Knights Dominate Lions

Posted: December 18, 1986

The Wyncote Academy Lions fell behind Swarthmore Academy early in the first quarter Tuesday, and the Knights racked up an 87-63 Tri-County League basketball victory.

Led by Joe McGinniss' 37 points and Jim Roberts' 22, Swarthmore jumped to a 19-7, first-quarter lead and was never threatened. The Knights, who improved their league record, to 1-1, and their overall mark, to 1-2, took a 42-20 halftime lead as McGinniss scored 11 points in the first quarter and 12 in the second.

"We had no center, and it's tough to play without a center," Wyncote coach Steve Feiner said. "Both teams had fun playing, but we got blown out early. Mark Drayton moved over from the forward spot, but it's hard for a 10th grader to make that move."

Wyncote was hampered because 6-foot, 5-inch center John Jonassen was ill and unable to play. Drayton, a 6-6 forward, moved to center and scored 14 points. Forward John Darden had a team-high 23 points and guard Neil Barsky added 19.

Although Wyncote (0-2 league, 3-3 overall) came on in the second half, Swarthmore still outscored the Lions, 45-43, to quell any comeback hopes.

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