Local roundup: 3 Wolverines honored for playoff performance

Three Wesley College football players were honored by the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their performance in Saturday’s 58-21 NCAA Division III playoff win over Framingham State.

Lineman Shaq Brittingham (St. Georges) was named the Defensive Player of the Week, running back Marcellus Pack (Dover) won the award for special teams and quarterback Drew Fry (Middletown) won it for offensive rookie.

Brittingham tallied seven total tackles, including two solo stops and 2.5 tackles for a loss. He also registered 1.5 of Wesley’s six sacks.

Pack returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and also registered a 50-yard return later in the game. A first-team all-conference selection at running back, Pack currently leads the NJAC in kickoff return average (27.2 ypg).

Fry earned his award for the second straight week. In his first college start, the freshman completed 24-of-28 passes for 345 yards with five touchdowns. The five passing TDs are the most by any NJAC player in a game this season.

The Wolverines host Delaware Valley in a second-round playoff game on Saturday at noon.

College basketball

MEN, Charleston Southern 71, Delaware State 61: The Hornets (0-7) held a halftime lead for the first time this season, but faltered in the final 20 minutes.

Delaware State’s John Crosby led all players with 23 points, highlighted by a season-best four three-pointers, while Myles Carter came off the bench to add 11 points for the Hornets.

The Hornets led 32-29 at the half and held their biggest second-half three-pointer, 50-44, on a three-pointer by Lance Singh with 10:53 left. But Charleston Southern responded with a 13-0 run, and pulled ahead 57-50 lead on a three-pointer by Deontaye Buskey at the 7:14 mark.

Delaware State attempted just nine foul shots, hitting eight, while the Bucs were 17-for-23 from the stripe.

WOMEN, Wesley 63, Lehman 41: Angelique Gathers was named to the all-tournament after netting 18 points in the Wolverines’ victory on Sunday.

Gathers, who went 4-for-8 from three-point range, added five steals and five rebounds for Wesley (2-3). Katelyn Watson had a team-high 13 rebounds while Bianca Newsom contributed eight points.

Central Florida 75, Delaware 49: The Blue Hens (0-4) remained winless with the road loss on Sunday.

Senior Samone DeFreese led Delaware with 14 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists while sophomore Jasmine Dickey added 10 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year.

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