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Rivals Hampshire and Burlington Central get fired up when they square off in any sport, but the Whip-Purs entered Wednesday night's matchup at the Sycamore Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament with added emotion coursing through their systems. A day after 11th-year Hampshire coach Bob Barnett was hospitalized due to multiple heart attacks, the Whips played a focused, intense game with their mentor in mind. They bolted to a 9-point lead after one quarter and held off a second-half Burlington Central charge to prevail 59-54 to even their record at 1-1. The loss dropped the Rockets to 0-2.