Laurel Triumphant, Gets Late Win At Indian River
After just 21 points total in the first half, the Laurel Bulldogs scored 36 in the second half, including 22 points in the fourth quarter to come away with the tough road win at Indian River.
Laurel got off to a slow start, scoring just eight points in the first eight minutes of the game. Indian River would capitalize on the Bulldogs slow beginning, pouring 15 points in the net in the first. The combination of Keijuan Major and Davon Justice scored 7 and 6 points respectively, in the first frame. The Indians would go into the half with a 28-21 lead, with Major leading the way with 11.
Indian River’s lead was cut to three after the third, and the Indians went flat when Major picked up a technical foul just before the fourth, his fifth of the game. With their leading scorer out, the Indians failed to get much offense together, or hold down the Bulldogs. Laurel would score 22 in the fourth, including 11 free throws, to put the Indians away.
The Indians try to get back on the winning track Friday when they take on Delmar, while Laurel looks to continue their hot start, taking on Holly Grove Wednesday.