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2019-01-09 / Sports

DA Boys Basketball Nips B-G On the Road

By Rosie Cunningham


Delhi’s Conor Aikens takes a shot as he is defended by B-G’s Garrett Ives during Delhi’s 64- 45 win on Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delhi’s Conor Aikens takes a shot as he is defended by B-G’s Garrett Ives during Delhi’s 64- 45 win on Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter BAINBRIDGE - The Delaware Academy boys basketball squad defeated Bainbridge-Guilford 64-45 in a Mid-State Atlantic Conference match-up on Jan. 3.

By the end of the first period, DA led B-G 19-6, due in part, by a 12 point scoring display by Conor Aikens. Going into the break, the Bulldogs held on to their lead - 30-13. By the end of the third period, DA held a 49-25 advantage and the boys held on to take home the win.

Aikens finished with a game-high 22 points and according to DA Coach Warren Kelly, he “stood out” on offense. Teammate Alex Haight contributed 12 points and Luke Branigan poured in six, respectively. Preston VanWie, Tyler Bruce and Dan Rolfe each contributed five points in the win.

“On defense, I thought the whole team did a great job,” said Kelly. “Holding B-G to just 13 first half points was a great effort on the players’ part. The boys performed well, I felt, overall. It was a road game against a physical team. I think for the most part, we matched their physical and got a solid league win.”


B-G’s Tom Palmatier is fouled by Delhi’s AJ Aukstikalnis during their game Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter B-G’s Tom Palmatier is fouled by Delhi’s AJ Aukstikalnis during their game Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter For B-G, Tom Palmatier netted 13 points in the loss.

“B-G is a very tough and physical team,” said Kelly. “They are a great defensive and rebounding team which made it challenging for our team to completely pull away from them.”



Delhi’s Alex Haight takes a shot over the hand of BG’s Devon Sherhaufer during their game Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Delhi’s Alex Haight takes a shot over the hand of BG’s Devon Sherhaufer during their game Thursday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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