After a one point victory over Northside Christian Academy on Friday night, Indy’s next opponent was Davidson Day as the Queen City Classic Extravaganza went into its final night.
Indy jumped out to a 5-0 lead on a Nygell Verdier 3-pointer and an offensive rebound and stick back by Anthony Allen. Davidson Day got on the board with a 3-point shot from the top of the key to make the score 5-3 with 5:40 left on the clock. Jalen Hinton answered with a 3-point basket giving Indy an 8-3 lead. Over the next two minutes Davidson made two 3-point baskets, but Indy’s Anthony Allen answered with two 3-pointers od his own to give Indy a 14-9 lead with 2:13 left in the quarter.
After Davidson Day cut the score to three 14-11, Nygell Verdier stole the ball and drove the length of the floor to give Indy a 16-11 lead. But with 44 seconds left Davidson hit another 3-point basket to make the score 16-14 with Indy in the lead.
With 3:51 left in the second quarter, Davidson Day took the lead at 18-16. On Davidson Day’s next possession Omarion Bodrick grabbed a defensive rebound and drove the length of the floor to tie the score 18-18.
Davidson Day answered with a jumper from the foul line and scored a dunk to take a 22-18 half time lead.
Davidson Day started the third period with a baseline jumper to take a six point lead 24-18. Anthony Allen cut the score to four on a baseline drive. Omarion Bodrick cut the score to two 24-22 on an offensive rebound and a dunk with 5:37 left in the period.
After both teams traded baskets, Nygell Verdier tied the score 27-27 on a baseline 3-point basket. Davidson retook the lead 30-27 with 3:17 showing on the clock. Indy tied the score at 30-30 on an Anthony Allen foul shot and an Omarion Bodrick stick back. Davidson Day finished the period with back-to-back 3-pointers to take a 36-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Davidson Day started the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run to make the score 42-30 with 5:50 left in the game. Indy got on the board on a Dee Givens tip-in to make the score 42-32. Tachai Miller cut the lead to single digits 42-34, and Omarion Bodrick cut the score to six 42-36 with 2:40 to go in the game.
As the time started running down, Indy had to start fouling. After Dee Givens made the score 42-38 with 1:15 left to play, Davidson Day made two free throws with 47.7 seconds left to go. With 37.9 seconds showing on the clock Davidson Day connected on two more from the charity stripe to make the score 46-38.
Dee Givens drove to the basket to make the score 46-40 with 25.7 seconds left in the game.
With 20 seconds left, Indy had to foul, and that foul put Davidson in the double bonus. But they made only one of the two shots making the score 47-40. Again Davidson Day went to the line and made both free throws to take a 49-40 lead with 7.7 seconds left.
Indy’s last points came on a Tachai Miller basket and with him hitting a foul shot to make the final score 49-43.
Anthony Allen led the Patriots with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Nygell Verdier added 8 points, had 1 rebound ,1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Dee Givens had 8 points and 10 rebounds. Omarion Bodrick scored 6 points and had a team high 14 rebounds. He also had 1 assist, and 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Tachai Miller added 5 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Jalen Hinton rounded out the scoring with 3 points and 1 rebound.
Davidson Day 14 8 14 13 – 49
Independence 16 2 12 13 – 43