Local roundup: Central deals Smyrna first North regular season loss since 2012; Milford wins in boys hoops

Michael Wright’s 2-1 decision in the final match of the evening gave Sussex Central High a dramatic 25-24 win over Smyrna in Henlopen Conference Northern Division wrestling on Wednesday night.

The setback was the Eagles’ first North regular-season loss since 2012, snapping a streak of 35 straight division victories. They had also won 56 regular-season matches in a row against in-state schools.

The Golden Knights did top Smyrna, 32-30, in last year’s DIAA Division I dual-meet state finals.

In Friday’s rematch, 10 of the 14 individual matches were decided by decision. Back-to-back decisions gave the Eagles (4-1 North, 8-2 overall) a 24-22 advantage going into the 182-pound bout.

Wright’s hard-fought 2-1 victory came over Smyrna’s Dakota Kerr. Central (4-1, 5-2) won eight matchces to six for the Eagles.

Anthony Wuest (220) posted a 38-second pin in the fall of the match.

Smyrna closes the regular season by hosting Salesianum on Friday night and Caesar Rodney on Saturday.

The Knights’ last North match is at Sussex Tech on Feb. 7.

Sussex Tech 51, Polytech 27: The Ravens collected seven pins in the Henlopen North victory.

Carl Schirmer (285) posted his fall in 33 seconds for the quickest pin of the match. Sussex Tech’s other pins came from Mason Rolph (113), Chase Flood (126), Devin Berduo (132), Roberto Santos (138), Dawson Bellow (160) and Andrew Hawkins (220).

Polytech got pins from Michael Rodriguez (106), who had a 45-second fall, Adam Greenly (145), Avery Mayan (170) and Evan Harris (182).

Boys’ basketball

Milford 49, Delmar 44: The Buccaneers outscored Delmar, 17-7, in the fourth quarter to rally for the South victory on Tuesday night.

Jaxson Turner had 13 points and Tyreke Benson added 10 for Milford, which hit five three-pointers.

William Schuyler netted a team-high 18 points, with three threes, for the Wildcats.

Girls’ basketball

Sussex Academy 39, ECHS@DSU 6: Abigail Hearn netted 12 points as the Seahawks improved to 7-5.

Seaford 41, Indian River 29: Tamara Evans (8 rebounds, 8 steals, 3 blocks) netted a game-high 20 points in the Blue Jays’ South win on Tuesday night.

Tomajah Whaley added 10 points, four rebounds and four steals for Seaford, which outscored IR, 13-2, in the third quarter.

College basketball

MEN, York 76, Wesley 64: The Spartans tied a school record with 17 three-pointers as they held off the Wolverines in Capital Athletic Conference contest.

Wesley (5-8 CAC, 9-11 overall) led by as many as four points early in the second half and trailed only 64-61 with 4:21 left. But York (11-2 CAC, 18-2) ended the game on a 12-3 run to pull away.

The Spartans went 17-of-46 from three-point range.

Brian Cameron led the Wolverines with 20 points while Evan Anderson and Mychal Stefanides added 13 apiece. Wesley went 15-of-32 on three-pointers.

WOMEN, York 83, Wesley 48: Shelby Johnson recorded her second consecutive double-double, her fourth of the season, in the Wolverines’ CAC loss.

Johnson tallied 15 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Tiyanna Gibbs (13 points) and Monshea Newsome-Murray (10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) also scored in double figures.

College softball

Hens picked sixth in CAA: The Delaware softball team was picked in a tie for sixth place in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll.

James Madison, last year’s regular-season and tournament champion, received six of eight first-place votes and finished on top of the poll.

Delaware, which will be led by third-year coach John Seneca, returns 12 letterwinners and nine starters. The Blue Hens went 24-29 last season, and advanced to the CAA Tournament for the second straight year with a 10-11 league mark.

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