The First State Military Academy Bulldogs (1-13) will look to notch their first home victory of the season when they host the McKean Highlanders (14-4) tonight at 5 PM ET in a non-conference matchup.
What it is: Delaware High School basketball
Matchup: First State Military Academy Bulldogs vs McKean Highlanders
Time: Friday, February 9, at 5 pM ET
Game Type: home non-conference
Locations: Wilmington, DE
Live Stream: Watch here
McKean on a Roll
The Highlanders come into the game riding a seven-game winning streak and boast a strong overall record. They are led by a balanced scoring attack, with four players averaging double-digit points. Senior guard Malik Lewis leads the way at 16.3 points per game, while senior forward Anthony Brown (12.5 points per game), junior guard Davontae Johnson (11.8 points per game), and senior center Michael Williams (10.2 points per game) all contribute significantly.
While their record may not reflect it, the Bulldogs have shown signs of improvement in recent games. They are coming off a close loss to fellow Delaware squad, the Milford Millers, and will be looking to build on that performance. Sophomore guard Ethan Jones has been a bright spot for the Bulldogs, averaging a team-high 14.5 points per game. Senior forward David Williams and junior center Daniel Robinson also provide key contributions inside.
Matchup to Watch
The key matchup in tonight’s game will be in the paint. McKean’s size and strength could pose a challenge for the smaller Bulldogs. Williams and Robinson will need to be physical and active on the boards to limit the Highlanders’ second-chance opportunities. Offensively, Jones will need to find ways to get his points against McKean’s pressure defense.
How to Watch
The game can be watched live on the NFHS Network app or website. A subscription is required.
This is a tough matchup for the Bulldogs, but they are playing at home and will be looking to upset the undefeated Highlanders. However, McKean’s experience and overall talent may be too much to overcome.