Congratulations to the Concord Raiders for their upset victory at home against the 5th ranked Glasgow Dragons, 37-36. Crown Trophy Player of the Game, Jalen Thompson, led the Raiders to their 3rd win of the season with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
In one of the most exciting games in 1290 The Ticket Game of the Week broadcast history, the Saint Elizabeth Vikings defeated the #10 ranked Wilmington Friends Quakers 61-59. Andre Patton led all scorers with 28 points and became just the second player all-time to win a Crown Trophy Player of the Game Award in both football and basketball! The game featured several amazing dunks from the Quakers' Malcolm Delpeche and big time baskets from Friends' point guard, Larenz Thurman, but Patton's season high 5 three pointers were too much to handle.
It was the final High School broadcast before the New Year... Happy Holidays!
Sports Radio 1290 The Ticket (WWTX-AM) Celebrates 6th Season of Basketball Coverage
1290 The Ticket presents the Delaware High School Basketball Game of The Week for the sixth consecutive year. Each week, beginning on December 11th, 1290 The Ticket and 1290theticket.com will air a marquee game of the week, with key match ups between elite teams from New Castle County. The schedule includes three time defending champion Sanford, state runner-up Newark, as well as 2013 title contenders A.I. DuPont, Glasgow, Hodgson, Howard, St. Andrews and many more.
Once again this season, Scott Klatzkin and Matt Janus will be heard as the play by play announcers throughout the year. Klatzkin also serves as the “Voice of the Delaware Blue Hens” for partner station, 94.7 WDSD and Janus can be heard as the play-by-play announcer for Delaware Blue Hens women’s basketball games on the 1290 The Ticket. Joining Klatzkin and Janus for the fourth season will be color analyst, Jon Buzby, also from the Newark Post and Max Preps. For the first season, James Taylor will provide color analysis throughout the 2012-13 campaign.
Each week, the Glasgow Medical Aid Units Pre-Game Show will air 15 minutes before tip-off and will feature an in depth look at the matchups and players. The games will also feature a halftime report and Post Game Show presented by American Spirit Federal Credit Union. During the post-game show, the broadcast team will select a Player of the Game, who will receive a customized trophy from Crown Trophy of People’s Plaza.
The basketball schedule: Dec. 11 – Howard at Hodgson; Dec. 21 – Chester (PA) at Newark; Jan. 3 – Glasgow at Concord; Jan. 8 – William Penn at A.I. DuPont; Jan. 15 – Sanford at St. Andrew’s; Jan. 18 – Hodgson at Brandywine; Jan. 29 – Glasgow at Wilmington Christian; Feb. 12 – Glasgow at Newark; Feb. 15 – A.I. DuPont at Brandywine; Feb. 16 – St. Andrew’s at Sanford; March 7 – Semifinals Game 1; March 7 – Semifinals Game 2; March 9 – State Championship Game
Royal Pest Solutions will be providing the schools, players and community with 1290 The Ticket schedule posters featuring players and the 2012-13 schedule. This is the 5th consecutive season that WWTX-AM has given out these trademark posters and the third straight year that Royal Pest has designed and provided these fan favorites.
In addition to each game broadcast, 1290 The Ticket’s website, 1290theticket.com will also feature High School coverage. Throughout the week fans will be able to find game highlights, awards, and weekly rankings. 1290 The Ticket will release weekly Top 10 rankings on Tuesdays throughout the season, comprised of the votes of the WWTX staff and Delaware high school basketball contributors. In the very first 1290 The Ticket poll of the season, Sanford reigns as number one.
The 1290 The Ticket Poll: 1. Sanford; 2. St. Andrew’s; 3. Howard; 4. Glasgow; 5. Polytech; 6. Hodgson; 7. A.I. DuPont; 8. Wilmington Christian; 9. Newark; 10. Wilmington Friends