Local Roundup: CR boys, girls top rival Dover; Cape rallies on road to beat Sanford

Caesar Rodney High jumped out to a 13-point halftime lead and then held off Dover the rest of the way for an 80-67 victory in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night.

Senior Aaron Grimes finished with a team-high 25 points for the Riders (2-0 North, 2-0 overall) after sinking five of CR’s nine three-pointers in the contest.

Davione Robinson added 17 points with Najee Watson scoring 10. The Riders, who had eight players score in the contest, opened up a 45-32 advantage at intermission before the two squads played even in the second half.

It was CR’s third-straight victory over the Senators.

Elijah Allen had a team-leading 21 points for Dover while Javon Peace added 17. Ten players scored for Dover.

Cape Henlopen 78, Sanford 69: The Vikings overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to knock off the Warriors on the road.

Randy Rickards scored a team-high 27 points for the Vikings, who trailed 38-28 at intermission. Sanford still led 53-48 going into the fourth quarter.

Cape used a 15-1 run to take a 63-59 lead with three minutes left.

St. Thomas More 76, Tome 24: The Ravens (2-0) won their second game in two nights.

Alvin West (20 points), Keenan Williams (19) and DeAndre Gourdine (16) all scored in double figures for St. Thomas More.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 63, Dover 51: Brionna Brooks netted 23 points, sinking four three-pointers, to lead the Riders to the Henlopen North victory.

Leading by six points at halftime, CR outscored the Senators, 17-10, in the third quarter to take control.

Kylie Kornegay-Lucas added 15 points for the Riders.

The Senators were paced by Jacarra Jackson (16) and Riana Sizer (11).

Sussex Central 66, Smyrna 19: Azayah Garrison netted 16 points and Tameeyah Bowden had 11 as the Golden Knights picked up the Henlopen North win.

Central opened up a 38-12 lead by halftime.

Jayla Smith scored 11 points to lead the Eagles.

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