With hoops on hold, there’s plenty to cherish already in 2020

Dakota McCaughan, here running down court after hitting a 3-pointer in the Central League final, gave Ridley plenty to celebrate this season en route to a league title. (Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group)

By Matt Smith

A popular GIF of Jim Carrey from the comedy movie Dumber & Dumber has traveled the Twittersphere for years now.

You know the one. It’s the clip of a goofy Carrey saying, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”

The PIAA more or less provided its basketball players with that ever-so-slight feeling of hope this week. In a letter posted on its website Monday, the PIAA noted that winter championships remain “on hold” as Pennsylvania schools remain closed, per Governor Tom Wolf’s directive, for an additional two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So, there is indeed a chance that we’ll see six Delco teams — Archbishop Carroll girls, Bonner-Prendergast boys and girls, Cardinal O’Hara girls, Chester Charter Scholar Academy boys, and Chester boys — resume their quests for PIAA titles sometime this spring.

A very, very small chance.

In the meantime, we must kill more time from our social distancing caves. Let’s take a deep dive into some of the best Delco hoops stories of the 2019-20 campaign.

Webmaster’s note: The author, in this article, refers to the amazing final shot in the last Chester vs Simon Gratz basketball game.  See and hear the shot with our video clip by clicking on The Miracle Shot.

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