Local roundup: Cannon’s late TD lifts Raiders by Friends in D-II tourney

Tyrez Cannon scored on a two-yard run with 27 seconds left to lift top-seeded Woodbridge High over No. 8 seed Wilmington Friends 24-13 in the first round of the Division II football state tournament on Friday night.

The Blue Raiders were trailing 13-12 before Cannon’s touchdown. They added another score on the game’s final play with a 50-yard fumble recovery touchdown as Wilmington Friends attempted a Hail Mary.

Cannon also scored on a 25-yard pass from Dalton Perdue in the first quarter. Jayquon Massey provided the other Woodbridge touchdown.
College field hockey

Virginia 4, Delaware 1: The fourth-seeded Cavaliers erupted for three goals in the final 11 minutes to down the No. 10 Blue Hens in the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament on Friday afternoon.

Tied 1-1 entering the fourth quarter, the Cavs collected the game-winning goal in the 49th minute and quickly took control of the game. Virginia followed with back-to-back goals in the 57th and 58th minutes, which gave Delaware too little time to make a comeback.

Sophomore Bo van Hunnik scored the lone goal for the Hens as she hooked it in from the left side of the cage with an assist from classmate Grace Miller in the second quarter.

Redshirt senior goalie Sydney Rhodes registered seven saves, including four in the first quarter.

“It took us some time to get things going against a good Virginia team, but unfortunately, we were unable to finish on scoring opportunities,” said Delaware coach Rolf van de Kerkhof. “Being back in this NCAA Tournament setting after a one-year absence will provide us with direction and excitement for the next 12 months as we will be eager to return and advance in the 2020 NCAA Tournament.”

The Hens are 8-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Delaware last collected at least 16 wins in a season with its 23-2 record during the 2016 campaign. The Hens have won 16 games seven times in their 49-year history as a varsity program.

Rhodes finishes her career with the Hens ranked third all-time with a 1.44 GAA, 10th with 2525:29 minutes played and 16th with 135 saves.

Men’s basketball

Georgia 100, Delaware State 66: Rayshaun Hammonds had 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, Amanze Ngumezi added 16 points and Georgia coasted to a nonconference victory over Delaware State.

John Crosby scored 22 points for Delaware State (0-3).

The Bulldogs led by 20 at halftime on 56 percent shooting from the field. Hammonds had 11 of Georgia’s first 16 points, went 7 for 9 from the field before intermission and hit jumpers on consecutive possessions to make it 33-19.

After missing 10 of its first 12 shots, Delaware State got two straight threes from Myles Carter and soon after Crosby stole the ball and fed Crosby for a fastbreak jumper that cut the lead to 23-15.

John Stansbury, the team’s leading scorer in the first two games with an average of 13 points, didn’t take a shot in the first half and didn’t score until there were 10 minutes remaining. He finished with five points.

DeSales 95, Wesley 88: The Wolverines fell on the first day of the Quality Inn Tournament.

Brian Cameron led the team with 34 points and 11 assists. Cameron also brought in 11-of-20 field goals, drained five three-pointers and went 7 for 10 from the free-throw line.

Behind Cameron was Russ Keyhea who contributed 14 points and hauled in seven rebounds. Keyhea also went 7 for 11 in field goals made.
Derick Charles added 13 points and Andrew Shepherd added eight points in the loss.

Senior forward Terrence Braxton led in rebounds (9) and added five points on the night.

Women’s basketball

Virginia Wesleyan 69, Wesley 46: The Wolverines dropped their first game of the Hyatt Place Tipoff Tournament.

Lekeshia Brown-Myrick led the Wolverines with 14 points, went 4-11 in field goals made, 6-11 in free throws and tallied up four rebounds and three steals.

Behind Lekeshia was Bianca Newsom with eight points and five rebounds, with Angelique Gathers bringing in six points, four rebounds and three steals. Megan Shacklock, Katelyn Watson, and SherVohnia Tolson contributed four points each.

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