Men’s basketball team ranked 13th in the nation

Men’s basketball team ranked 13th in the nation
By Joe Thornton, reporter.

After rolling through the months of November and December undefeated, the Delta College men’s basketball team is now ranked 13th in the nation. This ranking took place before the team’s win against Muskegon Community College with a final score of 78-67. With the Pioneers at 8-0, they anxiously await to see how the rankings will change after their recent victory.

The dominant performance of forward Virgil Walker Jr. led to him being named the NJCAA DII men’s basketball player of the week. Walker Jr. put up monster numbers converting on 90.9 percent of his field goals with 28 points and 17 rebounds.

The Pioneers showed their dedication to success this season, posting videos of them getting back into routine on Dec. 26, only one day after Christmas. They look to continue their winning streak into January, as they know there is still a lot of basketball to be played. The team hopes to keep momentum and carry a full head of steam as they begin to face opponents in their conference and division match-ups.

The men’s basketball team for Delta has had an imposing offense this season so far averaging 96.5 points per game. Even with such great success scoring, the Pioneers have held their own defensively averaging 12.5 steals per game.

The impending match-up between Delta College and rival Mott Community College shapes up to be an interesting one, as Mott falls only one ranking below Delta at 14th in the most recent NJCAA DII poll.

With such an impressive start to the season it’s easy to see that this Pioneer team is the real deal. If Coach McMath and his team can continue to perform in this way, it is hard to imagine everything they could accomplish. Anybody that has seen this team play can see they play with all of their heart and are on track for a truly epic season.

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