Indian Creek continued its trek through a slew of tough road games as it traveled to Baltimore to take on Cristo Rey, Friday night, with serious MIAA C Conference playoff implications on the line. The Eagles prevailed, 78-60.
Playing only one home game in the entire month of January, Indian Creek knew it would have to knock off the Hornets as they sat atop the standings at the halfway point of the conference season. Indian Creek junior Dominiqe Maye got off to a quick start, sparking the Eagles to an early 10-4 lead, and he scored 17 of his team-high 25 points in the first half. Cristo Rey’s all-conference guard Jamal Eggleston was just as impressive in the first half, scoring 18 points, and he finished with a game-high 28 points.
Eggleston and Terry Page, who scored 11 third quarter points, kept the host Hornets in the contest and they cut the ICS lead to 56-52 heading into the fourth quarter. The Eagles, however, were able to weather the surge, with Maye calming his squad and melting some clock and getting some easy shots. Maye’s 25 points came very efficiently, as he shot 7-of-14 from the field and hit nine of his 10 free throws. His classmate, Derron Morgan, was able to take the scoring torch after halftime, notching 14 of his 16 points in the second half.
Maye and Morgan led the way in the scoring column for Indian Creek, but senior Greg Marsh’s career high 13 points made a big difference. The trio led a balanced scoring attack as Indian Creek had six players with seven or more points. Eggleston and Page were the only Hornets in double figures.
Indian Creek (8-7 overall) improved to 7-2 in the C Conference, where the now lead Cristo Rey (7-5, 6-2) St. John’s Catholic Prep by a half game.