LINKS
2018-02-13 / Sports

Rams to Face Blue Devils in DL Championship Title

By Rosie Cunningham


Margaretville took down Hunter-Tannersville in the Delaware League Semifinals and will square off against South Kortright Friday. 
File Photo Margaretville took down Hunter-Tannersville in the Delaware League Semifinals and will square off against South Kortright Friday. File Photo DELAWARE LEAGUE - South Kortright (No. 1) will play in the Delaware League title game against No. 3 Margaretville. Friday, Feb. 16 at Delhi Tech - the title game will kick off at 7 p.m.

On the SK side, the entire Ram squad can play ball from the starting five, to the bench and beyond. Senior Dawson Darling has been coming into his own and has been a scoring and rebounding force all season and in particular, as of late. Junior Derek Burns is speedy and aggressive, he does a little bit of everything on the court and so does Ty Swantak. When junior Aidan Fox is hot, he’s hard to stop. He is known for his three point shot and has had seven in one game this season. When sophomore Austin Lamport comes to play, he has moves under the basket, but also has a pure shot from behind the arc. Like Darling, he is a versatile player and is aggressive in his rebounding efforts.


South Kortright has been the No. 1 team in the Delaware League this season and will take the court at SUNY Delhi Friday. 
File Photo South Kortright has been the No. 1 team in the Delaware League this season and will take the court at SUNY Delhi Friday. File Photo “We have had a very good season as of far, and we hope to continue to move forward,” said SK Coach Aaron Kaufman. “We have faced every possible obstacle that could have been thrown at us this year and we have responded well. We have proven ourselves as a team and those obstacles have done nothing but make us stronger. Our strategies are to continue to do what we have been doing the whole year. We are looking to come into the game and play hard and display teamwork and to use the depth of our bench to our advantage. Hopefully, we can control the boards and keep the Margaretville’s Curtis Roberts in check.”

The Blue Devils can never be counted out. The squad recently handed out an upset to Hunter-Tannersville to clinch a spot in the championship game. Blue Devil Curtis Roberts plays with not only a hot head, but a hot hand as well. Roberts, has consistently dished out double doubles all season and has surpassed the 20 point mark time-and-time against this season. If he can keep his temper in check, it will be a challenge to shut him down. Teammate Donovan Bullock has also been Mr. double-double this season. He is quick, tall, can handle the ball, score, assist and rebound at any time.

Sam Tanzer is the resident sharp shooter and is a shooting threat, particularly from behind the arc.

Tanner Reither and Nick Plante are aggressive and relentless on the defensive end of the floor.

Return to top