Garnet Valley defeats Marple Newtown in CL match-up

Carl Schaller poured in 19 points to lead Garnet Valley to a 52-43 win over Marple Newtown. The All-Delco netted eight points in the fourth quarter for the host Jags.

Justin Langan was 6-for-6 at the foul line and finished with 14 points. Gannon McKee added 10 points in the winning effort.

Eric McKee tallied a team-high 15 points for the Tigers.

Shaller, Garnet Valley open season in style

Carl Shaller got his season off to a good start.

Shaller poured in 28 points to pace Garnet Valley to a 46-41 Central League victory over Penncrest in the season opener for both teams.

The game came more than a month after the season was supposed to start and 10 days after the state lifted restrictions on indoor activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shaller scored 20 of his points in the second half as the Jaguars outscored the Lions, 27-21, to erase a 20-19 deficit.

Justin Langan added six points for GV.

Ben Stanton paced Penncrest with 14 points.

Saahir Lee added 11 points and six assists.

Executive Education defeats Chester Charter in opener

Jevin Muniz with Dave Burman

By Dave Burman
Last year’s District One single A boy’s basketball champions traveled up to Allentown to take on District 11 powerhouse Executive Education Charter in a huge early season boys high school basketball game in the Lehigh Valley.
Executive Education Charter beat Chester Charter, 67-50 at the spectacular Rapt Gym.
6-5 senior and college recruit Jevin Muniz, one of the top players in the state, led Executive Education (3-1) with 24 points.
6-5 senior Sean Deshields led the Sabers (0-1) with 14.
Chester Charter travels to face Faith Christian this Wednesday, January 13th.

Penn Wood’s Lindeman welcomes ‘huge challenge’ of pulling off a basketball season

By Matthew DeGeorge

For most of the sports world, the final normal day of 2020 before the onset of COVID-19 closures was March 13, the second Friday of that month.

The curtain fell a week earlier at Penn Wood. The last organized varsity sports event in the district, Penn Wood boys basketball’s loss to Archbishop Ryan in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A tournament, is now more than 10 months in the past. It preceded the near-global cancellation of the spring sports season throughout Pennsylvania and the Del Val League’s unique decision to push its fall competition to the spring.

That massive hiatus has created a profound challenge for winter coaches like Matt Lindeman, the Patriots’ boys basketball coach, just to get everyone on the same page and back in the gym for a season.

“It’s a huge challenge,” Lindeman said this week. “This season, it’s going to all be about giving the kids an outlet to get their mind off everything they’ve gone through. Results are going to be secondary. It’s going to be about giving our kids a chance to play.”

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Welcome to the 2021 High School Basketball Season

By Mike Mayer, Webmaster

As we enter the new year we are preparing our web pages for the abbreviated and challenging 2021 high school basketball season.  We have posted the schedules for the teams and leagues we have on our Schedule page.

As in earlier high school sport events, attendance by fans is limited to parents only. We have not confirmed that for every high school so please check with your specific Athletic Director for ticket availability.

Due to attendance restrictions we have suspended our Game-of-the-Week broadcasts. However, most schools will be video streaming their home games.  We will post streaming links on our Delaware Cty Schools page.  Simply click on the school logo on the far left and, if we have the page link, it will take you directly to the school broadcast site.  We only have the link for Strath Haven currently so please send us your school video links to be included.

We have been asked by Chichester High School to lend our broadcasters for their January 19th game against Penn Wood.  Our broadcasters will add their voices to the school’s video production.  If other schools are interested in a similar arrangement please contact us at delcohoops@aol.com.

Governor prohibits high school sports until January 4, 2021

By David Mekeel

On Thursday, a day where the state reported 11,972 new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a series of new statewide restrictions aimed at stemming the rising tide of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The new restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and last until 8 a.m. Jan. 4. They include:

  • A suspension of all school extracurricular activities, including sports. Collegiate and professional sports are exempt.
  • Limiting indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people. Religious services are exempt.
  • Limiting outdoor gatherings to no more than 50 people.
  • A suspension of indoor dining.
  • A shutdown of entertainment venues including concert venues, theaters, movie theaters, casinos, bowling alleys and private clubs.
  • A shutdown of gyms and fitness centers.
  • All businesses that serve the public, such as retail stores, are capped at 50% capacity.

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