Delcastle Technical High School defeated Middletown in girls basketball Tuesday afternoon.
The Middletown girls' basketball saw their modest two-game winning streak snapped Tuesday afternoon after falling to Delcastle Technical High School on the road, by the score of 49-37.
The Lady Cavaliers got off to a good start and led the lady Cougars 13-10 after one period. Senior Allison Schwandt and sophomore Madison Cook both had good shooting days as the Cavaliers looked to extend their winning streak, but that was not to be on an extremely cold afternoon. The Cougars, had a slow start offensively, but the team's defense slammed the door on Middletown, especially in the middle two frames.In the second period, a combination of poor shooting and Delcastle's defense resulted in the Cavaliers scoring only two points in the eight minutes of play. Delcastle had its best scoring period, tossing in 17 points, to build a 27-15 advantage going into the halftime locker.
Middletown picked up its defense in the third quarter, limiting the Cougars to only eight points, but the Lady Cavs could only muster six points.
In the fourth quarter, Middletown moved the ball around better, and their shooting was much improved, but the Cougars scored enough points to maintain their lead and finish out the Blue Hen Conference game with the 49-37 victory.
Schwandt led the Lady Cavaliers with 13 points, while Cook added nine points. Middletown's offense was adversely affected by Delcastle's defense, which held Brittany Talib off the scoreboard throughout the game.
Middletown is now 4-8 on the season, but the team has already doubled its win total from last season. The Cavaliers will host Newark on Thursday, in another Blue Hen Conference battle. The game starts at 5:15 p.m.
The team will swing into action again on Monday afternoon when they travel north to play Conrad School of the Sciences at 3:30 p.m.
The Cougars were led offensively by Yashira Ortiz who totaled 17 points in the victory. Rashanna Ushery added ten points, Dajae English had six and Nydera Matthews had five points for the home team.
Delcastle now has an 8-4 record. They will play at Glasgow on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., and at Mount Pleasant on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.