Indians boys notch two wins


The Indians basketball team went two for two last week, defeating Milford 60-33 on Jan. 14 and holding off Polytech for the 61-58 win on Jan. 18.
Head coach Pat Kelly credited the Indians with another solid performance.
Coastal Point • File Photo: Jeremy Sturgis, above, prepares to shoot a foul shot. Sturgis was 3 for 5 from the free throw line against Milford on Jan. 14. Right, an Indian player spins away from a Milford defender.Coastal Point • Coastal Point • File Photo:
Jeremy Sturgis, above, prepares to shoot a foul shot. Sturgis was 3 for 5 from the free throw line against Milford on Jan. 14. Right, an Indian player spins away from a Milford defender.

“We played very well,” he said. “We kind of gave up the lead and got behind a little bit, but we picked it up again in the fourth quarter. We kept them off balance most of the time.”

Jeremy Sturgis and Larry Bailey once again partnered up on offensive production (26 and 19 points, respectively).

“The other kids look for them, and they finish plays,” Kelly stated.

Jeremy Purnell joined Sturgis and Bailey for the late-game charge that secured the victory.

Kelly said the Indians had played a good, aggressive game against Milford, with Bailey and Sturgis once again delivering big offensive production.

He also noted strong rebounding from Sturgis and Malcolm West.

The wins brought them to 8-4 overall, 5-4 in the Henlopen South.

They went to the state tournament on a .500 last year, so they’re on track.

“I’d like to be 12-0, but we’re 8-4,” Kelly said.

He said he hoped to get the Indians working a little harder at practice, although early dismissals in light of falling snow put a bit of a damper on that this week.

Kelly said the team was improving, and they’d need to maintain that level of play going into the upcoming stretch. The Indians face Cape, then Tech, then Central in the coming week.

First, it’s Cape Henlopen away, on Friday, Jan. 21 — boys varsity follows the girls, with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

The Indians will play at home on Tuesday, Jan. 25 against Sussex Tech also at 7:30 p.m.