IWA puts away Stonebridge

Published 10:44 pm Friday, January 27, 2012

Isle of Wight Academy got 13 points from senior guard Ben Epps to beat Stonebridge Academy 47-32 Friday night at Jester Gymnasium.

Holding a six-point edge after three quarters, the IWA boys maintained their lead with 10-for-13 foul shooting in the fourth quarter. Epps was a perfect 4-for-4 from the line in that frame and did not miss on seven attempts on the night.

The Chargers were 20-for-29 for the night from the charity stripe and made 10 of 12 attempts in the final 2:10 of the game. They shot 69 percent from the line on the night, 13 percentage points higher than their season average of 56 percent going into the game with Stonebridge.

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Junior center Nathan Sivertson added five hard-earned points and 13 rebounds against a stingy Stonebridge zone defense.

The Cavaliers were led by Alec Ferley, with 14 points. Teammate Kyle Akins was their leading rebounder with 11.

Isle of Wight (14-4 and 9-2 in the Metro Athletic Conference) now embarks on a key road trip, with games next week at Williamsburg Christian and Atlantic Shores. Stonebridge falls to 6-11, 3-7.