Maryland and Delaware Holiday Wrap Up

Alot of our teams were in action over the holiday break, I have compiled the results of the holiday games and gave a small analysis.

Maryland

Wicomico-(0-2) L-St. Maria Goretti 58-51, L-Patterson 60-52. Might have seen these losses coming from a mile away, but surprisingly, both games were winnable for WiHi. Indians really surprised me hanging in there with a Patterson team who was bigger and deeper than they are.

Parkside-(1-1) W-69-67 Patterson, L-Friends 54-52. Parkside and Patterson played in the game of the tournament, great win and resolve shown in that game. They lost to Friends but put up great fight in that game too.

Stephen Decatur (0-2) L-74-36 Aberdeen, L-80-52 Delmar. Terrible tourney for the Seahawks. Young team but some parts of the game the young team from Berlin looked uninterested. Tough with some big time Bayside matchups coming up when school starts back up.

Washington (1-1) W-87-58 Mervo, L-Bowie 70-58. Washington beat all the way up on Mervo. The Bowie game got away at the end but there’s no way it deters my thinking that Washington is a VERY solid team.

Pocomoke (1-1) W 62-51 Randallstown, L-64-61 CH Flowers. Big win by the Warriors against a storied program in Randallstown. I like the way this team plays despite their tallest player being just over 6’0…if that.

Cambridge South Dorchester (1-1) L-53-43 Thurgood Marshall, W-62-24 Mardela. The Vikings are very young and inexperienced..but at least they got one win this break.

Easton (0-2) L-62-34 Edmondson, L 49-32 Woodbridge 49-32. Horrible, and i do mean horrible showing by the Warriors over the two days they played. Maybe this team just isn’t as good as we thought.

North Dorchester (1-1) W-53-43 Worcester Prep, L-61-41 Sussex Central. This is another young, inexperienced team. Good for them to get a win, took a thumping against Delaware lower Central though.

James M. Bennett (2-0) W 60-55 Wesminister, W 75-72 Blake- To be though of as the third best team in Salisbury, they played like one of the best teams in the tournament. Not enough can be said about Jorden Duffy’s ability to score the basketball.

Mardela (0-2) L 74-28 Appoquinimink, L 62-34 Cambridge South Dorchester. The Warriors got some¬† needed experience by participating in the Governor’s Challenge

Colonel Richardson (0-2) L 57-44 Benjamin Franklin, L 64-57 OT Catocin. Tough losses by Colonel but they never quit, something has to be said about that.

Crisfield (0-2) L 73-66 Nandua, L 59-52 North Caroline. The Crabbers looke plain-old bad when I saw them play North Caroline, they turned it into a game but if they play the rest of the Bayside the way they did the Bulldogs…good luck.

Queen Anne’s (0-2) L 78-74 St Joes By The Sea (NY), L Dunbar 51-41. Good tests for the Lions who stayed competitive in both these games.

North Caroline (1-1) L 71-58 Seaford, W 59-52 Crisfield. Two more games on the schedule can only help them later down the line.

Kent County (0-2) L 114-52 West Charlotte (NC), L Milford Mill 66-48. We knew the Trojans were outmatched on paper against both teams they faced, but they got destroyed by West Charlotte. They were playing with Milford Mill until they had to go to their bench.

Delaware

Caesar Rodney (0-2) L 60-43 Lake Clifton, L 67-52 Salesianum. The Riders were among some pretty good competition at Slam Dunk at the Beach.

Cape Henlopen (0-2) L 49-41 St Georges, L 47-66 Mt. St. Joes. The hosts we’re at least competitive against St. G’s.

Dover (0-2) W Eastern (DC) 58-55, Penn Wood (Pa) L 58-51. Dont know much about either team they played, but its nice to see the Senators didn’t spend their holiday getting blown out like some.

Polytech (3-1) W 56-36 Downington East (Pa), L 50-41 Garnet Valley (Pa), W 54-45 William Penn Charter (Pa), W 59-42 Cedar Creek (NJ). Polytech played the most games over the holiday than any of our teams, also suffered their first loss. Better for it to happen in a tourney, than in the Henlopen.

Sussex Central (2-0) W-51-49 Harford Christian, W 61-41 North Dorchester. Great job by Central to come down to the Governor’s Challenge and win a bracket title, now can they translate this success into wins in the conference?

Sussex Tech (1-2) L Bishop Ireton 71-67, L Flowers 56-55, W 86-69 Randallstown. Tech gets applauded by me, for playing some of the toughest competition at the tournament, including knocking off Randallstown.

Delmar L 88-64 Parkdale, W 80-52 Decatur. The ‘Cats were outpowered by Parkdale, but came to put on a strong performance against Decatur.

Indian River (1-1) W 77-44 Catocin, L Benjamin Franklin 49-39. Solid showing for the Indians, small but play hard.

Lake Forest (0-2) L 48-45 Tatnall, L 64-50 Middletown. No wins, no words.

Laurel (0-2) L 67-66 Blake, L 64-58 Westminister. Best for the ‘Dawgs to get the losses out the way not, this team showed very well against two big Maryland schools.

Seaford (2-0) W-71-58 North Caroline, W 55-40 Nandua. Great for the Jays to come up to the Challenge and get two big wins, need to translate it to wins in the Henlopen.

Woodbridge (1-1) L, 65-40 Oakdale, W 49-32 Easton. The Blue Raiders got embarassed by Oakdale, but made up for it embarassing Easton.

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