Extra Points – February 24, 2017

IR boys' hoops finishes 12-8, ready for playoffs

After capping the regular season with a 12-8 record, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is looking primed to return to the DIAA state tournament for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.

At Coastal Point press time on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Indians sat locked in a five-way tie for the 17th best record in the state with Lake Forest, Milford, Red Lion and Sanford; however, several teams still had games left to be played.

Most recently, the Indians took down Laurel 44-42 on Thursday, Feb. 17, before dropping their final game of the season to St. Thomas More, 72-32.

Freshman point guard K.J. Custis led the scoring in the Laurel game, with 12 points, with Blue-Gold-bound senior forward Isaiah “Izzy” Bratton finishing with 11, sophomore forward Jamier Felton putting up eight, senior guard Colby Chandler and freshman guard Oryin Morris each tallying four, senior guard Thomas DiBuo with three, and junior guard Patrick Mumford finishing with two.

The DIAA state tournament is set to begin on Wednesday, March 1.

Beach Blast Tourney moves to Dave Marshall Tennis Center in Lewes

The First State Pickleball Club announced this week the return of its Beach Blast Tournament for the fourth year. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, moving locations from the John. M. Clayton School in Frankford to the Dave Marshall Tennis Center at the Plantations in Lewes.

Standard men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and singles events will be featured.

For more information, visit www.firststatepickleballclub.com, or contact FSPC’s Vaughn Baker at pickleball7to7@gmail.com.

Shorebirds finalize new seating, video board installation

Just in time for spring, the Delmarva Shorebirds this week announced the completion of renovations to Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md., where the Baltimore Orioles Class-A affiliate recently installed new seating and a new video board.

The team also announced the signing of a 10-year sponsorship agreement with Perdue.

“We are grateful for the long-standing partnership with Perdue and our combined dedication to providing fans with the best overall experience at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium,” said Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters.

The new seating at the stadium ensures that each fan has their own individual seat with a back, with bleacher seating having been removed, as well as the addition of 674 padded seats in the field box section and on the luxury level.

The new 20-by-6-foot LED display board is 300 percent larger than the previous video board and aims to provide viewing from any seating location. It will be located behind right centerfield.

Opening night at the new and improved Perdue Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, against the Hagerstown Suns.

For ticket information, visit www.theshorebirds.com or call (410) 219-3112.