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Busy week for Daniel Boone

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ basketball team had a busy week, splitting four games. The Blazers are 3-5 in the Berks League, and 11-9 overall.

The Blazers began the week with a home game against Exeter. A slow start hurt the Blazers as Exeter defeated Boone, 54-42.

Exeter jumped out to a 13-2 lead after one quarter. The Blazers cut the lead to seven by halftime, 25-18, but the Eagles fought them off, outscoring the Blazers in the third quarter, 13-10, and the fourth, 16-14.

Kenny Worthington paced the Daniel Boone offense with 17 points in the game. Paul Galanti netted 12 points and Levon Kelsey added five.

In a non-league game at Manheim Central on Jan. 25, the Blazers suffered a 60-45 loss. With the game tied at 11-11 at the end of one quarter, Manheim Central outscored Boone in the second quarter, 13-8, and the third, 19-10.

Worthington had a big game offensively, scoring 20 points for Boone. Michael Dabney netted six points and Dan Downs added five.

On Jan. 28, the Blazers got back into league action with a home game against Governor Mifflin. Strong second and third quarters helped Daniel Boone to a 68-58 victory.

The two teams were tied at 15-15 after one quarter, but Boone took a 34-28 lead into halftime. They then stretched the lead to 12 by the end of the third quarter.

Worthington led the Daniel Boone offense once again with 19 points in the game. Downs chipped in with 16 and Galanti added nine. Kelsey and Steven Sievers each contributed with eight points.

The Blazers wrapped up the week with a 51-49 non-league overtime victory over Boyertown. The game was close throughout, but it was Boone that prevailed in overtime, outscoring Boyertown in the overtime period, 9-7.

Worthington scored 17 points for the winners, while Kelsey scored nine and Sievers added six.

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