On Saturday afternoon, the Sussex Tech Ravens boys basketball squad will take on one of the state’s best teams, Salesianum.

After a strong start to the regular season for the Ravens, they backed into the New Year losing 4 of 5 games.  Now, the Ravens have fired off 4 wins in a row, 3 of which against division opponents Sussex Central, Caesar Rodney and Dover.

With 7 games to go in the regular season, the Ravens find themselves in terrific shape. Not only do they have a winning record of 9-4, but they have posted a tremendous divisional record, 5-1.

Now, the Ravens can find out on Friday exactly where they stand within the state’s elite.

Salesianum will surely be a measuring stick for the Ravens. Sallies is 11-2 so far this season, with their only losses coming to a 1-loss Howard team and the defending State Champions, Sanford.

In the Ravens favor is their strong offensive game, one they’ll need on Saturday against a very stingy Salesianum defense. Among the top 10 teams in the state, Salesianum gives up the least amount of points against giving up only 43.2 PPG.

With weapons like Rae’Kwan DeSheilds, Jevon Whaley and Devontay Jones, the Ravens certainly have enough fire-power to upset Salesianum. Also, the numbers back this statement up as only 5 teams in the entire state average more PPG than the Ravens.

While numbers never won anyone anything, this Ravens squad has come together and gelled very nicely this season. With a nice mix of seniors and underclassmen all contributing, the Sussex Tech Ravens have announced their presence to the rest of the state.

And even though they certainly enter Saturday’s contest against Salesianum as the underdog, a win would not be as shocking as it seems.  Physical, tough and offensive minded teams have given Salesianum fits this season. Tech fits that mold and come Saturday, with a solid performance they can certainly come out on top.