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Auks boys power past DMA to earn first win of season


Dialog reporter

WILMINGTON – Archmere’s boys basketball team pounded the inside all afternoon against Delaware Military Academy, picking up its first win of the season, 54-42, in the consolation game of the Diamond State Athletic Conference Tip-Off on Dec. 11.

Louis Rosato of Archmere stares up at the basket while being guarded by Will Siple of Delaware Military Academy. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

The Auks set the stage for the game right off the bat, as forward Mike Marino scored their first two baskets on layups, the second coming on a nice backdoor alley-oop pass. Marino scored eight of his team’s first 12 points, all from close range, before the Auks added a mid-range jumper from Sean Kelly and a three-point shot from Connor Torrens. The lead was nine after a quarter.

The two squads went nearly three minutes without a point being scored in the second until a blocked shot by the Seahawks’ Colin Diviney was picked up by Wyatt Martin, who took the ball coast to coast for a bucket. The Auks went almost four minutes without scoring; Tyler Faulkner ended that drought with a layup at the 4:16 mark.

Darren DiRenzo provided a spark off the bench for the Auks in the second stanza, scoring seven points on three field goals. His shooting helped the Auks push the lead to 29-18 at the half.

Tyler Faulkner tries to find an open teammate. Max Lennon defends. (The Dialog/Mike Lang)

The Auks built the lead to 15 in the third quarter on a three-point shot by Louis Rosato, but DMA’s long-distance offensive attack then picked up steam. The Seahawks hit three triples, including two in the final 1:16, and their deficit was nine as the game entered the final quarter, but Archmere refused to let the home team get too close.

Marino led a balanced Auks offense with 12 points, while DiRenzo added nine. Archmere (2-1) hosts First State Military Academy on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in a DSAC contest.

Max Lennon was the lone Seahawk in double figures, finishing with 11. The Seahawks fell to 0-2 and will go for their first win on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Christiana.

Mike Marino puts up a shot over Colin Diviney.