The Barrington High School boys’ basketball will turn its attention to the state open tournament next week after Cumberland High School eliminated the group from the state D-II tournament Friday night.
The Eagles never lead in the semifinal contest, which ended 58-43.
“We just never really into a rhythm offensively,” head coach Pat Sullivan said.
While Barrington stayed within a few points at the outset, Cumberland pulled away about with a 9-1 run about eight minutes into regulation. Barrington trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and eight at half-time.
“I would say it was a matter of them beating us down the court for easy baskets,” Sullivan said.
“They also got a lot of rebounds offensively, second and third opportunities.”
Barrington came out on a bit of a rally in the second half, twice closing the gap to five. Eventually, however, Cumberland ripped off an 11-0 run to widen the gap to 18 with about 6 minutes remaining.
Sullivan said Cumberland’s effort showcased why the team was the tournament’s number one seed.
“They start five seniors, they have a ton of experience,” Sullivan said.
“They played with a little bit more intensity, they played with a little bit more confidence, more speed, physicality then we did and that was the difference in the game.”
Sophomore guard Corey Daugherty lead the Eagles on offense with 11 points followed by senior forward Jared Silk, with 10. Sophomore forward Kevin Mannix added six and junior center Nicholas Raymond scored eight.