IWA dumps Albemarle

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 29, 2007

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. —Eleven different players scored for Isle of Wight Academy as the Chargers romped over Albemarle School 61-23 in a non-conference boys basketball game Wednesday night.

The Chargers (1-0) opened the game scoring the first 10 points and led 17-3 after the first quarter. Albemarle, playing with just seven players, was overmatched from the outset. The Chargers then scored the first 17 points of the second quarter to take a 34-3 lead.

Benjamin Vaughan, IWA head coach, said depth will be a strength for his team this year.

He was particularly happy with the play of sophomore Daniel Brown, who scored six of his game-high 14 points in the first quarter. Brown, the backup quarterback for the state championship football team, broke his ankle during football season.

“He practiced full strength for the first time yesterday,” Vaughan said. “This was just his second day able to do things where he was competing against others.”

Vaughan said this was not a typical game for the Chargers because of the early big advantage.

“Normally we would like to play more of a full court game and press on defense and run a little more on offense,” he said. “The Metro Conference has some extremely tough teams and we may not be able to run against some of those teams, but we definitely want to pick the tempo up on defense.”

Brock Smithson led Albemarle with 11 points.