Health is top priority for Indians

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thanks to a rash of injuries and a stellar individual performance from an opponent, the Southampton Indians were blown out by the Brunswick Bulldogs, 78-46, on Friday night. The team will enter the Brunswick Holiday Tournament on a season-high two-game losing streak.

“We had four guys out who couldn’t play,” said head coach Sharone Bailey.

Even so, the Indians kept the game respectable in the first quarter, but could not stop Brunswick’s Marshall King thereafter. The senior forward exploded for 16 points in the second quarter, finishing the contest with 24.

“We were in foul trouble for most of the game, and they pushed the lead to 20 at halftime,” Bailey said. “From there, they just pulled away in the second half.”

The Indians are now 4-4 on the season, 2-4 within the district, and will participate in the aforementioned holiday tournament in Lawrenceville on Dec. 26 to 28. The Indians will battle the Nottoway Cougars in the first game of the tournament on Friday at 2 p.m.

Also of note, Bailey said that senior shooting guard Shane Agunzo will be back in the starting lineup after badly spraining his ankle in last week’s loss to Sussex Central.

“We just have to get healthy.”