Local roundup: Dover girls top Polytech 54-46 in Henlopen North finale

Dover’s Kerianne Smith and Polytech’s Courtney Turner reach for a rebound in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game at Polytech. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Dover High jumped out a 12-point first-quarter lead before downing Polytech, 54-46, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ basketball on Thursday evening.

The Senators, who led 30-17 at halftime, finish the regular season at 10-10 after beating the Panthers for the second time this year.

Polytech finishes its schedule with a record of 11-9. The brackets for both the DIAA girls’ and boys’ basketball state tournaments are slated to be determined today.

William Penn 71, Smyrna 66: Jayla Smith poured in 34 points in the Eagles’ season-ending loss.

Smyrna (2-18) trailed by only a point before being out-scored, 21-17, in the fourth quarter.

Jennifer Sloven added 17 points for the Eagles.

Dover’s Tamyah Jones, Polytech’s Courtney Turner, and Dover’s Kerianne Smith battle under the boards in the second quarter.

St. Mark’s 39, Sussex Tech 38: The Spartans rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to edge the Ravens.

Janiya Stevens netted a team-high 12 points for Sussex Tech, which finishes the regular season at 14-6.

ECHS@DSU 39, Sussex Academy 34: The Hornets end up with a record of 8-12 after the victory.

The Seahawks went 5-15.

Campus grad nets 1,000th point: Deja Justice, a 2016 graduate of Dover’s Campus Community School, recently scored her 1,000th career point for Brethren Christian School in Clinton, Md.

Justice is the granddaughter of Wilbur Justice, an inductee of Delaware’s Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Boys’ basketball

Mt. Pleasant 64, Woodbridge 48: The Green Knights led by only seven points at halftime before putting the contest out of reach in the second half.

The Blue Raiders finish the regular season with a record of 12-8.

College basketball

MEN, Gwynedd-Mercy 101, Wesley 84: The No. 4 Wolverines fell behind by 28 points at halftime before losing to the top-seeded Griffins in the Atlantic East Conference semifinals on Thursday night.

Gwynedd-Mercy (18-8) will host the league’s inaugural championship game on Saturday.

Wesley, which finishes the season at 13-14, trailed 48-20 at intermission before out-scoring the Griffins 64-53 in the second half. The Wolverines led for only 45 seconds, early in the contest.

Brian Cameron, who netted 48 points in the Wolverines’ first-round tournament win over Cabrini on Monday, tallied 38 on Thursday. He was 8-of-12 from three-point range and also had six assists.

Evan Anderson scored 19 points with Terrence Braxton adding 13 for Wesley, which split its two regular-season meetings with the Griffins.

All five Gwynedd-Mercy starters finished in double figures led by Courtney Cubbage with 36.

College indoor track

Hornets compete in MEAC meet: Precious Igwebuike led Delaware State’s women on the first day of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday in Landover, Md.

Igwebuike finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 5.28 meters. She was ranked as the eighth-best long jumper in the conference heading into the meet.

Katarzyn Rosikon placed 10th in the 5,000-meter run after clocking in at 19:57.36.

On the men’s side, DSU’s Roderick Brown finished in eighth place in the long jump after posting a mark of 6.78 meters.

The meet resumes today at 9 a.m. with the men’s heptathlon. The women’s pentathlon will start at 9:20 a.m. The first running event, the prelims of the women’s 60-meter hurdles, will start at noon.

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