BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team continued its see-saw early start to the season this week with a pair of wins sandwiched around a loss.
The Mallards opened the 2018-2019 campaign with a pair of losses to Indian River and Laurel in the Tip-Off Classic, followed by two Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) losses to Delmarva Christian and Saints Peter and Paul. Since then, the Mallards have slowly turned a corner, but were still swapping wins and losses over the last week.
Last Tuesday, Worcester got in the win column with a 51-10 rout of visiting Gunston. In a rare Saturday game last week, the Mallards fell to Delmarva Christian on the road, 50-30. Back in action on Monday at home, the Worcester boys edged Holly Grove in a tight one, 36-32.
With the win, the Mallards ended a tough early stretch to start the season on a high note heading into the holiday break. The Worcester boys are not scheduled for any holiday tournaments this season and won’t return to action until a January 5 date with ESIAC rival Salisbury School. Four days later, the Mallards will face the Dragons again for back-to-back games in the season home and home conference series.