IWA bests Greenbrier at VISAA

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Isle of Wight Academy’s Austin Rogers hit both ends of a one-and-one with 5.3 seconds left as the Chargers held on to beat Greenbrier Christian 52-47 Tuesday in a first-round matchup in the VISAA Div. III Tournament.

Rogers’ foul shots preserved a five-point IWA lead, which his team amassed thanks to a 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter. The Chargers had trailed the visiting Gators 43-39 after Greenbrier scored the first five points of the quarter.

IWA’s leading scorer, Nathan Sivertson, was 3-for-4 from the line in that decisive stretch; teammate Hunter Triplett added three points.

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The Chargers outrebounded Greenbrier 35-29, with Sivertson leading all players with 17, eight of which were on his offensive end. Greenbrier finishes its season at 17-11.

Sivertson finished with 23 points. Greenbrier was led by Klayton Inmon’s 27 points.

IWA (21-8) was set to play at Amelia Academy in the tournament’s second round. It was to be the second meeting this year between the two squads; Amelia claimed a 68-35 win Dec. 28 in the Peninsula Catholic holiday tournament.