With the 2013 high school boys basketball season just kicking into gear, the holiday break offers the state a wide variety of tournaments featuring all the talent the first state has to offer. Last week, Middletown High School hosted their annual holiday tournament featuring the Cavaliers, Caesar Rodney, Tatnall, and Delaware Military Academy.
While neither team was playing for the tournament championship, Tatnall and DMA meet nonetheless fighting for third place last Friday night.
DMA’s Brian Cameron hit two free throws late to cap off a come-from-behind victory for the Seahawks over Tatnall.
After falling to Caesar Rodney in the opener, Tatnall came out firing on Friday night taking an early 13-5 lead over DMA after one quarter.
However, in the second quarter the Seahawks would snap out of their early funk dropping 20 second quarter points on Tatnall to head into the break trailing by just five.
In the second half, led by the duo of Alex Somelofske and Tyler Lewis, DMA’s offensive attack continued. However, it was the Seahawks defense that may have made the difference keeping the Hornets to just 8 third-quarter points helping DMA pull ahead after three, 43-37.
The fourth quarter saw an offensive explosion by both teams, as Tatnall and DMA traded points up and down the floor. Brandon Goodge, who finished with a game-high 22 points, pulled the weight down the stretch for Tatnall helping them crawl back into the game with just minutes left.
Up by just two with second left, DMA’s Cameron scored two of his ten points from the free-throw line to give the Seahawks the victory.
The tough-luck loss dropped the Hornets to 0-5 on the season. Tatnall will look to put the first notch in the win-column Tuesday, January 9 drawing a tough road game against Sanford (2-2).
For DMA, they’ve now won five of their last six games to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Seahawks return to the hardwood on Tuesday, January 7 when they travel to take on Conrad School of Science (3-3).