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|Delhi-Mangham deadlock for district|
The Delhi Bears (17-12, 6-2) and Mangham Dragons (11-15, 6-2) are all even as we come toward the close of the 2008-2009 basketball season.
Each team went 6-2 in district play with each team winning a game against the other on home court.
On Jan. 13, Delhi opened district 4-1A play with a 66-61 win at home over the Dragons. Dantrell Polly and Desmond McDowell have poured on the heat and average over 10 points per contest for the Bears.
Josh Wilson continues to be the ultimate two-sport star for Mangham as he lead the football team in passing and rushing yards during the season and now paces the Dragons on the basketball court.
The two teams locked up again on Jan. 30 when Mangham escaped with a 56-53 victory in thrilling fashion. It was certainly the win that kind of defined the season for the Dragons as that assured them of a tie with the Bears at that point.
The scenario held true which has brought us to this point of no return for two teams deadlocked after a full district season has come and gone. The two teams will finalize details of their tie-breaker later in the week.
Details of the tie-breaker will be posted on www.franklinsun.com as soon as they become available.
The Delhi Charter Gators (3-21, 0-8) struggled to score points and be consistent at anytime during district play.
The Gators had a 18 points per game effort this year from Heath Pruitt as a bright spot for the Gators this season.
Friday the Gators fell to Tensas in a heart breaking district loss, 78-61. Defense was tight for the Gators in the first half, but offensive inconsistency doomed the short-handed Gators in the second half.
"We had some good looks and did not knock down our shots," DCS head coach Chad Clark said. "We got down big in the first half and were too late in getting the offense started."