Salesianum verse William Penn last years state championship basketball game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 1 boys basketball top 10 rankings

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Salesianum verse William Penn last years state championship basketball game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Salesianum verse William Penn last years state championship basketball game, photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

The Fall sports season ended on December 2nd and now is the time to focus on the winter sports that kicked off their season.  Here are my boys high school basketball courtside notes for this week and the first rankings for Delaware LIve.


I have enjoyed the fact that these schools are playing some great out of state competition and proving that Delaware can play with these teams.  Sanford beat Plymouth Whitemarsh at the Kobe Bryant Classic while Sallies lost in overtime on a buzzer beater to Neumann Goretti. 


Mckean who finished 2-18 last year is off to a fast start this year as they improved to 5-0 after winning 3 games in 4 days over the extended weekend.  MOT Charter also is off to a hot start winning their first four games by averaging 74.3 points per game on offense.  


The Blue Hen Flight A  conference is going to be exciting this year as two newcomers Odessa and Christiana join a stack conference that includes Appoquinimink, Middletown, Mount, Newark, Delcastle, St Georges Tech, and William Penn. These will be some of the better match ups in the state as the season moves on.


Here is the first top 10 of the basketball season for our Delaware Live Crew.

No. 1 Salesianum  The defending champions started the year 1-1 against two (PA) teams when they beat LaSalle in their annual Silent night game.  They play at Archbishop Wood (PA) on Saturday night.


No, 2 William Penn The Colonials kicked off their season with a 53-43 win over St Andrews.  They travel to St Elizabeth’s tomorrow night in a top 5 match up you can check out on Delaware Live.


No.3 Middletown  The Cavs start the season tomorrow as they travel to Sanford for an early season clash.  Then they travel to St John’s college High in Washington DC on Saturday.


No.4 Dover  The Senators will kick off their season with a home contest against rival Caesar Rodney on Saturday afternoon.


No. 5 St Elizabeth’s   The Vikings were impressive in their season opener  by connecting on 17 3 point baskets in their win over St Andrews.  They host William Penn tomorrow night in an early season top 5 matchup.


No. 6 Sanford  The Warriors started the season 2-0 including the win over Plymouth Whitemarsh (PA) on Sunday.  They host No. 3 Middletown tomorrow night in another top early season contest.


No. 7 Howard  The Wildcats will open this season playing in the Hammer and Nail tournament being played at their gym this weekend.


No. 8 Laurel  The Bulldogs picked up a pair of conference wins to start the season over Delmar and Sussex Academy.  They travel to face The Salisbury School (MD) tomorrow night.


No. 9 Appoquinimink  The Jags started the year with wins over Caesar Rodney and Tri State Christian Academy (MD)  They are off till next Wednesday when they host No. 1 Sallies.


No. 10 Odessa  The Ducks have won their first 3 games by outscoring their opponents 221-96 in those 3 games.  They travel to Concord tomorrow and Newark Charter on Saturday.

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