Marple Newtown and Sun Valley High School Hi-Q teams racked up 49 and 45 points respectively, positioning each team in competitive spots at the 68th Season midpoint.
Marple Newtown took an early lead by scoring with correct answers and bonus points in the first two categories, Current Events and American History. The home team had a 13 point lead at intermission and held that lead through the rest of the contest. Social Studies categories proved to be a strong suit for both host team Marple Newtown and Academy Park, but quick reflexes helped Marple answer missed questions and snag a total of 9 bonus points, solidifying their victory. Interboro had a tough time in this second outing but were able to solve their Math problem and scored in American Government. Final scores: Marple Newtown 50; Academy Park 33; Interboro 9
Sun Valley emerged victorious Thursday following stiff competition from Penn Wood and host team Notre Dame. Like Wednesday’s match, bonus points put the Vanguards over the top; they earned six total. All three teams correctly answered the Sports’ toss-up but only Penn Wood correctly answered the Math toss-up and their team choice toss-up, which was Literature. Penn Wood had a strong second half and turned an 11 point half time deficit to only 4 points by contest’s end. Despite an impressive rally late in the contest, Notre Dame was unable to best their guests. Final scores: Sun Valley 45; Penn Wood 41; Notre Dame 30
Three contests are scheduled next week. Chichester will host Penncrest and Springfield on Wednesday. Thursday’s match includes Haverford and Upper Darby at The Christian Academy. On Friday, Strath Haven will host Cardinal O’Hara.
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Support for Delco Hi-Q
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). Veteran actor Tom McCarthy is Quizmaster, FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director, FMFCU Community Education Manager Karen Hassett is Hi-Q Coordinator, and DCIU’s Dave Bramble is the production engineer.
In addition to support from participating schools, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation are the primary corporate sponsors. Additional support comes from longtime sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the Delaware County Daily Times.
Donations to Delco Hi-Q and all Partners in Education programs are much appreciated and can be submitted here.