Deloach, a South Carolina commit, was unable to get anything going for Saluda as Southside, which usually starts pretty slowly, fired on all cylinders from the beginning in a 72-33 blowout. Southside defenders harassed Deloach whenever he touched the ball and caused him to commit a number of turnovers and double dribble violations in the early going. His athleticism was definitely on display during stretches of the game as he snatched quite a few jaw dropping rebounds but the Southside defenders never backed down. On the night we had DeLoach credited for 7 points which is far below his average of 29 per game.
Southside point guard Chris Rhodes was given the initial responsibility of checking Deloach and the Saluda star was never able to capitalize on his size advantage. Southside coach Louie Golden then matched Deloach with backup point guard Quinton Thomas for a more even size matchup.
In the end it was a highly talented and deep Southside team who ran away with the 72-33 victory but Deloach will hang it up as a member of the Saluda Tigers and now looks forward to becoming a South Carolina Gamecock after a few various all-star game appearances we presume.
Deloach talks with officials as team captains meet at halfcourt before tipoff