Royals girls’ basketball team bags Mallards 55-11

February 1, 2023

The Delmarva Christian girls’ basketball team poured in the points Jan. 31, posting a 55-11 victory over visiting Worcester Prep. The Royals won their first meeting 54-28 Jan. 12 in Berlin. The Mallards move to 5-6.

The 14-0 Royals got 23 points from senior Ainsley Bell in the second contest of the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference rivalry. Bell added six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Junior Journey Handy garnered 12 points, three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block.

“We have to keep playing our game,” said Handy. “No matter who our opponent, we have to play our game. Win or lose, we play our game.”

Royals junior Mia Elliott was in beast mode under the boards, grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with four points and four steals. Freshman Evelyn Bohinski tallied four points, five rebounds and six steals.

Layni Dukes, Isabella Marinelli, Josephine Peranteau, Lily Hutt, Taylor Lowe and Ryley McCluskey teamed for 10 points and 12 rebounds.

“It’s great that everyone got in to play in this game,” said McCluskey. “Some of the JV players get valuable experience playing with the varsity [team] and will be ready if we need them the rest of the season.”

“I think we need to come out strong down the road,” said Peranteau. “We started slow tonight, but we have to play hard right away in the games to come.”

“We have to maintain our level of focus in every game no matter who we’re playing,” said Royals coach Jedidiah Roach. “We have to remain consistent each and every day. We started off slow tonight, but Ainsley scoring 18 in the first half helped carry us through.”

The Royals will play the Salisbury School in another ESIAC matchup Thursday, Feb. 2.


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