Indians girls lose to Cape in basketball doubleheader

Date Published: 
Feb. 2, 2018

Special to the Coastal Point • Bruce Walls: IR center Julia Jordan gets a pass off against Cape Henlopen.Special to the Coastal Point • Bruce Walls: IR center Julia Jordan gets a pass off against Cape Henlopen.Indian River High School’s varsity basketball teams traveled to Lewes last Thursday, Jan. 25, for a doubleheader against Cape Henlopen High School’s Vikings. It was a double disappointment for the IR teams, as they both lost. The girls played first, with IR losing to the Vikings, 51-35.

Cape commanded the game from the start, leading the first eight minutes 17-6. The Vikings shot for 13 points in the second period and held IR to five points, taking a 30-11 lead into the locker room at midway.

When they returned to the floor for the second half, the revived up Indians played their best quarter, outshooting the Vikings 16-11. But going down the final stretch, the Viking offense expanded the gap with a 10-to-8 final-period, to take the game 51-35.

“We started out flat and then came out with a lot of energy, and we just weren’t able to catch up in the second half,” said IR head coach Donna Polk.

Senior guard Fabrea’ McCray led the Indians with a 11-point game that included a three-pointer. Senior guard Braydee Whitman bucketed five points for IR, Briddell added nine, and senior forward Raychel Elhers marked another eight points.

“We needed to match point-for-point, and we didn’t execute in the first half and didn’t have a lot of energy and missed a couple of points here and there. We’ll see what happens on Tuesday,” Polk said after the loss as the 5-9 girls’ team prepared to take on Seaford at Seaford High School on Jan. 30 (after Coastal Point press time). Their next game is set for Feb. 2 at 6:15 p.m., at home, against Delmar.