IR boys’ hoops falls to 5-2 after loss to Milford
After a three-week hiatus, the Indian River High School boys’ basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in a 68-38 loss to Milford. The division setback dropped the Indians to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the Henlopen South, as IR head coach B.J. Joseph faced off against his former team.
Freshman guard OrRyin Morris led the Indians in scoring on the night, racking up 13 points in the matchup. Freshman guard Kevin “K.J.” Custis added eight points in the game, with junior Patrick Mumford finishing with six, senior forward Isaiah Bratton adding on five, sophomore guard Jamier Felton with four, and sophomore forward Kashid Waples tacking on a bucket as well.
The Bucs were led by 19 points from senior Brion Murray and 13 points each from senior Tymire Riddick and sophomore Daniel Shockley, while improving to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the South.
Up next, the Indians are set to travel to Lake Forest (3-4, 3-2) on Friday, Jan. 6. They won’t return home until they take on Cape Henlopen on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Sussex Central girls’ hoops improves to 7-1
The Sussex Central High School girls’ basketball team improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Henlopen North division after a 45-39 victory over Lake Forest at the Pat Borowski tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Sophomore Ambria Stratton led the Golden Knights with 10 points in that game, with freshman Tameeyah Bowden adding nine, sophomore Raeonna Stratton and junior Baleigh Lambert each tacking on eight, senior Tashara Houston and sophomore Azayah Garrison each finishing with four, and junior Kelsey Wootten with two.
The performance capped a 2-0 record for the team at the Pat Burowski tournament after also taking down Middletown High School on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
The Golden Knights are set to face Caesar Rodney on the road on Friday, Jan. 6, before returning to Georgetown to host Woodbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:15 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day soccer tourney registration open
Registration for the 29th annual Ocean City (Md.) Recreation & Parks Department St. Patrick’s Day soccer tournament is now open.
The OCRP is expecting an estimated 170 teams with players from the U10 through U18 levels and Co-Rec Adult and Unlimited Divisions to show up and go toe-to-toe at their indoor facilities at the Northside Park Recreation Complex on 125th Street in Ocean City, Md.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, Feb. 24, for both the U18 Girls and Boys Division and the Adult Co-Rec Division, and span weekends through Sunday, March 19.
Registration costs $400 per team and will remain open through Friday, Jan. 27.
For a full schedule or to register, visit http://oceancitymd.gov/soccer. For more information on the tournament, contact Kim Allison or Kim Kinsey at (410) 250-0125.
Shorebirds’ Hot Stove Banquet set for Jan. 26
The Delmarva Shorebirds will show some fan appreciation when they host their 16th annual Hot Stove Banquet at the Wicomico Youth & Civic in Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Jan. 26.
The yearly event for the Baltimore Orioles Class A affiliate is open to the public and will feature a buffet dinner, speakers from the Baltimore Orioles organization, and a silent auction to benefit the Shorebirds Fly Together fund and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Individual tickets for the event cost $35, with tickets for a table of eight available for $260.
The banquet will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (410) 219-3112.