Harkins already looking ahead after setback

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By Harry Chaykun

Wyatt Harkins, Delaware County Christian School’s junior guard, was captain of the Knights’ basketball team this winter.

He spent a lot of time last summer training with C.J. Scott, who has been an assistant coach at Harcum College.

Harkins also loves to play golf, and was a member of his school’s team in the fall.

“Golf takes up about three hours every afternoon then,’ said Harkins, a West Chester resident. “So a lot of times I would go work out with C.J. before I came to school. He really knows how to help you with whatever it is you need to work on, whether it’s your shot, game situations and so much more.’

Harkins began thinking about his next training session and his next workout with his AAU team, the Jersey Shore Warriors, shortly after Delco Christian dropped a 67-64 decision to District Three top seed Millersburg in a PIAA Class A second-round game at Hamburg Area High School Tuesday night.

Millersburg (19-10) earned a quarterfinal round matchup against Math, Civics & Science of the Philadelphia Public League Friday night. Delco Christian (15-14) put the finishing touches on a season than began with losses in 10 of the first 13 games and ended up with a remarkable run that had the Knights claiming the District One title and advancing two rounds into state play.

“We learned what happens when everyone plays together and knows their role,’ said Harkins, who scored 15 points, made three steals and added a pair of assists.

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