Local roundup: Cameron, Bloodsworth lead Wesley men past Centenary 97-89

Brian Cameron scored 27 points and Greg Bloodsworth added 24 as Wesley College posted a 97-89 victory over Centenary in men’s basketball on Tuesday night.

Five Wolverines scored in double figures as Wesley (3-5) reached a season high for points in a game.

The Wolverines never trailed and led by as many as 22 points in the non-conference contest. Terrence Braxton, who went 4-for-4 from three-point range, finished with 17 points.

Also reaching double digits for the Wolverines were Russell Keyhea (11) and Dylan Swientek (10). Cameron added eight assists and three steals with Bloodsworth (Smyrna) contributing five assists and two steals.

Chris Labelle netted a game-high 31 points for Centenary (1-5).

WOMEN, Salisbury 79, Wesley 36: The Sea Gulls built a 42-19 halftime advantage before picking up the non-conference win.

Kaylee Otlowski netted 20 points for Salisbury (3-4), which got at least eight points from six different players.

Lekeshia Brown-Myrick tallieed a team-high eight points for the Wolverines (2-4).

College football

Knight among Hens’ all-CAA picks: Will Knight capped off his first football season at Delaware by earning second-team all-CAA honors today.

The former Smyrna High standout running back was one of seven Blue Hens named to the all-Colonial Athletic Association team. Delaware, which finished 5-7, didn’t have any first-team picks.

In his first season since transferring from Old Dominion, Knight ran for a team-high 919 yards and seven touchdowns for Delaware. The redshirt freshman was second in the CAA in rushing.

Other Hens named to the second team were senior fullback Owen Tyler, senior center Mario Farinella, senior defensive lineman Cam Kitchen and senior punter Nick Pritchard.

Redshirt senior offensive lineman Chuka Ezeuzoh and sophomore safety Kedrick Whitehead (Middletown)earned spots on the third team.

Whitehead led Delaware’s defense in tackles with 103, ranking first in the league among defensive backs in that category. He became just the 10th sophomore in program history and just the third DB to reach 100-plus tackles in a season. He also had five pass breakups and one INT.

Carswell earns top honors for DSU: Delaware State defensive lineman Brandon Carswell has been named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team.

Carswell, the only Hornet selected to this year’s first team, is the first DSU lineman to earn the distinction since Gabe Sherrod in 2015.

Delaware State offensive lineman Kaiden Crawford and placekicker Jose Romo-Martinez were named to the All-MEAC second team, while DSU lineman Christian Johnson linebacker Brooks Parker and safety Jahad Neibauer were third-team selections.

Carswell, in his first season with the Hornets after three years at Savannah State, was tops on the Hornets and third in the MEAC with 1.3 tackles for loss per game (15.5 total). He also ranked ninth in the league with 4.5 sacks and was among the nation’s leaders in blocked kicks during the season.

College field hockey

Four UD players make all-region: For the third straight season, Delaware had four players named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Mid Atlantic honorees.

Junior Femke Strien and freshman Ashlyn Carr (Delmar) earned first-team honors while juniors Sophie Giezeman and Emily Kresho were named to the second team. All received Regional honors for the first time in their careers.

The Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, Strien finished fourth in Delaware single-season history with 45 points (17g, 11a). Carr, a two-time CAA Rookie of the Week, was second for the Hens with 21 points on nine goals and three assists. She has also added three game-winning goals.

College equestrian

DSU riders honored: Delaware State Equestrian’s flat and fences teams are listed among the nation’s best.

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association has released the first set of event rankings and the Hornets’ Flat team is No. 4 in the country, while the Fences stands at No. 7 in the NCEA Selection Committee polls.

DSU’s Jumping Seats teams turned in a number of strong performances this fall, including a sweep of South Dakota State, winning 4-1 in Fences and 3-2 on the Flat.

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