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|Gators travel to Cedar Creek for series|
The Delhi Charter Gators will be playing in Ruston this weekend as part of the Cedar Creek Cougar Tournament. DCS is coming off a pair tough losses last week and one very exciting victory. DCS wants to prove they are an improving program this week with a slew of important games coming up.
Last week began with a loss to Tensas Parish, 57-42. Kent Speight led the Gators with 15 points and both Ray Carroll and Patrick Jones scored eight points each for Delhi Charter School.
The Gators next fell to Harrisonburg High School 53-52. The Gators led by 10 points after the third quarter but could not slow down Harrisonburg from beyond the arc in the final period.
After a three-point shot gave Harrisonburg the lead, Speight hit a jump shot with just seconds remaining to give the Gators the lead.
On the ensuing possession, Harrisonburg shot two free throws after an over the back call as the Gators were going for a last second rebound.
Both free throws were off the mark and the Gators preserved the victory.
On Saturday, the Gators lost a hard-fought contest to Monterrey High School, 47-39.
Speight led the way in scoring again for the Gators as free throw shooting was cold all day for the Gators.
"We need to get better at the free throw line," DCS head coach Chad Clark said. "We have to shoot better this week and cut down on the costly turnovers."
Delhi Charter will be working back into the rotation the football players who made a great run on the football field and will now be available to assist in making the basketball Gators a better squad.
DCS is currently shooting under 50 percent at the charity stripe this season.
Delhi Charter had numerous turnovers that cost them points on Saturday against Monterrey and against Harrisonburg that allowed them to creep back into the contest after the Gators had built a large advantage.