Warriors split series with Indian River

Published 9:20 pm Monday, February 4, 2019

The Nansemond River High School boys’ basketball team split its season series with Indian River High School.

The Warriors hosted Indian River last Friday for the second meeting between the two. In the first meeting, Indian River took the win in a close 73-71 match. This time around, the Warriors dominated with a 67-47 win. The win put Nansemond River at 12-7 on the year with three more games left to solidify playoff positioning.

Justin Fatherly led with 24 points, with Jeremiah Lewis adding 10 points and 15 rebounds. The Warriors believe they are continuing to gain confidence with each game, and they feel good about where they are at the moment.

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“We are feeling pretty motivated,” Lewis said. “We are remaining focused.”

Nansemond River believes if they do get into the regional playoffs, they can make a deep playoff run. They will take on Lakeland High School at home Tuesday night at 7 p.m. It will be the third and final matchup between the two teams this season, with each team splitting one game so far. A late bucket by the Warriors gave them the win during the teams’ last matchup.

Nansemond River 67, Indian River 47

NR—Fatherly 24, Lewis 10, Murray 10, Langston 8, Allen 4, Choi 4, Cobb 3, Boone 2, Brown 2, Branch 1

IR—Sawyer 10, Ky. Oden 7, Drayton 6, Langhorne 6, Oden 6, Eldridge 4, Williams 3, Wright 2, Turner 2, Hatchell 1