By Matthew DeGeorge
The call from the Delco Christian bench, time and again in the second half, was “whatever you want.”
Less a set play than a verbal shot of confidence from coach Reggie Parks, the instruction to his players was to read and react. To junior guards Josh Parks and Earle Greer in particular, the aim was clear: Follow your instincts, and run the floor.
Whatever they wanted was what Delco Christian got in the second half, overturning a halftime deficit at The Christian Academy on the way to a 68-56 victory over the Crusaders.
The surge was built on a 22-7 edge in the third quarter, with Parks scoring 10 points in the frame.
“It’s nice because I know he has trust in me,” Josh Parks said of Reggie, who is both coach and father. “He’s been our coach for a while. And also the trust of my teammates, because they know I’m not going to do anything stupid. It’s good to take their trust and make something out of it.”