The first semifinal game pitted St. Frances Academy and sophomore guard Sean Mosley against Towson Catholic and junior guard Malcolm Delaney. While Mosley won the battle of the stat-sheet, Delaney’s team won the game 56-54 to advance to the BCL championship game where they will face Mount St. Joseph in a rematch of last week’s MIAA title game.
Delaney didn’t have his best shooting game as he failed to connect from the floor. He did, however, get to the free throw line 14 times, making 13 of them for all 13 of his points on the day.
Delaney displays a good handle and above-average quickness. One thing that stands out about the right-handed Delaney is his preference to go left. He seems quicker beating his man going left but often times has trouble finishing in the lane with his off-hand. This was one of the reasons he went to the line 14 times in this game.
We obviously did not get to see much of Delaney’s shooting stroke in this game but he is a player who can catch on fire on the court and score from just about anywhere. As evidenced by his 93% FT shooting in this game, he has nice touch on his shot. One thing he will need to work on is his shot selection as he tends to try to force things at times.
Mosley had a more effective game from the field, as he scored his 18 points in a variety of ways in the losing effort. He started off quickly with a layup off the opening tip and once again flashed his three point shooting ability, going 2-3 from beyond the arc.
Mosley is a smooth and under control player who doesn’t force many shots. In this game he scored from the outside, driving to the hoop, backing his man down low, and on a step-in midrange jump shot off a pump fake which got his defender airborne.
While just a sophomore, Mosley already has the likes of Maryland, Georgetown, Syracuse and North Carolina lining up with interest. Last year as a freshman, Mosley led St. Frances to a surprise BCL tournament title.