Local roundup: Dover defeats Smyrna 52-45 in girls basketball

Dover’s Tamyah Jones steals the ball away from Smyrna’s Tamani Brooks in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game at Dover. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Dover High built a nine-point halftime lead before picking up a 52-45 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Tuesday night.

Tamyah Jones netted 19 points with Riana Sizer adding 17 for the Senators, who evened their record at 1-1.

The Eagles cut Dover’s lead to 40-36 after three quarters before the Senators outscored them, 12-9, in the fourth.

The Senators’ Tamyah Jones looks to shoots a layup against the Eagles’ Jen Sloven and Keasha Bennett.

Smyrna (0-2) was paced by Jennifer Sloven with 14 points and Jayla Smith with 12.

Sussex Central 43, Cape Henlopen 40: The Golden Knights built a 23-16 halftime lead before improving to 2-0 in the Henlopen North.
Raeonna Stratton finished with 18 points after sinking four of Central’s five three-pointers.

Abigail Hearn scored a team-high 11 points for Cape.

Woodbridge 82, Delmar 35: Janeira Scott tallied 30 points, including five three-pointers, as the Blue Raiders improved to 2-0 in the Henlopen South.

Dover’s Kerianne Smith and Smyrna’s Aaliyah Ingram battle on the boards in the first quarter at Dover.

Sierra Smith (20 points), Mikayla Serpa (13) and Tykeya Nelson also scored in double figures for Woodbridge, which outscored the Wildcats, 61-15, in the first and third quarters.

Le’Zhane Holmes had 11 points top lead Delmar.

Boys’ basketball

Dover 63, Smyrna 59: The Senators outscored the Eagles 17-14 in the fourth quarter as they improved to 2-0 n the Henlopen North.

Eden Davis (18 points), Elijah Allen (14) and Jyheim Spencer (11) all scored in double figures for Dover, which led 32-26 at halftime.

Nahshon Sylvester had 18 points and Jakir Hampton scored 17 for the Eagles, who have lost their first two games by a total of six points.

Caesar Rodney 81, Polytech 46: The Riders started the Henlopen North game on a 22-4 run before posting the season-opening win.

Four CR players scored in double figures: Syed Myles (21), Zayquan Eaton (17), Jaden Corbett (14), and Shaft Clark (10).

Lake Forest 64, Sussex Academy 13: Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach netted 25 points while Jaysem Vasquez added 20 as the Spartans opened the season with a Henlopen South win.

Lake Forest, which led 42-10 at halftime, also got 11 points from Nakiem Scott. Vasquez and Scott each contributed three three-pointers to Lake’s total of seven.

Milford 76, Seaford 42: The Buccaneers led by only six points before outscoring the Blue Jays, 25-7, in the second quarter en route to the South victory.

Mt. Pleasant 70, ECHS@DSU 25: The Green Knights outscored the Hornets, 28-6, in the third quarter to wrap up the nonconference win.

College football

Four Wolverines make all-region: Four Wesley College football players were named to the D3football.com All-East Region team, announced on Tuesday.

For the first time in his career, senior wide receiver Alex Kemp was selected on an All-Region team. The Caesar Rodney High grad was named to the All-East Region first team after leading the New Jersey Athletic Conference in receiving yards (1,090), receptions (63) receiving touchdowns (11) and receiving yards per game (99.1).

Kemp registered six games with over 100 yards receiving and finished his career as the third receiver in Wesley history to surpass the 3,000 receiving-yard mark in his career.

Junior running back E.J. Lee and junior kick returner Corterris Simpson landed spots on the All-East Region second team.

Lee led the NJAC in total touchdowns (13) and rushing touchdowns (12). He finished second in the conference in all-purpose yards (1,341), rushing yards (952) and rushing yards per game (86.5). Lee eclipsed 100 rushing yards in a game five times during the season.

It was the second time Lee earned All-Region honors after being named to the first team in 2017.

The NJAC Special Teams Player of the Year, Simpson leads the nation in punt return average (29.0). Simpson finished eighth in the NJAC in all-purpose yards (96.5).

Senior safety Cappadonna Miller earned All-East Region third-team honors for the second time in his career. Miller ranked 10th in the NJAC in tackles (74) and tied for 12th in interceptions (3).

College field hockey

Hens’ Nauck named All-American again: Delaware’s Greta Nauck will finish her career as a three-time All-American after the senior was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American second team on Tuesday.

Nauck, also a three-time All-CAA first-team selection, led the Blue Hens this season with 39 points on 13 goals and 13 assists. The forward previously earned first-team accolades during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

A native of Germany, Nauck was a four-time All-Region honoree while logging a program-record 198 career points on 82 goals and 34 assists, a mark good for sixth in the CAA record books and ties for 26th in NCAA history. Her 82 goals are also good to tie for fourth in the CAA record books and 24th in NCAA history.

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