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The relief was palpable on Lawrence Williams' face.

The Delone Catholic head coach had just witnessed his basketball team earn its first win of the season, 58-36 over Bermudian Springs.

"It's just good to finally get a win," Williams said. "It starts the (YAIAA Division-III) season on a positive. It's definetly better than last year. We lost a lot at the beginning last year."

The Squires (1-2, 1-0) started last year losing three in a row.

This year, they took their lumps in the Central York tipoff tournament.

"I believe it was why (Jim) Dooley wanted to get Delone into that tournament before he passed away," Williams said. "He wanted to get the guts ready with some challenges. We came out of the challenges with good intensity tonight."

Delone pushed the envelope early against Tom Flaherty's traditionally methodical Eagles on Tuesday night.

Tavian Dorsey swooped to the basket for two layups in the first three minutes, and Delone ran out 10-0.

Tristan Hoke scored six points in a row to bring Bermudian to within 10-6.

Williams took a timeout and Delone responded with an 8-2 run fueled by steals and run-outs by Bryce Mondorff and Evan Brady.

Delone scored four more points to start the second and pushed the lead to 23-8.

The Eagles cut the lead to 11 early in the third on back-to-back jumpers by Trevor Kasulen and Quitnon Nace, but they would get no closer for the rest of the game.

Mondorff started a decisive 7-0 run by Delone with a layup off a beautiful spin move to his right in the post.

Mondorff scored a game-high 16 points.

He showed the ability to score in the post, as well as on drives, jump shots, and free throws.

He added three assists.

"He had some very good passes that I was very impressed with on backdoor cuts," Williams marveled.

"I saw him become a leader tonight, getting guys to slow down."

"It's my senior year," Mondorff said. "I want to get the most out of it and the most out of my guys to make it the best it can be."

Flaherty was not impressed with the number of uncontested drives Bermudian gave up.

"We know we have to continue to get better and establish what we want to be, and we haven't done that yet," Flaherty's said.

Delone Catholic 58, Bermudian Springs 36

Bermudian Springs (36)

Hoke 5 2-2 13, Byers 0 0-0 0, Staub 0 0-0 0, Hursh 1 0-0 2, Murren 0 0-0 0, Kasulin 1 0-0 2, Gregory 0 1-2 1, Nace 3 1-2 7, Long 0 4-7 4, Petrosky 3 1-2 7. Totals — 13 9-15 36.

Delone Catholic (58)

B. Alexander 2 0-0 4, Logan Alexander 5 0-0 11, McNutt 1 2-2 5, Maitland 0 0-0 0, Roth 0 0-0 0, Tavian Dorsey 6 1-2 13, Kuntz 1 0-0 2, Brady 2 2-2 7, Schussler 0 0-0 0, Bryce Mondorff 5 6-6 16, Keefe 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 11-12 58.

Bermudian Springs_ 8_ 7_ 13_ 8_ _ 36

Delone Catholic_ 19_ 10_ 13_ 16_ _ 58

3-point goals — Bermudian Springs 1 (Hoke). Delone Catholic 3 (L. Alexander, McNutt, Brady).

JV score — Delone Catholic 59, Bermudian Springs 19

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