The Delmarva Christian boys’ basketball team moved to 14-2 on the season with a commanding 67-15 win over The Gunston School from Centreville, Md.
The 3-10 Herons scored first off the game’s opening tip, but the Royals took control and doubled up the visitors 18-9 at the end of the first quarter. The powerful scoring Royals didn’t stop running the hardwood, taking a 21-2 second quarter to a 39-11 halftime lead.
“Our guys come into these games ready for a dogfight and ready to play,” said Royals coach Micah Twedell. “Which is what we need. Otherwise, we’re gonna have a slip-up or we’re not going to play to the best of our ability, and then we’re not going to get better.”
The Royals didn’t miss a beat in the second half, making wholesale substitutions and outscoring the Herons 28-4 to garner the 67-15 running clock victory.
Gabe Herling scored 14 points for the Royals, including two three-pointers. Lou Fleurima and Chris Vonhof tallied 13 and 11 points, respectively. Senior Wyatt Kwiatkowski hit for eight, while senior Andrew Workman tallied seven.
“We’re working hard and pushing each other,” said Kwiatkowski. “We go more than just five deep. The goal for the seniors is to go far in the state tournament. That’s been our goal for us for our whole high school career. That’s what we’re pushing toward.”
“Gunston has gotten a lot better,” said Twedell. “We didn’t shoot well tonight, but our big guys gave us a little cushion. We are excited for the state tournament. We want to be the first Delmarva Christian team to make it further in the tournament. I think we have the right guys to do it.”
The Lady Royals dominated the Lady Herons 71-15 at Gunston.
Grace Fetterman scored 25 to lead the Royals. Sierra Troyer added 15.
The boys’ and girls’ teams both travel to Salisbury School Friday, Feb. 7, to face the Dragons.
The Royals athletic department added a new state-of-the-art scorer’s table Feb. 3, which will be able to accommodate scorers, clock and foul keepers as well as the credentialed press.
“At Delmarva Christian Schools, it is our goal to provide an excellent athletic experience for our student athletes while demonstrating God’s love to those we come in contact with,” said Athletic Director Jim Berger. “Delmarva Christian Schools are blessed to receive tremendous community support. A big thank you to Herl’s Bath and Tile Solutions, Atlantic Aluminum Products and an anonymous alumni for helping us to upgrade our scorer’s table. With the addition of a successful boys’ volleyball program, the scorer’s table will be in use all three athletic seasons.”