The Eagles capped an exciting weekend of basketball in Newark, DE with a 77-54 victory at the Bob Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware. Sandwiched between all-star games featuring the best boys and girls high school basketball stars in the First State, the Eagles used a three-point shooting barrage by tight end Brent Celek to lead them over a group of veteran Delaware All-Stars.
Celek found his groove early and often in the game as he scored nine points in the first half and then opened the 2nd half with four straight long-distance shots to end up with 23 points to go along with six rebounds. Jason Avant provided 15 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Eagles, while tight end Martin Rucker, making his Eagles hoops debut, poured in 12 points while recording a team-high 14 rebounds.
Jeremy Maclin dished out 10 assists for the Eagles, while scoring six points and Quintin Demps scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including a pair of three-point shots. Todd Herremans registered 11 points, five rebounds and two assists.
The game benefitted the Delaware division of Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For for information, please log onto bestbuddies.org.
For the complete Eagles off-season basketball schedule and results, click here.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 2:12 p.m., March 21