IWA falls to 3-point barrage

Published 11:37 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Isle of Wight Academy succumbed to a three-point barrage from Broadwater Academy in Exmore on Tuesday, falling 83-52, in a Metro conference matchup.

Broadwater, which had hit but one three-pointer in defeating IWA by 14 last month, on Tuesday hit nine threes, including five by Michael Riopel. Teammate Brendon Burrows had two, and Matthew McCaskill and Frank Long each had one.

The Chargers trailed by two points, 19-17, after the first quarter, but the assault began shortly thereafter. Riopel had 9 points in that period and six other Vikings scored as well. By halftime, the Chargers trailed 45-31. Then Burrows had 13 in the third quarter alone, all but five of his total points.

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The teams also had varying degrees of success from the foul line, despite only 21 personal fouls being called in the whole game. IWA was 5-for-11, while Broadwater was 10-for-14.

IWA’s Nathan Sivertson had 23 points, the only Charger with double-figure points, and he led his team with 13 rebounds. Broadwater ran its record to 14-4, 10-2 in the Metro Athletic Conference. IWA is now 17-6, 8-5 in the Metro.