Inside Mount St. Mary's College gymnasium, the Section IV Delaware Academy (Delhi) Lady Bulldogs celebrated a 51-29 victory over Section IX's Eldred High School, clinching a birth to the NYS Class D Final Four.
Things were close until the end of the first quarter, but after coming out of the locker room with a 14-10 lead over Eldred, Delhi stretched the lead to a steep climb.
By the end of the third quarter, the odds of Eldred making a comeback were miniscule. With a score of 40-19, the Lady Bulldogs tacked on 11 points to finish the game.
The Lady Bulldogs will face Moriah High School, March 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the State Class D Quarterfinal. Tip-off will be at Hudson Valley Community College.