Bermudian Springs High took the court in front of a packed house Friday night against Delone Catholic without its starting point guard, Alex Huntington, who missed the game because of an injury.

For one night at least, the Eagles did not miss him as three players stepped up and scored in double figures, as they went on to defeat Delone 60-45.

"(Alex) is the floor general when he is out there," Bermudian senior Zach Stroup said. "He sets up guys nice. We have a deep team and it was just the next guy up."

Bermudian shot lights out against the Squires, going 4-for-5 from behind the arc in the first half.

"I think it gave us a lot of confidence hitting those shots early," Stroup said. "Austin (Hartzell), Neil (Murren) and myself. Once those shots went down, we just played basketball the rest of the night."

Bermudian head coach Tom Flaherty agreed.

"When shots fall, it gives you momentum," he said. "We were able to get them to fall early and it helped us throughout the game."

After back-to-back first-quarter threes, Bermudian held a 17-8 lead. Delone proceeded to go on a 12-0 run that gave the Squires a 20-17 lead midway through the second quarter. It was the Eagles, though, that closed out the half strong and took a 31-25 lead into halftime.

"We had a good streak from the middle of the first quarter until three minutes to go in the half, and then we looked like we had cement in our sneakers," Delone head coach Jim Dooley said. "I don't think it was a matter of not wanting to play hard. We just couldn't summon it up."

Coming out of the half, Delone (8-6) missed five layups in the first five possessions, and Bermudian capitalized by extending the lead to 14 before the Squires took a timeout with four minutes to go in the quarter.

"We ran three set plays and had everything we wanted," Dooley said. "The shots just didn't go in. Those go in and it's a different game. We just had no zip to start the third quarter. This is the second game in a row."

Bermudian (12-3) finished the night going 6-for-11 from behind the arc as the Eagles rotated the ball until they found the open man.

"We pride ourselves on not allowing open jump shots, and the last two games we have given up a bundle of them," Dooley said.

"We talked about being the aggressor and, the second quarter, I don't think we were," Flaherty said. "We talked at halftime about how we had to be the aggressor offensively and defensively. The kids just knocked down shots tonight."

Devon Moore led the way for Delone with a game-high 20 points and was the only Squire in double digits. Murren had the unenviable task of guarding Delone's Brett Smith, but Murren was up to the challenge.

"I think Neil did a good job," Flaherty said. "Brett is a tough player. He keeps coming at you and scores in a lot of different ways. I think that was the key."

Stroup and Austin Hartzell led the way for Bermudian with 15 apiece. Stroup sparked Bermudian with three buckets from behind the arc.

The Squires dropped their second straight game and have to figure things out quickly as they play host to St. Maria Goretti, Md., on Saturday and then have games on Monday and Tuesday.

"(Bermudian) played very well tonight," Dooley said. "They played very aggressive. They are very well coached. We have no excuses. We need to find out how to get our zip back."

With the win, the Eagles extend their winning streak and gave the packed house something to cheer about.

"We have been looking forward to this one all year," Stroup said. "It is always a huge game."

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DELONE CATHOLIC (45)
   Devon Moore 10 0-0 20, Smith 4 0-0 8, Wiles 2 0-0 6, Austin 0 4-4 4, Orndorff 1 2-2 4, Altland 1 1-1 3, Ames 0 0-0 0, Kilkelly 0 0-0 0. Totals18 7-7 45.
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (60)
   Zach Stroup 6 0-0 15, Austin Hartzell 7 0-0 15, Neil Murren 5 0-0 12, Orwig 4 1-1 9, S. Murren 3 1-1 7, R. Markle 1 0-0 2, B. Markle 0 0-0 0, Horst 0 0-0 0. Totals26 2-2 60.
Delone Catholic   14  11    9  11 -- 45
Bermudian Springs   17  14  17  12 -- 60
   3-point goals -- Delone Catholic 2 (Wiles 2); Bermudian Springs 6 (Z. Stroup 3, N. Murren 2, Hartzell).
   JV score -- Delone Catholic 40, Bermudian Springs 20.
  
SUSQUEHANNOCK (50)    Hatcher 0 0-0 0, Tanurra 0 2-4 2, Kerr 0 0-2 0, Tyler Brooks 8 3-3 23, Dan Ferraro 5 1-2 12, Frey 2 1-2 5, McClee 4 0-0 8. Totals 19 7-13 50.
YORK COUNTY TECH (45) Ford 2 0-0 6, Medina 0 0-0 0, Smith 1 0-0 3, Lynch 2 1-2 5, Patrice 3 0-0 6, Grim 1 0-0 2, McGhee 2 0-0 4, Ron Henderson 7 2-8 10, Forrest 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 3-10 45.
Susquehannock   14  17  10  19 -- 50
York Tech   10  17    8  10 -- 45
   3-point goals -- Susquehannock 5 (Brooks 4, Ferraro), York Tech 6 (Henderson 3, Ford 2, Smith).