Worcester Boys Close Out With Home Win

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.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.