The Delmarva Christian girls’ basketball team, down two players due to injury, used a persistent press and a spry man-to-man defense to down Saints Peter and Paul School 59-11 to improve to 13-5 on the season.
Kandice Schlabach led the Royals with 15 points, nine from behind the three-point line, while dishing off four assists and grabbing four rebounds. Jabre'a Purnell added 13 points and snagged four rebounds. Katie Hill hit for eight points and four rebounds. Mara Agapito scored seven points, grabbed four rebounds and had three helpers.
“I know I had to take responsibility and step up as the point guard tonight without Gracie [Fetterman] in the lineup,” said Schlabach. “I had to be a playmaker for the team because that’s what Gracie does.”
Fetterman is out on concussion protocol, and high-scoring guard Sara Walton is sidelined with an ankle injury.
“We were able to work on our plays tonight,” said coach Jedidiah Roach. “Everyone contributed in the win. It will definitely help us going into the ESIAC Tournament.”
The Royals will face Gunston School of Maryland Friday, Feb. 15, on Senior Night. They will compete in the ESIAC Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 19, at home.