Indians shoot down the Eagles
Hakeem Shabazz goes for the lay-up.
The varsity Indians were visited by the Washington and Lee varsity Eagles once the snow melted and the roads were cleared.
Both teams started slowly, leading to a 10 -10 tie at the end of the first period. The Indians picked up their tempo in the second quarter and scored 18 points with Tevin Carter dropping in six.
The defense was more active and held the Eagles to five total points, one field goal and two free throws.
This gave them a 15 – 28 half time lead. The third stanza was much like the first with both teams scoring the same amount; this stint consisted of 13 tallies.
The host squad held a 13-point lead heading into the fourth. They allowed the visitors to cut their lead to ten at the six minute mark and five with two minutes left. But Wesley Jackson and Hakeem Shabazz sealed the contest by hitting seven out of 13 free throws.
The Indians got a 55 -59 win. Coach Mike Stevenson said he teaches his players “to watch the action on the court when they are not on the court; this lets them know what their role will be when they enter the game.”
Tevin Carter led the team with 18 points, followed by Wesley Jackson with 11, Elvin Cottrell with eight, Zy Harcum with five, Hakeem Shabazz and Dashaud Murphy with four apiece and Dayquon Blue, Malik Brown, Stanley Koonce and Ahmad Muhummad with two apiece.