Dover boys, Smyrna girls take 2nd in indoor track state meet

Salesianum edged second-place Dover High by only seven points to win the DIAA boys’ indoor track & field team state championship on Saturday evening.

On the girls’ side, Padua won its sixth-straight team state crown as Smyrna finished runnerup again in the event, held at the Prince Georges Sports Complex in Landover, Md.

It was the fourth second-place finish in the last six years for the Senator boys, who won the title in 2015. Sallies totaled 95 points to Dover’s 85 after winning four field events.

Dover’s Tayshaun Chisholm won both the 200 and 55-meter hurdles.

Padua’s girls finished with 140 points to 110.5 for Smyrna, which placed second for the fourth year in a row. Dover was fourth with 39 points with Caesar Rodney placing fifth with 30.

Smyrna’s 800-meter relay team of Saani Edwards, Maddy Keister, Shaneese La Mons and Lauren Summers won the event in a meet-record time of 1:44:90. Summers, a freshman, also won the triple, took second in the 200 meters and third in the 55.

CR got a pair of first-place performances from junior Destiny Bailey-Perkins, who won both the 200 meters (26.05) and the long jump (17-8.5).

Cape Henlopen’s Ceyra Middleton took the girls’ shut put title with a throw of 38-5.

Boys’ basketball

Delmarva Christian 64, Wilm. Christian 23: The Royals used a 22-4 second-quarter run to take control.

Joshua Vonhoff (14 points) paced Delmarva Christian.

St. Mark’s 44, Sussex Central 21: Amir Mollock had 11 points for the Golden Knights sinking five if their eight field goals in the loss.

Wrestling

Sussex Tech 39, Delcastle 26: The Ravens won six of seven matches between 152 and 285 pounds to secure the nonconference win.

Michael Covey (152 pounds), Trey Hatfield (160) and Darvin Perez (182) all had pins for Sussex Tech.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 80, St. Mary’s 59: The Wolverines assisted on 30 of their 33 made field goals as they snapped a two-game CAC losing streak.

The 30 assists were the most for Wesley in its NCAA Division III history. The Wolverines (6-8 CAC, 10-11 overall) were 33-for-54 from the field (61.1 percent) and knocked down nine three-pointers.

A 20-7 run to end the first half gave Wesley a 43-28 halftime lead as it never trailed in the contest. The Wolverines went up as many as 26 points in the second half.

Five players scored in double figures for Wesley: Mychal Stefanides (19 points), who sank five three-pointers, Evan Anderson (17), Paul Clemons (12), J.W. Lawson (11 points, 9 rebounds) and Brian Cameron (10 points, 9 assists).

Wesley remains tied with Marymount for the sixth and final berth in the CAC tournament.

North Carolina Central 72, Delaware State 61: The Hornets (0-9 MEACA, 2-22 overall) ran their losing streak to 18 games in a row with the MEAC road loss.

DelState, which was outscored 32-24 in the second half, was paced by Jonathan Walker (19 points), Artem Tavakalyan (17) and Marquis Collins (15).

Elon 89, Delaware 76: The Blue Hens cut a 17-point deficit to five late in the second half, but could not get closer in losing their sixth game in a row.

Delaware (11-14, 4-8 CAA) was again paced by freshman guard Ryan Allen, who poured in a career-high 26 points. Jacob Cushing came off the bench to score a career-best 19 points, while Eric Carter notched his seventh double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Elon (14-11, 6-6) knocked down its first five shots from the field, including four from long range, as the Phoenix quickly jumped out to a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.

WOMEN, Wesley 59, St. Mary’s 55: Four Wolverines scored in double figures as Wesley won for only the second time in its last 10 games.

Tiyanna Gibbs (15 points), Monshea Newsome-Murray (14), Shelby Johnson (12) and Stacey O’Neale (11) led the Wolverines (3-11 CAC, 5-16 overall), who overcame a three-point halftime deficit. Johnson also pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds — the most for a Wesley player in five years — while Newsome-Murray had eight assists.

Trailing by three at halftime, Wesley started the third quarter on a 17-6 run. The Wolverines eventually led by as many as 10.

North Carolina Central 76, Delaware State 60: The Eagles outscored the Hornets by 19 points after the first quarter to pull away to the MEAC victory on Saturday.

NaJai Pollard (17 points, 9 rebounds), Lanayjha Ashe (13 points, 8 rebounds and Keke Barber (11 points) paced DelState (3-6 MEAC, 4-18 overall), which held a 16-13 lead after the first quarter. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Hornets.

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