Delco Christian veterans look to build on success

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By Matthew DeGeorge

In so many ways, the Delco Christian boys basketball team has moved light years away from that Jan. 16 night last season against Holy Ghost Prep. But when the timeline is reconstructed for senior guard Wyatt Harkins this week at practice, the memory still seems fresh.

“Just terrible,” he recalls of the 3-10 record the Knights were saddled with.

Since that turning point, the Knights rose to the challenge put before them, winning an improbable District One Class A title and venturing to the second round of the PIAA tournament. And nearly a year later, whatever switch flipped that night still holds true as the veteran Knights try to pen a second action.

Devin Hill goes up for a shot against teammate Wyatt Harkins in Delco Christian’s recent practice. Both are proven scorers returning for the deep and experienced Knights. (Times Staff/Tom Kelly IV)

“I think once it clicked at that time, it did carry over to the summer,” said Harkins, the team’s leading scorer at 13.7 points per game last year. “…We have guys buying in, not playing selfishly. And the way these first few practices have looked, I think it really has carried over.”

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