The Times West Virginian

February 10, 2014

Jake Delaney steps up for East Fairmont


Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — East Fairmont’s boys’ basketball team has had its ups and downs this season. This past week was no different.

Jake Delaney came through in both games for the Bees and was voted this week’s player of the week in a close weekend of voting by readers.

In Wednesday’s game against county rival North Marion, Delaney scored a team-leading 17 points for East Fairmont.

Two days later, Delaney helped the Bees en route to an upset win over No. 6 Bridgeport, 48-45, on the road. Delaney scored 11 points in that victory.

The win helped improve the Bees to 4-8 and propelled them into Saturday’s action with some momentum.

Not usually known as one of the Bees top scorers, Delaney has picked it up when his teammates have needed him as he averaged 14.0 points per contest over the two-game stretch.

For his strong week, Delaney has won this week’s I-79 Joe Romeo’s Times West Virginian high school player of the week and will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from the Applebee’s of Fairmont.

To vote for next week’s player of the week, go to www.timeswv.com after Friday night’s action and click on the Player of the Week tab in the blue menu bar.