Upper Darby’s win streak comes to end against Lower Merion

Magd Abdelwahab (above) and Upper Darby had a seven-game win streak ended by Lower Merion on Friday night. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

By Josh Verlin

Heading into this season, Upper Darby coach Bob Miller was confident his Royals would be able to turn it around after winning only six games a year ago. If only for one simple reason: he had his team coming back.

“We had two straight years where I had a lot of turnover; kids in, kids out, kids getting in trouble, stuff like that,” he said. “It was nice this year to come back to the court and basically know who my team was.”

After 17 years on the UD sidelines — and an earlier five-year run at Interboro — Miller was onto something.

Despite taking a 55-44 loss at the hands of Central League co-leader Lower Merion on Friday night, Upper Darby has already more than doubled its win total from a year ago, standing at 13-4 on the season, 8-4 in Central League play.

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