ND cagers split with Regents in home finale
By Brad Greer
In a game that was filled with twists and turns, the North Delta Green Wave overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to The Regents School to take a 45-40 lead in the closing minutes, but in the end the visiting Lions rallied for a 56-50 victory Friday to spoil Senior Night for the Green Wave.
North Delta (3-10) trailed 33-23 at intermission before going on a 11-0 run to grab a 34-33 lead in the third quarter while holding the Lions to two points.
Walt Miller, who led all scorers with 25 points, hit a runner in the lane to give North Delta a 41-35 advantage at the 5:43 mark of the fourth quarter.
Ryan Gibson followed Miller with 13 points.
Regents, which started three 8th graders and two sophomores, took the lead 50-49 with under a minute to go in the game, then iced it with a three pointer with 23 seconds left.
Drake Barton and Colin Hartman provided four points while Ben Rowsey finished with two points on a dunk to start the game.
The Lady Wave ran its winning streak to 10 games and improved to 18-4 on the season with a runaway victory.
Shelby Boone and Faith Bollinger paced North Delta with 13 points each while Breck Brewer chipped in with 10 as the Lady Wave connected on nine three-pointers.
Bollinger, who eclipsed the 1,000 point barrier in her high school career, and fellow senior McKinna Smith hit three treys each.
Sayle Stennett followed with seven while Hannah Bollinger and Emy Cay Donaldson provided six points each. Eliza Morris contributed with three points as Sydney Talley and Sophie Williams finished with two points.
North Delta now moves on to the District 1-AAA tournament at Kirk Academy today when the boys take on Macon Road at 4 p.m.
A win by the Wave would put them in the semi-finals against No.1 seed Marshall Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
The Lady Green Wave will tangle with Marshall Academy Thursday at 3 p.m. The consolation and championship games will be Saturday.