It was another successful week on the hardwoods for the Indian River High School girls’ basketball team, as they picked up a pair of wins over Sussex Academy and Milford.
On Thursday, Jan. 3, IR posted a wire-to-wire 40-18 victory over the Seagulls, with Julia Jordan and Micayla Meehan leading the way with 13 points apiece. Le’Anya Garrison chipped in six for the Indians as well.
The Indians held leads of 12-2 after the first, 18-11 at the halftime intermission and 30-15 before closing things out in the final quarter of action.
“Julia and Micayla really played well for us,” head coach Paul Weisengoff said after the game. “Julia has really been playing strong for us the past couple of games. We continue to work hard, and the girls are really improving each time out. I am very proud of their efforts.”
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Indians took down the Buccaneers of Milford, 42-29.
Jordan again led the way for IR, with a double-double performance of 18 points and 17 rebounds to go along with six blocks. Lauren Meehan chipped in with 11 points for the Indians as well.
The wins improved IR’s record to 5-6 overall on the season. The Indians were set to face Lake Forest on Thursday, Jan. 10, and results for the game will be found on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
Swimming continues to get stronger
It’s been quite the layoff for the Indians swimmers, but they finally got back into competitive action with a meet against visiting Lake Forest on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The boys defeated the Spartans 116-43, while the girls came up a little short in a 95-72 setback.
For the Indians’ boys squad, it was wins in all but two events on the day.
Multiple-time winners in individual and relay events included Declan Burke, Ethan Forrey, William Douds, Max Kohr, Mitch McGee and Jackson Donnelly. Michael Barnes picked up a solo win in the 200 IM, while Ryan Stone, Kyle Beebe and Zach Lingenfelter also helped with swimming legs in relay events.
“I swam the boys in ‘off’ events to give them a mental break but challenge them physically,” head coach Colin Crandell said. “We didn’t have any new state qualifiers, but we swam solid and strong as a team. They are showing promise for a good championship meet in February.”
For the girls and their head coach, Dana Schaefer, the progress and growth they were looking for in the beginning of the season is continuing in a positive direction.
Emma Barthelmess and Lexi Hall each picked up a pair of first-place finishes for IR. Nadia Czyzewski picked up an individual win in the 100 freestyle, while Emma Kelly and Amber Hills joined forces with Hall and Barthelmess to win the 400 free relay.
The Indians were set to be back in the pool on Thursday, Jan. 10, with a home meet against Milford. Results will be posted on the Coastal Point sports Facebook and Twitter pages when we receive them.
By Jason Feather