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|Gators show improvements|
Sometimes even if the wins are not coming down the pipe, fans can still see improvements in their local teams.
Such is the case after Delhi Charter's 52-51 loss to Monterey last week. The Gators went back and forth all night with Monterey and showed marked improvement since dropping a 47-39 decision to the same squad on Dec. 5.
Kent Speight again led the Gators in the score book . Delhi Charter fell to 1-17 on the season.
The turnovers are being cut down over the last two weeks by DCS and thus the team has put itself in a position to make plays and stay close. DCS has lost their last five games by nine points or less with the Monterey game Tuesday night being the tightest contest the team has seen since a one point victory over Harrisonburg on Dec. 3. The district opener for the Gators that was scheduled for Friday night was canceled due to road conditions in the Monroe area.
St. Frederick High School will make up the game this week with the Gators. You can check back with franklinsun.com throughout the week for the latest updates on the Delhi Charter School schedule.
One thing is for sure, district 2-1A play will continue for the boys and girls teams of DCS on Friday night when the Gators travel to take on the Oak Grove Tigers (3-11). Oak Grove has lost five of their last six games, two of them to Kilbourne High School. Locally Oak Grove lost to the Delhi Bears last Tuesday, 45-42 to open district play.
Delhi Charter is looking for more physical play inside and a more consistent stroke at the free throw line right now.
Delhi Charter will have to start crashing to boards and winning the rebound battle to stay competitive in the district races.
With the district schedule now in full swing for the Gators and Lady Gators, playoff positioning becomes of the upmost importance. Either a first or second place finish in the district standings will put the teams in the postseason. DCS is looking for their first playoff appearance under head coach Chad Clarke in 2010.