Boys' Hoop Recap
Thursday, March 1, 2001
Cape Henlopen 67, Indian River 61 (OT)
Photo: Indian River's Jermaine Harris
The Indians, in their first state tournament game since 1998, took favored Cape to the wall before succumbing.
IR, the 22nd seed, overcame a 10-point deficit with 2:50 left in regulation to force the overtime on a buzzer-beating bank shot by point guard Bradford Morris.
Before Morris' shot, the Indians moved to within 57-56 on a jumper by Morris, a layup by guard T.C. Blake, and a layup and a jumper by guard Jermaine Harris, who led all scorers with 25 points.
A free throw by Cape forward Matthew Duffield gave the Vikings a 58-56 lead before Morris, who scored 16 points, hit his buzzer-beater.
The Indians couldn't keep their momentum going in overtime, however, as Cape guard Pat Woods started the extra period with a three-pointer that gave the Vikings the lead for good.
The Indians finished their 2000-2001 season with an 11-12 record after going 3-19 last season and winless the year before. Cape, at 14-9 and seeded 11th, takes on Hodgson in the second round on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Smyrna..
Indian River 81, Laurel 55
The Indians led by just two points at halftime but behind Jermaine Harris exploded for 45 points in the second half. Harris sparked the Henlopen South victory with 27 points. Brandon Clark and T.C. Blake added 13 and 12 points, respectively. At 9-9 in the conference and 10-11 overall, the Indians kept alive their hopes for a berth in the 24-team state tournament. Indian River visits Delmar on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in its final regular season game.
Indian River 71, Dover 60
The Indians captured their second win in a row behind point guard Bradford Morris' 21 points. Jermaine Harris added 19 more for IR, which pulled away in the fourth quarter after the Senators had pulled to within 4 points after three quarters. T.C. Blake scored 11 more points for IR, which led 31-22 at halftime. The win raised Indian River to 8-9 in the conference and 9-11 overall.
Indian River 60, Woodbridge 55
The Indians stopped a six-game losing skid after surviving 8 Woodbridge three-pointers and an 11-point deficit entering the fourth quarter. Guard Jermaine Harris scored a game-high 23 points for Indian River. Point guard Bradford Morris and forward Brandon Clark added 15 points apiece.
Seaford 57, Indian River 52
The Indians' slide continued with the loss to Seaford. Jermaine Harris led IR with 17 points. Justin Tomlinson added 10.
Lake Forest 67, Indian River 51
The Indians fell behind 17-4 in the first quarter and couldn't recover. Point guard Bradford Morris led the Indians with 12 points.
Sussex Central 55, Indian River 37
The Indians were tied with their district rivals 22-22 at halftime but were outscored 19-6 in the third period. No Indians scored in double figures. Guard Bradford Morris and center Justin Tomlinson shared team-high scoring honors with 9 points apiece.
Indian River 58, Polytech 33
The Indians got their second straight victory behind center Justin Tomlinson's 13 points. IR built a 15-point first half lead and boosted it to 27 entering the fourth quarter by holding Polytech to just 3 points in the third period. Jermaine Harris contributed 11 points as the Indians rose to 6-3 in the conference and 7-5 overall.
Indian River 56, Milford 55 (OT)
The Indians put a halt to both their four-game losing streak and Milford's five-game winning streak by hitting all six of their free throws in overtime. Jermaine Harris' two foul shots with 9 seconds left gave the Indians a four-point lead before the Bucs closed the gap with a three-pointer at the buzzer. Harris led four Indians in double figures with 16 points. Guard Bradford Morris and forward James Bratton scored 11 points apiece and guard T.C. Blake added 10 more. IR trailed by 6 points entering the fourth quarter. The win raised the Indians to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
Smyrna 45, Indian River 43
The Indians suffered their fourth straight loss after scoring only 2 points in the third quarter. Brandon Clark paced Indian River with 16 points but the Indians fell victim to 7 Smyrna three-pointers.
Delmar 60, Indian River 43
For more on the Indians' Henlopen South loss, click on the score above.
Cambridge-SD (Md.) 51, Indian River 48
The Indians dropped their second straight in the Salisbury Lions Holiday Classic. Indian River led 40-35 midway through the fourth quarter but fell behind in the final two minutes. The loss dropped IR to 5-3 overall.
Wicomico (Md.) 76, Indian River 37
The Indians suffered their most lopsided loss of the season against the unbeaten Indians from Maryland. IR was never in the game as it fell behind 13-0 to start the game and 33-12 by halftime. Wi-Hi has scored more than 120 points in three games this season. Indian River fell to 5-2.
Indian River 60, Laurel 55
Photo: Indian River center Justin Tomlinson
The Indians reclaimed the top spot in the Henlopen South by a half-game over Delmar.
IR, in rising to 4-1 in the South and 5-1 overall, trailed 27-26 at halftime but took control of the game with a five-point advantage in the third quarter.
Jermaine Harris sparked the Indians with 22 points including a pair of three-pointers.
Point guard Bradford Morris and center Justin Tomlinson contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Indian River 62, Woodbridge 43
For details on the Indians' third victory of the season, click the score above.
Seaford 76, Indian River 57
Photo: Indian River head coach Curt Bunting
The Indians suffered their first loss of the season in the Henlopen South contest.
IR stayed close for most of the first half but a 12-2 Seaford run put the Indians behind 30-21 at halftime.
By the end of the third period, the deficit was 50-34. Jermaine Harris' 15 points led the Indians, who fell to 2-1 in the South and overall.
Bradford Morris and James Bratten scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, and T.C. Blake contributed 10.
Indian River 51, Lake Forest 47
Photo: Indian River's Jermaine Harris
The Indians continued their comeback from the Henlopen Conference Southern Division dead with the win over the two-time defending division champions.
Jermaine Harris led the victory with a game-high 20 points, including 18 on 6 three-pointers.
The Indians, at 2-0, need just one more win to equal their victory total for the past two seasons.
Indian River trailed the Spartans by one point entering the final period.
Indian River 74, Smyrna 57
Photo: Indian River's Bradford Morris
The Indians, winners of just three games the past two seasons, started their season off with a big Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory behind Bradford Morris' 24 points.
Smyrna was within striking distance until the final period, when the Indians went on a 21-10 run to close out the win.
Morris led four double-figure scorers for the Indians, who also got 12 points from T.C. Blake and 10 points apiece from Justin Tomlinson and Brandon Clark.
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