Without Hill, Delco Christian’s resilience has been remarkable

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By Matthew DeGeorge

There’s a slight look of resignation on Jordan Parks’ face when the question is lobbed his way Friday at Council Rock South High School.

After two straight games — the two most important of the year — without leading scorer Devin Hill, are Parks and his Delco Christian teammates accustomed to compensating for the loss?

The answer takes nothing away from Hill, who averaged 14 points per game this season, including 30 in the Knights’ District One Class A quarterfinal win over Faith Christian and a double-overtime buzzer beater in the semifinal triumph over Christopher Dock.

But Parks also doesn’t diminish the resilience it’s taken for the Knights to claim a District One title and a PIAA Tournament win — both the program’s first since 2006 — sans Hill.

Wyatt Harkins (30) and Ryan Norton (11) of Delco Christian celebrate their teamâ s 58-53 victory over Robeson Friday night. (Tom Kelly IV)

“I feel like our whole team is really mentally tough,’ Parks said Friday after helping his team recover from a 13-point deficit to beat Paul Robeson, 58-53. “The group that’s playing together now has been playing together for such a long time. Dev came in just a couple of years ago and it feels like he was here for the longest time. But without him, it’s just back to what we were always doing before.’

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