The Delaware Christian School boys basketball team has rebounded from its holiday blues.

The Delaware Christian School boys basketball team has rebounded from its holiday blues.

After opening 3-0, the Eagles lost six of their next seven games from Dec. 14 through Jan. 8 to fall to 4-6 overall. However, they defeated Torah Academy 69-43 in a non-league game on Jan. 24 for their third consecutive win.

"We had a 10-day break in the schedule after Jan. 8, plus it was a good part of the schedule and we took advantage of that," coach Kevin Quist said. "We're getting good scoring from Jeremy Glick and Hughie Kerins, Luke McGrath has been a monster on the boards of late and we have many guys stepping up on the defensive end.

"Pete Kerins has been fantastic on defense. He's the best on-the-ball defender we have and he's getting into opponents' faces and forcing turnovers or making it difficult for them to run their offense."

Glick, who has averaged 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds through 13 games, scored 16 in a 75-36 win over Madison Christian on Jan. 18. He had 20 points in a 63-60 win over Grove City Christian on Jan. 22 and scored 14 against Torah Academy.

McGrath had 10 rebounds against Madison Christian and 11 against Grove City Christian. Hughie Kerins was averaging 10.6 points and Ryan Zinn was at 9.1 through 13 games.

Delaware Christian is in third place in the MOCAL at 4-3, two games behind first-place Tree of Life.

Second-place Gahanna Christian beat Tree of Life 60-41 on Jan. 26, handing the Trojans their first league loss since 2006-07 and only their second since the inception of the MOCAL in 2001.

The Eagles will play host to Fairfield Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 1, before playing at Gahanna Christian on Feb. 8 and at Tree of Life on Feb. 11.

"We'll find out who we are with those three MOCAL games in a 10-day stretch," Quist said. "We lost close games to Fairfield (73-68 on Dec. 17) and Gahanna (74-66 on Dec. 11), but we feel we can beat them. They're important games for us because second place is within our grasp and we want to build some momentum and be playing well as we get closer to the (Division IV district tournament). Gahanna has some size, as does Fairfield and that's what hurt us the first time around."

•The girls basketball team is as healthy as it has been all season, and the proof is in the results.

The Eagles took a five-game winning streak into a Jan. 29 game against Fairfield Christian. The winner will be in second place in the league behind Tree of Life.

Delaware Christian defeated Gahanna Christian 40-26 on Jan. 25 to improve to 9-5 overall and 4-4 in the MOCAL.

The streak began Jan. 13 with a 45-28 non-league win over Mansfield Temple Christian and also included league victories against Madison Christian (61-34) and Grove City Christian (62-49), and a non-league win over Granville Christian (60-27).

Junior Haley Kirby had 23 points against Gahanna Christian to improve her scoring average to 17.9 points.