Blistering Swanton Start Takes Down Delta in Boys Basketball
The Swanton Bulldogs scored the first 19 points of the game and led 21-3 after the first quarter to cruise to 51-19 victory over the Delta Panthers at home in the Kevin J. McQuade Gymnasium Friday night. All five Bulldog starters scored in that opening frame and their defense forced numerous Panther turnovers that led to easy baskets during the run.
The large point spread allowed Swanton head coach Joel Visser to substitute early to keep his starters fresh and was still able to extend the lead, moving to 32-8 when the halftime buzzer sounded. Swanton slowed the tempo in the second half, outscoring Delta 11-6 and 8-3 in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Coach Visser was able to empty his bench and give several of his JV players some valuable varsity experience.
Eight different Bulldog players put points on the score sheet but none were in double figures. Josh Vance, Andrew Thornton and Cole Mitchey tallied nine points each. Hayden Callicotte scored eight points and Trent Weiglel had five. Nolan Risner scored seven points for the Panthers and Chase Stickley added six.
The win takes Swanton record to 3-2 in the league and 10-8 overall. Delta falls to 0-5 in the NWOAL and 1-15 on the season.