‘Delco Madness’ will reveal best boys, girls hoops teams in Delaware County history

Chester caps historic run with second straight state title (With Video)

Chester’s 2012 championship team — from left. Erikk Wright. Darius Robinson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Richard Granberry — hold up the trophy at the Bryce Jordan Center after the state final. DFM File

By Jack McCaffery

In normal times, sports fans would have had one real reason to look forward to this weekend: College basketball’s Sweet 16s.

Fear not: Delaware County basketball fans of all ages can continue to enjoy at least a version of that suspense.

To serve men’s and women’s college basketball fans suffering from March bracket withdrawal following the cancellation of the NCAA playoffs amid coronavirus concerns, the Daily Times will conduct two mock Sweet 16 tournaments over the next two weeks. One will eventually determine Delco’s greatest high school boys basketball team of all time. The other will pinpoint the county’s finest girls team.

The boys bracket will be revealed in Saturday’s Daily Times. On Sunday, the Sweet 16 girls teams and first-round pairings will be revealed.

Among the eternal lures of bracketology is arguing which teams should be in the field, and which should be relegated to the NIT. A panel of Daily Times sports writers has been busy studying the resumes of the likely participants. There is still time for fans to submit suggestions to sports@delcotimes.com.

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