Boys' Hoops Recap
State Tournament 1st Round
Mt. Pleasant 64, Delmar 57
The Wildcats were eliminated from the state tournament with an 10-12 record. Ian Hudson and Chris Zidanic paced Delmar with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Zidanic's total included 3 three-pointers. The Wildcats trailed just 28-25 at halftime but fell behind by double digits in the third period. They went on a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull within 54-51 but couldn't make up the entire deficit.
Laurel 57, Delmar 53
The Wildcats had a balanced attack but slipped to 9-9 in the Henlopen South and 10-10 overall with the loss to their nearby rivals. Jerman Gattis, Dustin Johnson and Mike Hunt scored 10 points apiece for Delmar.
Indian River 61, Delmar 59
The Wildcats fell to 9-8 in the Henlopen South and 10-9 overall with the upset loss to Indian River, which had won only one conference game entering the contest. Shawn Hudson scored 20 points for Delmar and Chris Zidanic added 15.
Delmar 64, Woodbridge 60
The Wildcats rode a 21-11 advantage in the third quarter to the Henlopen South victory. Jerman Gattis and Chris Zidanic scored 15 points apiece for Delmar, which rose to 9-7 in the division and 10-8 overall. Dustin Johnson scored 12 more points.
Milford 65, Delmar 49
The Wildcats scored only 18 first half points and could't recover. Chris Zindanic's 14 points led Delmar, which dropped to 8-7 in the Henlopen South and 9-8 overall.
Smyrna 60, Delmar 59
The Wildcats held a two-point lead entering the final quarter but dropped to 7-5 in the Henlopen South and 8-6 overall. Tremaine Tatum paced Delmar with 20 points. Ian Hudson added 11 more.
Seaford 79, Delmar 75
The Wildcats fell behind 31-16 in the first half but stormed back in the second half to nearly pull out the victory. Delmar hurt itself at the free throw line, where it made only 5 of its 23 attempts. Ian Hudson led four Wildcats in double figures with 26 points. Also in double figures were Dustin Johnson and Tremaine Tatum with 15 points apiece and Shawn Hudson with 11 points.
Delmar 72, Polytech 46
The Wildcats blew the game open in the second half, outscoring Polytech 45-23. Ten Delmar players scored in the game with Shawn Hudson leading the way with 14 points. Mickey Budd added 12 points and Jerman Gattis contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Delmar 71, Sussex Central 68
The Wildcats scored a mild upset over Sussex Central behind guard Ian Hudson's 31 points. Delmar trailed by 2 points entering the fourth period but rallied to rise to 6-3 in the Henlopen South and 7-4 overall. Dameris Cannon chipped in with 12 points for Delmar, which forced Sussex Central into 29 turnovers.
Sussex Tech 81, Delmar 60
The Wildcats were no match for the Henlopen North leading Ravens as they fell to 5-3 in the Henlopen South and 6-4 overall. Ian Hudson scored 20 points and Jerman Gattis 14 but Delmar fell completely out of contention in the third quarter when Tech outscored the Wildcats 24-8.
Cape Henlopen 50, Delmar 48
The Wildcats lost a 9-point third quarter lead in falling to 5-2 in the Henlopen South and 6-3 overall. Jerman Gattis scored 15 points for Delmar and Ian Hudson 14, but Delmar scored only 2 points in the fourth quarter and missed all 6 of its field goal attempts in the period. Both Gattis and Hudson knocked down a pair of three-pointers.
Laurel 62, Delmar 52
The Wildcats were outscored 15-6 in the third period to suffer their first Henlopen South loss and drop into a tie for second place in the division with Lake Forest. Both teams are a half-game behind Laurel. German Gattis scored a team-high 16 points for the Wildcats, who fell to 5-1 in the division and 6-2 overall. Tremaine Tatum scored 11 points but high-scoring Ian Hudson only scored 10 points for his lowest output of the season.
Delmar 77, Indian River 60
Ian Hudson's 17 points helped the Wildcats remain unbeaten in the Henlopen South at 5-0. Delmar began to pull away after a 36-36 halftime tie to take a 55-46 lead after three periods. Tremaine Tatum and Chris Zidanic added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Wildcats.
Delmar 78, Woodbridge 73
The Wildcats scored 31 points in the fourth quarter to overcome Woodbridge and establish themselves as the team to beat in the Henlopen South. Now 4-0 in the division and overall, Delmar trailed 54-47 entering the fourth quarter but outscored Woodbridge by 12 points in the final period. Ian Hudson led a balanced attack with 19 points. Tremaine Tatum and German Gattis also had big games with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Delmar 57, Milford 54
Ian Hudson's baseline jumper with 29 seconds left put the Wildcats ahead for good and gave them sole possession of first place in the Henlopen South. Hudson finished with 22 points as Delmar rose to 3-0 in the Henlopen South and overall with the win over winless Milford.
Delmar 66, Lake Forest 63
The Wildcats shocked the defending Henlopen South champion with a 22-5 advantage in the second period after trailing by 11 points at the end of the first quarter. The win put Delmar in a first-place tie in the South with Woodbridge. Ian Hudson led the way with a game-high 27 points. German Gattis added 14 points as Delmar rose to 2-0 in the division and overall.
Delmar 55, Smyrna 46
The Wildcats won their season-opener behind Ian Hudson's 20 points in the Henlopen South game. Chris Zindanic and German Gattis scored 10 and 9 points, respectively, for Delmar, which trailed 22-20 at halftime but outscored Smyrna 35-24 in the second half.
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