Harkins keeps Delco Christian in fight to the end

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By Jack McCaffery

When his basketball career is over, and that will not be before years in the college game, Wyatt Harkins plans a career in law-enforcement with hopes to someday join the FBI.

With the way he can read the clues, predict what is coming and handle a tough situation, the Delco Christian guard should be a natural.

After nearly carrying the Knights to a victory Tuesday in the second round of the PIAA Class A tournament with a fourth-quarter scoring outburst, the versatile 6-1 senior knew exactly what was coming.

“I have been box-and-one’d more times this year,” he said, “than I can even count.”


So after Harkins scored 12 fourth-quarter points to push the Knights toward fulfillment, he was hit with the usual trick defense, the game flattened, and the Knights were eliminated from the tournament with a 62-58 loss to Shenandoah Valley at Central Dauphin East High.

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