Local roundup: Blue Hen DB Adderley earns second team All-American

Nasir Adderley

University of Delaware defensive back Nasir Adderley became the first Blue Hen since 2015 to earn an Associated Press All-American accolades when he was named to the second team.

“I’m incredibly humbled and grateful for this recognition,” Adderley said. “I’ve been blessed with a ton of support and teammates and coaches that have pushed me every day to be the best I could possibly be.”

This past year, the Philadelphia native finished the year with a career-high 87 tackles, which ranked in the top-20 nationally for defensive backs. He also had a team-high four INTs and seven pass break-ups, to go along with his one forced fumble and fumble recovery.

Adderley is the only player in the country with over 160 tackles and nine INTs over the past two seasons.

Girls’ basketball

Woodridge 84, Milford 12: Cha’Kya Johnson netted 21 points in the Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory for the Blue Raiders.
Tykeya Nelson scored 16 while Janeira Scott chipped in 12.

Indian River 26, Delmar 16: The Indians prevailed in the low-scoring Henlopen South contest.

Indian River’s Julia Jordan was the lone player in double figures with 11 points.

Boys’ basketball

Delmar 60, Indian River 51: Jeremiah Breale’s 19 points paced the Wildcats to the Henlopen North victory.

Trevor Gibson added 15 points. Jamier Felton led Indian River with 14.

Wrestling

Caesar Rodney 44, Polytech 26: The Riders earned a Henlopen North in a dual meet contested on Wednesday night.

Caleb Adamowicz (138 pounds), Gabe Degraffinreed (152), Ryan Rigby (182) and Kevin Hudson (285) earned pins for the Riders. Jackson Dean (145) won his match via tech-fall.

Vincent Tascione (195) and Dylan Craighton (220) recorded pins for Polytech while Evan Harris had a tech-fall.

Milford 75, Seaford 0: The defending Division II champions won their opening dual meet of the season.

Tim O’Hara (126), Dalton Deevey (152), Gage Copes (170), Rafael Mejia (182) and Bevensky Augustine (195) each had a pin.

Women’s basketball

DSU’s Pollard earns weekly honor: NaJai Pollard was named MEAC Co-Player of the Week, along with South Carolina State’s Taylor Brown.

Pollard averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks in two games last week. The senior forward’s best game of the week was against Cheyney, as she poured in a season high 32 points, 16 rebounds, and tied the school single game record with seven blocks.

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