Both the girls and boys basketball teams from Delta High School kept a firm grip on their chances to win 3A WSL titles. With two games remaining in the 3A WSL, Delta's girls are 7-0 in league play and 16-1 overall. The boys are also unbeaten in league play and own a 7-0 league record with a 13-4 overall slate.
The Panthers hosted Central last week and both teams were winners, 62-49 for the girls and 50-48 for the boys. A Saturday trip to Aspen resulted in another win for the girls, 57-18, and the boys were 59-33 winners.
Delta 62, Central 49
Junior Sara Geddes led Delta's offense with 12 points against the Warriors. Senior Missa Webb scored seven points in the in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 counters. Sophomore Keely Porter was also in double figures with 10 points.
Central's Leah Redding had 22 points and Mya Murdock had 18 to pace the Warrior's offense.
Delta 57, Aspen 18
Delta had a 14-point lead after one period and led 30-16 at halftime. A devastating 22-2 third quarter put the game out of reach to initiate a running clock.
Webb was the leading scorer in this game with 10 points followed by junior Haylin McCulloch, Porter and sophomore Alexa Huff chipping in nine points each. Freshman Erika Kuta finished with eight points.
Delta 50, Central 48
After trailing 21-15 at halftime, the Panthers stormed the rim for a 22-8 third quarter to take a 37-29 lead with one quarter left to play.
A runner on the baseline by senior Jonathan Robinson broke a 48-48 tie to give Delta the 2-point win.
Senior Andrew Baier scored 12 points to lead Delta shooters and junior Hunter Hughes finished with 11 and senior Kyle Mock had 10 points. Central's Caleb Davis was the game's leading scorer with 15 points.
Delta 59, Aspen 33
According to Delta's boys Coach Rob Ames, "Aspen was a total team win. So many played well and it was another balanced scoring night for the Panthers. Nothing flashy, just another blue collar stingy night on defense and selfless team basketball on offense. We got off to a strong start and then kept the foot on the gas the rest of the way."
A 34-14 halftime lead led to 48-26 lead heading to the final period.
Baier was the Panthers' leading scorer with 12 points as all but one player scored at least two points for Delta.