Local Roundup: Cape girls swim to 6th straight Henlopen title; CR boys win

Henlopen Conference championship outstanding swimmers: Caesar Rodney’s Xander Harfeld and Dover’s Dionn Stevenson. (Submitted photo)

Cape Henlopen High won its sixth-straight girls’ team title while Caesar Rodney’s boys took their third team crown in the last four years at the Henlopen Conference swimming championships on Saturday.

Cape’s girls edged second-place Sussex Tech — the regular-season conference champion — by a margin of just 373 points to 370. It was the Vikings’ 10th team championship in the event’s 14-year history.

The CR boys’ squad totaled 376.5 points to outdistance second-place Indian River, which had 348, in the meet held at Sussex Academy.

Individually, Dover’s Dionn Stevenson and CR’s Xander Harfeld won the Vince Morris Outstanding Girls and Boys swimmer awards, respectively.

There were four meet records set on Saturday. Indian River sophomore Josh McIntire broke the mark in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.86 — almost 10 seconds faster than the previous record of 5:07.14.

Megan Perdue of Sussex Tech, center, won the women’s 50 freestyle at the Henlopen Conference swimming championships. (Special to the Delaware State News/Chuck Snyder)

Also setting records were CR freshman Danielle Stewart in the 500-yard freestyle (5:20.42), the CR team of Nick Hartmann, Andrew Chen, Tommy Pomatto and Harfeld in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:30.64) and the Riders’ team of Hartmann, Ethan Herring, Pomatto and Harfeld in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:20.73).

CR’s Maureen Van Dorman was named the boys’ conference Coach of the Year with Sussex Tech’s Michele Thomas winning it on the girls’ side.

Boys’ basketball

Caravel 83, Woodbridge 58: The Buccaneers jumped out to a 29-15 first-quarter advantage before downing the Blue Raiders,

O’Koye Parker netted 23 points to lead four Caravel players in double figures.

Cape Henlopen’s Ryan Bixler won the men’s 200 freestyle with a time of 1.55.91 at the Henlopen Conference swimming championships at Sussex Academy.

Kejon Mosley (15), Hassan Corbin (14) and Jamon Kane (11) all led Woodbridge (10-5).

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 68, Mary Washington 66: Brian Cameron pulled up and hit a long-range three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wolverines a thrilling Capital Athletic Conference victory.

The Wolverines were trailing 66-65 when the Eagles missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw situation with just 4.1 seconds left. Wesley’s J.W. Lawson grabbed the rebound and got the ball to Cameron.

Cameron dribbled past midcourt and hit the contested shot in front of the Wolverine bench. Wesley’s players mobbed him in celebration.

Caesar Rodney’s Danielle Stewart dives into the pool in the women 200 freestyle to win in 2.00.32.

Wesley’s third-straight victory helped keep the Wolverines (8-8 CAC, 12-11 overall) in position to make the six-team conference tournament. The Wolverines are tied for fifth with Frostburg State with two regular-season games remaining.

Mary Washington (11-5, 17-6) took its 66-65 when Jacob Williams found Johnny Cronin under the basket with only eight seconds left. The Wolverines then turned the ball over but fouled intentionally to set up the final dramatics.

Paul Clemons scored a game-high 17 points on 8-of-11 with 11 rebounds. Cameron tallied 16 points and a game-best 12 rebounds.

Lawson registered 12 points, a season-high seven steals, six rebounds and four assists. Evan Anderson collected 11 points and four rebounds.

William & Mary 83, Delaware 66: The Tribe took an eight-point halftime lead before using an early run in the second half to pull away.

The Caesar Rodney swim team warms up at the Henlopen Conference swimming championships.

Justin Pierce scored a career-high 33 points for the Tribe (16-9, 9-5 CAA), which knocked down 11 three-pointers.

Blue Hen freshman Ryan Allen scored 25 points, all but two in the first half, for the Blue Hens (11-16, 4-10 CAA), who lost their eighth game in a row. Skye Johnson notched his first double-double with career-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Eric Carter chipped in with 12 points and eight boards for Delaware, which held a 40-27 rebounding advantage.

Allen, who knocked down six threes, now has made 69 three-pointers this season, a new UD freshman record and 17 shy of the program’s single-season mark. He has hit a three-pointer for the 24th consecutive game, the second longest streak in UD history.

WOMEN, Mary Washington 86, Wesley 44: Senior Tiyanna Gibbs paced the offense for Wesley with 16 points and eight rebounds in the CAC loss. Shelby Johnson pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.

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