ND vs. Delta

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Delta slices and dices ND basketball teams

By Brad Greer

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Friday was not a good night for the North Delta boys and girls varsity basketball teams as both squads took it on the chin against homestanding Delta Academy.

In the opener, the Lady Raiders showed why they are worthy of their number one-ranked status as they easily defeated the North Delta girls 50-21.

Marley Schiele led all scorers with 15 points as Delta (23-8) held the Lady Waves to 20 percent field goal shooting on the night. Sara Waldrip recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Delta (18-9 overall, 4-5 district). Linsey Hebert followed with three points while Laci DuBravec, Hannah Waldrip, Samantha Massoth and Jordan Pointer, all had two points each.

Varsity Boys

In the boys matchup, Wesley Aldridge poured on 21 points as No. 4 rated Delta eased past North Delta 70-43 in a district matchup. Geri Lamm paced the Green Wave (11-9; 5-4) with nine points. Bryan Nickle added seven while Jim Tom Copeland followed with six.

Other scorers included Corbin Baker with five, Taylor Herron with four points while Matthew Barefoot chipped in with three points. Bateman Greenlee, Chris Reeves and Carson Bailey finished with two points.

Jr. High Girls

North Delta did manage to pickup one win on the night as the junior high girls ran their record to 21-1 with a 44-31 win over the Raiders. Beard paced the winners with 14 points, 10 steals, six assists and five blocks. Hanna Greenlee and Laci DuDravec each had eight points while Hannah Waldrip added seven. Katelyn Still and Pointer registered two points each.

 North Delta returned home last night to face West Memphis, Ark., in district action and will take on North Sunflower Friday at 5 p.m in the final home game of the season for the varsity.

The Jr. High will play in the district tournament Thursday, Saturday and next Tuesday at Delta Academy in Marks.

The bracket will not be released until Wednesday morning, according to North Delta athletic director Phil Douglas.

Douglas believes the junior high boys will be third and play on Thursday. If they do, they will also play on Saturday.

He believes the North Delta girls he coaches will be first in the district and receive a first round bye and they are not expected to play until Saturday. Game times will not be released until the bracket.