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Friday, March 26, 2010


Here's a little something to chew on, leading up to Saturday's PIAA Class AAAA championship:

***Only once has a Delaware County team won back-to-back titles at the AAAA level, since PIAA expanded in 1984 (Glen Mills, 1990-91).
***And only once have teams from Delco combined to win state titles in three straight years (1989 Chester, 1990-91 Glen Mills.)

So when Penn Wood rolls up the Penn State University's Bryce Jordan Center, the Patriots are hoping they can reserve a little place in the record books of Delaware County boys basketball history.

In the last two years, Chester ('08, AAAA), Penn Wood ('09, AAAA) and Archbishop Carroll ('09, AAA) have brought home titles to Delco.

That's not to say Penn Wood's got this one sewn up, either. The Patriots will have their hands full with a Plymouth-Whitemarsh squad that likely has not forgotten getting burned in an overtime District One final against these very Pats.

On top of that, the Pats are catching the Colonials when their second-best scorer Jaylen Bond is hitting his stride. Bond shot 12-for-13 in a PIAA semifinal Wednesday, making his final nine shot attempts. If C.J. Aiken, their leading scorer, Saturday night is only half as potent as Bond was Wednesday, the Patriots could have a problem.

But let's leave that for Saturday. It's the best time of the year. The final game is upon us. Have a safe trip to State College.

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