over Sherwood on Monday night.
Next: Sherwood’s John Ervin (4) led all scorers with 36 points, including eight three-pointers. He is guarded here by Clarksburg’s Ryan Costin (10).
Next: Clarksburg’s Michael Winterburn (4) drives for two of his 24 points.
Next: Stephan Armstrong (23) at the line. He was four-of-five from the stripe and finished with 23 total points in the victory.
Photos by Karen Armstrong for Germantown Pulse.