By Matthew De George
Delco Christian’s return to the state tournament from the No. 6 seed in District One to its runner-up finish seems a long shot. Their opponent in Friday’s PIAA Class A opener, Greenwood, wound its way to the District 3 final as the No. 10 seed.
The reward for the Wildcats (13-13) is home-district advantage as Delco Christian ventures to Central Dauphin East Friday evening at 7:30.
Both teams, as second seeds from districts, come off losses. The Knights (14-12) marked the 28th win for Phil-Mont Christian in a 58-41 handling in the District One title game.
Greenwood saw its dream run ended by unbeaten York Country Day, 56-44, in the District 3 final. Along the way, Greenwood tipped Millersburg, the team that ended Delco Christian’s season in the second round of states last year. Greenwood’s scoring is top-heavy, led by Noah Wright (11.2 points per game), Seth Ferguson (10.0) and Kevin Sheaffer (7.5).