Warrior boys sting Hornets

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:07

WESTFALL - The Delaware Valley - Honesdale varsity basketball game on Feb. 4 concluded in an exciting victory for the Warriors who came out on top of their opponents by a nine point margin, 69-60. Richie Hearon opened up the game with a two pointer from the floor, followed by Pat Smith with a lay-up. Ryan Murphy was the only other person to score for the Warriors in the first quarter, which ended with the home team trailing Honesdale by four. Hearon opened up the second quarter with a score, reducing the deficit to 9-11. A combined effort among Hearon, Murphy, Rey Soto, and Smith tallied the Warriors fourteen points in the second quarter. Smith brought Delaware Valley within a point of the Hornets at the end of the first half, 21-22. Once again, Hearon began the third quarter strong for the Warriors, sinking a three pointer. Jaywong Benton scored his first point of the game at the foul line. DV took the lead following a shot by Pat Smith. Hearon then sunk another three pointer bringing the score 33-29. Jacinto Russo tapped in a rebound to score his first basket of the game with about two minutes left. The quarter ended with DV emerging ten points up on Honesdale, 39-29. The last quarter of the game was exciting as both teams combined to score over 50 points. Rockie Tice began the intensity, scoring off his first basket of the contest. With a little over three minutes on the clock, the Hornets made a comeback and tied the Warriors 50-50. Following a Hearon basket, Ryan Murphy scored two three pointers in a row. A series of foul shots thereafter brought the final to 69-60. Senior Richie Hearon and sophomore Ryan Murphy almost evenly contributed 39 points for the home team throughout the game. Junior Past Smith commented that the win “feels good, especially since coming off a hard loss to Scranton Prep”. Senior Ray Soto added that the key to their win was that “everybody did their part”. The boys play their final home game on Feb. 13 at 7:30. For more pictures from the game please visit www.pikecountycourier.com and click on “photos”.