Local roundup: Cape girls, Sussex Tech boys win Henlopen swim titles

Vince Morris Outstanding Swimmer Award: Women — Danielle Stewart of Caesar Rodney; Men — Nick Hartmann of Caesar Rodney. Submitted photo

Cape Henlopen High and Sussex Tech took the girls’ and boys’ team titles, respectively, as the Henlopen Conference swimming championships were held at Sussex Academy on Saturday.

Individually, Caesar Rodney swept the two Outstanding Swimmer awards as Danielle Stewart won it on the girls’ side and Nick Hartmann won it for the boys.

Stewart broke her own conference meet record in the 500 freestyle by posting a time of 5:14 in the event. Stewart also won the 100-yard backstroke while swimming legs of the Riders’ winning 400-yard freestyle relay and second-place 200-yard freestyle relay.

Caesar Rodney’s Alex May won the women’s 200 IM. Special to the Delaware State News/Chuck Snyder

Hartmann won both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle while swimming a leg of CR’s 200-yard freestyle relay, which took fourth.

The only other meet record set on Saturday came from Sussex Tech’s Owen Pogwist, who won the 100 butterfly in a time off 52:41.

Cape’s girls won the team title with 410 points to top second-place CR, the regular-season champion, who had 397. Sussex Tech’s boys placed first in the team standings with 326.5 points while Cape Henlopen was second with 296.5.

Caesar Rodney’s Zoe Edelman in the Women’s 200 medley relay.

Sussex Academy’s Tom Martiner was named the girls’ Coach of the Year with Indian River’s Colin Crandell winning Coach of the Year for the boys.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 62, Newark 10: The Riders used a 21-1 second-quarter run to break open the contest.

Alexia Jordan netted 15 points for CR (5-12) with Lillian Ayers adding 10.

Boys’ basketball

Caravel 65, Woodbridge 57: The Buccaneers outscored the Blue Raiders, 21-12, in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

ECHS@DSU 57, Design Thinking Academy 53: The Hornets improved to 8-8 with the victory.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 86, Gwynedd-Mercy 83: With their third-straight win, the Wolverines secured their spot in the first-ever Atlantic East Conference Tournament.

After trailing by seven, the first-place Griffins closed within 84-83 with less than 30 seconds left in the game. But Brian Cameron sank furl shots to give Wesley an 86-83 lead with 20 seconds left.

A desperation Gynedd-Mercy three-pointer hit the back of the rim as time expired, sealing the win for the Wolverines.

Battling foul trouble in the first half, Cameron led Wesley (6-4 AEC, 12-11 overall) with his third straight 30-point performance. He scored a game-high 31 points, 29 of which came in the second half.

During his sizzling second half, he was a perfect 10-of-10 from the field, 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Evan Anderson tallied 17 points and converted 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Derick Charles registered 13 points, shooting 4-of-5 from the field.

North Carolina A&T 82, Delaware State 52: The Hornets missed a chance at their first two-game winning streak with the MEAC road loss on Saturday.

Ameer Bennett (13 points), Kevin Larkin (12 points, 11 rebounds) and D’Marco Baucum (10) all scored in double figures for DelState (1-9 MEAC, 4-19 overall). The Aggies (7-2 MEAC, 12-11 overall) out-scored the Hornets by a 48-28 margin in the second half to put the game out of reach.

WOMEN, Gwynedd-Mercy 84, Wesley 68: The Wolverines owned an early seven-point lead but the Griffins out-scored them by a combined 53-29 in the second and third quarters to take control.

Monshea Newsome-Murray (Seaford netted a team-high 18 points for Wesley (5-17) with Lakeshia Brown-Myrick (12) and Angelique Gathers (11) also scoring in double figures.

North Carolina A&T 72, Delaware State 49: The Aggies out-scored the Hornets, 25-13, in the fourth quarter to polish off the MEAC victory.

Najai Pollard poured in 30 points for DSU, sinking 11 of the Hornets’ 17 field goals in the contest. Nobody else scored more than six points for the Hornets, however.

Pollard now has the second-most points in school history (1,834), passing Hornet great and her also her former head coach Barbara Burgess (1,807). She is just 13 points shy from becoming the program’s all-time scoring leader. The record is currently held by Shervon Hunter with 1846 points.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 11, Mount St. Mary’s 8: The Blue Hens opened the season with a road win on Saturday.

Junior Bryce Reid tied a career-high with four goals in the win, while classmate Charlie Kitchen added two goals and three assists.
Kitchen notched five or more points for the seventh time in his career and extended his goal-scoring streak to 18 straight games, which ranks as the fifth-longest in the country.

Senior Jake Hervada set the tone at the ‘X,’ winning 14 of the 22 face-offs on the day and finished with a team-high five groundballs.
Junior Matt DeLuca was once again outstanding in goal for the Blue Hens, racking up 13 saves on the day. It’s his 15th double-digit save performance of his career.

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