Delco Christian overcomes rough start to advance comfortably

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The motto of tournament play is to survive and advance.

Delco Christian took that mantra literally Friday night.

The Knights survived their worst first quarter of the season, according to head coach Don Davis, to advance to the second round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball tournament with a 45-32 victory over Greenwood at Central Dauphin East High School.

Delco Christian (15-12) scored just three points in the first period, but only trailed, 8-3. The Knights turned up the defensive pressure and forced numerous turnovers to pull away.

Wyatt Harkins scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, while Jordan Parks and Nazim Trammell-Wells paced the defense. The Knights face Shenandoah Valley, a 70-59 winner District Four champ St. John Neumann.