IR girls’ hoops aiming for playoffs after 10th win

Date Published: 
February 17, 2017

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore center Julia Jordan looks for an open player against Sussex Central on Feb. 7Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert: IR sophomore center Julia Jordan looks for an open player against Sussex Central on Feb. 7The Indian River High School girls’ basketball team is hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, after the Indians clinched their 10th win of the season.

After a 53-27 loss to Sussex Central on Thursday, Feb. 7, the Indians bounced back with a 74-7 win over Delaware Design-Lab High School on Saturday, Feb. 11, and a 35-24 win over Maryland’s Salisbury School on Monday, Feb. 13.

Sophomore center Julia Jordan put together her fourth double-double of the season in Saturday’s game against Design-Lab, finishing the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Madi McGee racked up a career-high 15 points and freshman guard Yolanda Wise added a career-high 13 points.

Freshman guard Alaynah Carter got into the mix with 10 points, while senior forward Maggie Ford finished with eight points and junior guard Trayona Nock added seven.

The team’s final regular-season game of the season was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, against Laurel, at Indian River High School at 5 p.m.

The first round of the DIAA state tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28.