Local Roundup: Dover boys beat Polytech; Milford wrestlers win

Eden Davis netted 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first quarter as Dover High pulled away early to an 82-47 win over Polytech in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Thursday night.

The Senators (2-3 North, 2-3 overall) led 33-7 after the first quarter and were up 48-14 by halftime.

Eleven players scored in the game for Dover. Jose Colon-Silva, who sank four three-pointers, added 14 points while Javon Peace had 12.

Brandin Obidike tallied a team-high 22 points for the Panthers with three three-pointers.

ECHS@DSU 66, Freire Charter 53: The Hornets scored the first 15 points of the game before posting the win.

Four players finished in double figures for Dover’s ECHS@DSU (2-2): Stephan Wright (13), Messiah White (13), Camyron Jones (11) and Kysair Hall-Muphy (10).

Girls’ basketball

St. Mark’s 50, Woodbridge 35: The Spartans (4-1) built a 23-11 halftime lead before handing the Raiders (4-1) their first loss of the season.

The game was part of Glasgow’s Dragon Winter Classic.

Janeira Scott netted a team-high 16 points for Woodbridge.

Delmar 32, Indian River 25: The Wildcats outscored the Indians, 19-10 in the second half to rally from a two-point halftime deficit.

Shaniya Briddell netted 13 points with Jordan Moore scoring 10. The two players were a combined 12-for-15 from the foul line.

Fabrea McCray tallied 15 points for IR.


Milford 71, Seaford 6: The Buccaneers collected eight pins in earning the Henlopen South victory on Wednesday night.

Anthony Sollie (113), Trenton Grant (120), Jordan Passwaters (145), Khiry Hovington (160), Jeremiah Farrington (182), Bevensky Augustine (195), Eric Bennett (220) and Anthony Diaz (285) all won by fall for Milford.

Laurel 41, Sussex Tech 27: Back-to-back first-period pins from Rae`Mier DeShields (182 pounds) and Jose Borrero (195) helped clinch the victory for the Bulldogs on Wednesday night.

Laurel led only 26-21 going into the 182-pound match.

Also winning by fall for the Bulldogs were Ti’yon Dorman (132) and Woo Fosque (138).

The Ravens got pins from Hunter Ruff (106), Robert Marsh (170) and Carl Schirmer (285).


Delle Donne named to U.S. pool: Former Delaware All-American Elena Delle Donne was one of 29 players named to the 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National Team pool from which the 2018 USA World Cup team will be selected.

Delle Donne captured the University of Delaware’s first Olympic gold medal as a member of the USA Basketball Women’s National team at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Wilmington native earned All-American honors three times during her career with the Blue Hens. The 2015 WNBA Player of the Year and a four-time WNBA All-Star, Delle Donne scored 3,039 career points and led the Blue Hens to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2013.

In continuing its preparations for the 2018 FIBA World Cup of Basketball and future USA Basketball Women’s National team events, available members of the USA pool will participate in a minicamp Feb. 9-11, 2018, at the University of South Carolina. It will mark the second camp under the direction of Dawn Staley, 2017-20 USA Basketball Women’s National team and South Carolina head coach.

As was the case over the past three quadrenniums, the 2017-20 USA National team roster will be fluid. It is expected that the official, 12-member 2018 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams, should the USA qualify to compete in Tokyo, will be comprised of players from the 2017-20 USA National team.

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