IR hoops surging with wins over Sussex Academy, Milford


Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert Sophomore Jamier Felton goes up for a basket against Milford on Tuesday.Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert Sophomore Jamier Felton goes up for a basket against Milford on Tuesday.The Indian River High School boys’ basketball team is on a roll, racking up back-to-back division wins over Sussex Academy on Friday, Feb. 3, and Milford on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The Indians took down the Seahawks 85-34 last Friday, behind 16 points from sophomore guard Jamier Felton and 13 points from junior guard Patrick Mumford. Junior Calvin James also saw a double-digit scoring night, finishing with 10 points.

The Seahawks were led by a 21-point performance by sophomore forward Zachary Zalewski.

The Indians continued to ride the momentum of their hot streak into Tuesday, with head coach B.J. Joseph earning his first win over his former team since taking over for the Indians last season, notching a 54-47 win over the Bucs.

Felton led the scoring in that game as well, finishing the night just one rebound shy of a double-double, with 16 points and nine boards.

Senior Isaiah Bratton was also knocking on the door of a double-double on the night, finishing with eight points and 14 rebounds. Freshman point guard K.J. Custis had 11 points, and senior guard Thomas DiBuo racked up eight points on the night.

The win put the Indians at 9-5 on the season and 7-4 in the Henlopen South as they continue to better their chances at a bid for the DIAA tournament.

They were set to host Sussex Central on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:45 p.m. (after Coastal Point press time).