Felton, Indians rolling out of the gates


Let’s play some “Jeopardy.” Here are your clues:

• He’s been a four-year basketball starter.

• He’s been named to the first-team Henlopen All-Conference.

• He was also named as an honorable-mention for the All-State Division II team.

“Who is Indian River High School’s Jamier Felton?”

Correct!

Felton and the Indians have rolled out of the gates with three straight wins to open the 2018-2019 campaign. They picked up two wins in the Indians Tip-Off Classic last weekend before opening up the conference portion of their schedule with a 58-39 win over Laurel on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

The first two games were victories over Worcester Prep (54-36) and Delmarva Christian (57-39).

“We have been playing pretty decent defense and trying to get new players used to the system,” fourth-year head coach B.J. Joseph said of his team’s start. “I think Delmarva Christian will win a lot of games this year, so that was a good win. Laurel is a young team with a lot of energy that plays hard.”

In the Worcester Prep game, Felton poured in 17 points, while Luke Webber and Antonio Jones each chipped in with nine. Senior Kashid Waples added seven points for the winners.

Against Delmarva Christian, Felton again led the charge with 22 points, to go along with nine rebounds and eight steals. Jones followed with 11 markers, while Malachi Waters and Michael Meehan each contributed seven points.

The Indians first-half performance in both games was impressive as they raced out to a 24-7 lead against the Mallards and 31-10 against the Royals, respectively.

“We can get much better,” Joseph admitted. “We must continue to improve on execution of plays and switching of defenses. We must cut out turnovers to improve as a team.”

The Indians finished the Bulldogs in similar fashion to their first two wins.

Meehan led the Indians with 20 points. Felton posted another all-around strong game with 15 points, six assists, four steals and five rebounds.

IR will have a week to prepare for their next game — a home contest against Seaford — on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

 

By Jason Feather

Point Reporter