On Wednesday, January 10th, the boys thirds basketball team hosted Avon Old Farms in the West Gym for a 3:30 tip. Deerfield lost 51-34 to drop to 1-3 on the season. While the team fought hard and gave it a good effort, they were doomed by a dismal 12-58 shooting afternoon. Darrell Dartey ’20 led the team with 10 points and Rian Bogle ’19 chipped in with 6 points. The first half was back and forth, with Avon taking a 4-point lead at the break, 21-17. The visitor’s much higher shooting percentage wore Deerfield down and the lead grew to 17 by the end of the game. The boys thirds basketball team will be back in action on January 13th with a 3 pm tip on the road at Suffield.