The delayed winter sports season kicked off Jan. 11 with the Delmarva Christian boys’ basketball squad making a trip north to play Caravel Academy. The Royals’ fell in a close 78-70 masked contest.
The Bucs came out hot, jumping to a quick 15-9 lead. The halftime break found the Bucs up 34-26. The Royals outscored Caravel 19-18 in the third, and narrowed the deficit to two in the fourth quarter, but they ultimately fell 78-70 in the final minute.
Jayson Handy led the Royals with 17 points. Gabe Herling added 13, including two from behind the three-point line. DaMir Camper totaled 10 with a three, while Chase Hesson chipped in eight. Jayden Palmer and Loubens Fleurima each had seven, with Fleurima dropping two threes. Jeremiah Hannah hit a three and a foul shot, while Carter Breasure scored four.
Caravel was led by Jaden Rogers with 26 points. John Clemmons added 18, while Owen Robinson scored 17.
The Royals travel to Wilmington Friends School Saturday, Jan. 16, to face the Quakers.