Sitting atop the MIAA C Conference basketball standings at 8-1, Indian Creek hosted Cristo Rey, on Monday, looking to avenge its only league setback of the year and the Eagles did just that, as they routed the Hornets, 61-48.
After drawing four charging fouls in the first four minutes of the game, including three from Cristo Rey leading scorer Jahmal Eggleston, the Indian Creek defense set the tone for the game ahead. Still, Indian Creek trailed 25-23 at the half, as both teams struggled offensively. In the third quarter, however, the ICS defensive intensity began paying off in offensive conversions. Eddie Jenkins was able to hit back to back three pointers from deep to put Indian Creek up 34-28 and the Eagles never looked back.
The Eagles went on to build a lead of up to 21 in the fourth quarter, before they coasted to a 16 point win. ICS had three players reach double digit in scoring, with Jenkins and Derron Morgan each scoring 14 and Bijon Brydson adding 13. Three Eagles also had double digit rebounds, with Morgan leading the way with 12. Brydson grabbed 10 to go along with 10 more from sophomore Keion Ulmer-Bostick. In addition, Cyle Porters chipped in with 11 assists that went along with only 1 turnover.
Jamal Eggeleston led the way for Cristo Rey with 23 points (15 in the 2nd quarter alone), with Terry Paige also reaching double figures with 12. Indian Creek imporves to 9-1 in the MIAA C Conference and 11-5 overall.