The Indians fell to the Colonial Beach Drifters, 74-53 in Region 1A East quarterfinal action. The fourth meeting between the two went very similar to the other three when the Indians faded in the final eight minutes of play.
Head Coach Michael Stevenson commented on how well-coached the Drifters were and how well they played their particular parts in their offense. The Drifters took a first quarter lead, 18-11 with the Indians a little slow on getting their offense going. Colonial Beach threw a “box and one” defense against the Indian’s leading scorer, Delvin Palmer. They held him to seven points total, less than half his season average.
Both teams picked it up in the second period with the Drifters scoring twenty and the Indians eighteen. Both teams scored sixteen in the third stanza. But that fourth period put the game out of each for the Indians. Scoring only eight points while the Drifters knocked down 17 to put the game on ice. “That last quarter killed us,” said Stevenson, “We didn’t play well.” Further explaining, “We have hit those spots and can’t get the ball in the basket. They beat us on our turnovers which translated to easy points.”
Nick Basye was the Indian’s leading scorer with thirteen points. Joining him in double figurers was Kobe Wiggins with twelve. Keon Redmond joined Palmer with seven points. Despite his lack of scoring, Stevenson was quick to point out Palmer’s importance in the total team efforts as shown by his other stats. He tied as leading rebounder with seven, led in assists with seven and steals with six. Quadrees Mathews had seven rebounds, Kendric Dobyns and Remond six each. Wiggins had four each assists and steals.
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