Ennis Drops 44 Points, Wildcats Down Indians In Triple OT
The Henlopen had all eyes on the Delmar-Indian River game Friday night, and everyone that watched was far from disappointed, as the game went all the way to triple overtime to decide the final. The Wildcats would take this one, 95-91, behind Larry Ennis’ 44 points, to improve to 10-3, while the Indians move to 7-9.
The game remained close in the first quarter, but Delmar spread it out in the second to take a 32-24 lead into the half. The score was a double-digit deficit for IR, but a good finish by Shaquille Hall followed by a quick steal and lay-in at the buzzer cut the lead to just eight. Of the 32 points for the Wildcats at the half, Ennis had 19.
The buzzer beaters wouldn’t slow down there, as IR’s KeiJuan Major cashed in on one of his own at the end of the third quarter to draw the score even at 45-45. With time ticking down in the fourth quarter, the Indians held on to a three-point lead. But Ennis didn’t let that hold up, getting off a desperate three and counting it as time expired to send the game to overtime.
In the first overtime, Ennis would do it again, drilling another three-pointer at the buzzer to extend it to double overtime. Staying clutch in the end, Ennis dropped in two free-throws with just seconds left in the third overtime to finish off the Indians, 95-91.
Ennis finished the game with 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, while Major paced the Indians with 33 points and 13 rebounds.
Delmar heads home for its next game, as Pocomoke travels to Delaware on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m., start. Indian River continues its four-game home stretch with Sussex Central on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.