Local roundup: Dover earns bye as four downstate teams make state football tournament

Four downstate teams made the DIAA football state tournament brackets that were announced on Sunday morning.

Dover High (9-1) earned the second seed in Division I by the tourney point system and has a first-round bye. Henlopen North champion Sussex Central also made the six-team tournament as the third seed.

The Golden Knights (9-1) will host sixth-seeded Appoquinimink (6-4) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. No. 4 Middletown (8-2) will host No. 5 Salesianum (8-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the other Division I quarterfinal.

The Senators, who are in the tourney for the first time since 2013, will host a semifinal contest on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Dover will host the highest-remaining seed.

Flight A champion Hodgson (10-0) is the No. 1 seed and will host the lowest-remaining seed on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.

The Division I state title game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Delaware Stadium at 1 p.m.

Woodbridge and Delmar are the two Henlopen Conference squads in the eight-team Division II field.

Henlopen South champion Woodbridge (8-2) is seeded fourth and will host No. 5 Howard (8-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. Delmar (9-1), the defending Division II state champion, earned the sixth seed and plays at No. 3 Archmere (9-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

In the other Division II quarterfinals, top-seeded A.I. DuPont (9-0) hosts eighth-seeded Tower Hill (8-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. while No. 2 Wilmington Friends (8-1) will face seventh-seed Delaware Military Academy (7-3) on Saturday at Baynard Stadium at 1 p.m.

The two top-remaining seeds will host the two lowest-remaining seeds on Nov. 23 or 24. The Division II finals are slated for Dec. at Delaware Stadium at 6 p.m.

College basketball

MEN, Towson 93, Wesley 66: Evan Anderson netted a career-high 31 points as the Wolverines opened the season with a loss to the Division I Tigers on Sunday.

Wesley only trailed by 11 at halftime but Towson’s 26-7 run to start the second half put the Tigers (1-1) in control.

Anderson shot 10-of-19, including 6-of-13 accuracy on three-pointers, He added five rebounds in 37 minutes.

Battling an injury, Brian Cameron totaled nine points, nine rebounds and three assists.

Delaware 78, St. Peter’s 75, OT: Saint Peter’s rallied from a 16-point deficit to force overtime but Blue Hen guard Kevin Anderson scored all but two of UD’s points in the extra session as Delaware pulled out a victory on Saturday night.

The Hens (1-1) led 57-41 following a Jacob Cushing three-pointer at the 9:33 mark, but the Peacocks (1-1) rallied back and finally pulled even at 66-66 on a Davauhnte Turner free throw with 3.5 seconds left.

Anderson then scored the first four points of overtime, and the Hens never trailed in the extra period. Anderson scored UD’s first seven overtime points, before two free throws by Eric Carter made it a 77-73 game with 17 seconds left.

After a Peacocks’ layup, Anderson hit one of two foul shots to put the Hens up three.

Anderson finished with a career-high 25 points, including a 9-of-11 effort from the foul line, and grabbed eight rebounds. Carter added 18 points and eight boards, while Matt Veretto contributed 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

WOMEN, McDaniel 72, Wesley 55: Three players scored in double digits in the season-opening loss for Wesley on Saturday.

Monshea Newsome-Murray led the Wolverines with a team-high 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. Jameshia Baker notched 13 points in her collegiate debut, including hitting 4-of-8 three-pointers while Stacey O’Neale had 10 points.

College soccer

MEN, Wesley 3, Stevenson 2: Third-seeded Wesley outlasted top-seeded Stevenson on Saturday to win its pod and advance to the Final Four of the ECAC Championship Tournament.

After a scoreless first half, Wesley got a pair of goals from Danny Garza and one from Deekai Gbonimy in the road victory.

Goalie Kyle Springsteen made eight saves for Wesley (16-4-1), which advances to next weekend’s semifinal round of the ECAC Tournament.

WOMEN, FDU-Florham 4, Wesley 2: The Wolverines fell in the first round of the ECAC Tournament on Saturday.

Emily Caldarelli and Mackenzie Forsythe (1 assist) both scored goals for Wesley (9-5-2).

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