Local roundup: Aguilar scores 21 to lead Lake Forest girls past Laurel

Lake Forest’s Grace Aguilar gets pressure from Laurel’s Couri Smith in the first quarter during Tuesday’s basketball game at Lake Forest. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Grace Aguilar netted 17 of her game-high 21 points in the first half to pace Lake Forest High to a 50-17 victory over Laurel in Henlopen South girls’ basketball on Tuesday night.

The Spartans, 3-0 in the South and overall, built a 42-11 advantage after three quarters.

Phelisha Scott added 13 points for Lake Forest. Aguilar sank four three-pointers.

Sussex Central 60, Dover 53: Raeonna Stratton tallied 30 points for the Golden Knights, who built a 56-32 lead after three quarters before holding on for the Henlopen North win.

Lake Forest’s Gabrielle Almonte shoots over Laurel’s M’yra Thompson in the first quarter at Lake Forest.

The Senators out-scored Central, 21-4, in the fourth quarter. Brenya Reid added 16 points for the Knights and Azayah Garrison scored 10 while Stratton hit four three-pointers.

Kerianne Smith had a team-high 16 points for Dover with Riana Sizer adding 10.

Cape Henlopen 43, Polytech 41: The Vikings out-scored the Panthers, 28-19, in the second half to rally for the Henlopen South win.

Freshman Morgan Mahoney netted 13 points for Cape, which hit 17-of-25 free throws in the game.

Yaa Asantewa Afriyie tallied a game-high 21 points for the Panthers.

Woodbridge 84, Sussex Academy 20: Janeira Scott scored a game-high 22 points to lead four Blue Raiders in double figures in the south win.

The Spartans’ Phelisha Scott puts pressure on Laurel’s M’yra Thompson in the first quarter.

Also leading the way were Mikayla Serpa (18), Sierra Smith (17) — who hit three three-pointers — and Cha’Kya Johnson (14). Woodbridge out-scored the Seahawks, 31-2, in the second quarter.

Delmar 30, Milford 22: The Wildcats started the Henlopen South game on a 12-2 run before posting the win.

Boys’ basketball

Dover 61, Sussex Central 28: The Senators improved to 4-0, both in the Henlopen North and overall with the victory.

Dover out-scored the Golden Knights, 32-15, in the second half to put the game out of reach.

Lake Forest’s Shayla Wynder gets pressure from Laurel’s Couri Smith in the first quarter at Lake Forest.

Wanya Wise had 10 points with Elijah Allen scoring nine for the Senators, who limited Central to no more than eight points in all four quarters.

Seaford 50, Indian River 46, OT: Da’Jion Garrison scored 17 points as the Blue Jays (1-3) picked up their first win by out-scoring the Indians, 4-0, in overtime.

Jamier Felton had 14 points with Michael Meehan adding 13 for IR.

Lake Forest 59, Laurel 24: The Spartans opened the game on a 19-5 run on their way to the Henlopen South victory.

Jaysem Vazquez paced Lake Forest with 23 points. Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach added 16.

Milford 83, Delmar 66: Terrell Gibbs and Daniel Shockley each contributed 13 points and the Buccaneers prevailed in the South matchup.

Delmar’s Trevor Gibson was the game’s top scorer with 19 points and Jeremiah Lumpkin-Beale added 17.

Cape Henlopen 63, Polytech 41: The Vikings opened up a 39-20 halftime advantage before picking up the North win.

Woodbridge 62, Sussex Academy 26: Troy Haynes netted 16 points and Jamon Kane added 15 as the Blue Raiders opened the season with a Henlopen South victory.

Nine players scored for Woodbridge, which led 30-10 at halftime.

Ryan Bishop netted a team-high 10 points for the Seahawks.

Archmere 69, First State Military 31: The Bulldogs fell to the Auks in a Diamond State Conference contest.

College basketball

WOMEN, Wesley 76, Notre Dame, Md. 48: Seaford High grad Monshea Newsome-Murray collected the first recorded triple-double in Wesley women’s basketball history in the Wolverines’ victory.

The senior tallied 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Wesley, which took control by ending the first quarter on a 17-2 run.

Shelby Johnson pulled down a career-high 23 rebounds and scored 14 points for her second double-double of the season. Sydney Pedersen (Cape Henlopen) led all scorers with a career-best 23 points. She nailed five 3-pointers and was 7-of-9 from the field.

College football

Hens’ Adderley named All-American: Delaware safety Nasir Adderley was named a second-team FCS All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday.

The senior recorded 87 total tackles, a team-high four interceptions, seven pass breakups and a fumble recovery to help lead Delaware to its first FCS playoff appearance since 2010. The first-team All-CAA selection also returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and has been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl.

Also for Delaware, offensive lineman Collin Wallish was named to the CoSIDA Google Cloud Division I Academic All-America second team.
Wallish was an honor student as an electrical engineering major and graduated with a 3.93 GPA. He saw action in seven games for the Hens this season and made six starts.

College tennis

UD’s Montana honored: After guiding the University of Delaware men’s tennis program to the second-most victories in school history last year, Pablo Montana was named the USTA Middle States Delaware District College Coach of the Year.

It’s the first time that a Delaware men’s tennis coach has won the award.

Montana, who is now in his third season with the Blue Hens, guided Delaware to a 17-8 mark last spring, only two away from the school record for wins of 19, set in 1974. Prior to last season, Delaware had won 16 total matches in the previous four seasons.

In addition to the on-court success, nine different Blue Hens were named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll last year.

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