Phillips gets past pain, TCA gets by Delco Christian

By Matthew DeGeorge

There wasn’t a lot that adhered to the script for the coaches of Delco Christian and The Christian Academy Friday night.No, first-year DC coach Reggie Parks wasn’t planning on deploying all 10 players on his roster before the first quarter ended. And no, TCA point guard Tehron Phillips probably wouldn’t have volunteered for double-overtime in his first game back after several weeks out with a concussion, hence bouts of cramping that severely limited him.But when the Crusaders needed him most, Phillips showed up.Phillips scored 11 of his 17 points in the third quarter as TCA overcame a nine-point deficit and gutted out a two-overtime, 75-72 win in a bonkers Delco Christian Tip-Off Tournament opener.The game featured just about everything. Six players fouled out. The teams combined for 57 fouls and a sorry 40-for-78 from the free-throw line. And on the losing side of it all was Delco Christian’s Jackson Piotrowski, who went off for 37 points and 13 rebounds.

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