By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity girls’ basketball team rallied to move within nine points of Delmarva Christian at half-time of last Friday’s home contest after trailing, 12-0, in the first quarter. The Royals led by 23 after three quarters of play and went on to win, 44-24.

Delmarva Christian’s Journey Handy scored six points and Evelyn Bohinski added four in the first quarter. The Royals’ Ryley McCluskey made it 14-0 with the first basket of the second quarter.

Delmarva Christian’s Mia Elliott, left, and Ryley McCluskey and Delmar’s Lyric Campbell, center, battle for the ball before a jump ball is called. Shown looking on are the Royals’ Lily Hutt and the Wildcats’ Laela Brown. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar’s Laela Brown scored three points and Tylah Brown hit a three-pointer to move within eight. Neveah Scott added a three-pointer to move the Wildcats within seven (16-9) going into half-time.

At the start of the third quarter, Handy scored five points and Layni Dukes made a pair of jumpers as Delmarva Christian took a 27-11 lead. Bohinski ended the third quarter with four points to put the Royals ahead, 36-13.

Laela Brown scored six fourth quarter points as the Wildcats held an 11-4 advantage in the quarter, but Delmarva Christian won, 44-24. 

Bohinski led the way with 12 points, eight steals, and five rebounds; Handy had 13 points and six steals; Dukes added seven points, five rebounds, and 11 steals; and Mia Elliott contributed four points and eight rebounds.

Laela Brown paced Delmar with 11 points and Scott added six.