The rescheduled Monday contest against the Ocracoke Dolphins, on January 9th, resulted in another loss for the Manteo Redskins. A slow offensive start for Manteo in the first quarter lead Ocracoke off to a quick lead that they would never relinquish. Manteo was able to work the ball around against Ocracoke’s 2-3 zone, and get good looks inside the paint, and open outside shots, but an inability to finish at the rim proved to be the difference in the game. Manteo shot 32% from the field, making just 18 of 57 shots, most all of which came inside the paint. The Reskins were even colder on the perimeter, as they shot just 11%, 2 of 19, from beyond the arc. On the other end, Ocracoke was able to finish shots in the paint, shooting 44% from the field, while also shooting 30% from beyond the arc.
After a slow start, Manteo switched into their 1-2-2, three-quarter court press, to pick the tempo of the game up. Manteo was able to make a few small runs to keep the game in reach, but in the end, they were never able to sustain a run long enough to make the comeback. In the end, Manteo lost 43 to 59.
Senior, Chandler France posted yet another double, double for Manteo, with 17 points, and 10 rebounds. Freshman, Wolfie Schultz had a strong second half, driving hard to the basket, to finish with 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists.