Local roundup: Dover girls win 3rd straight, Rider boys hold off Indians

Dover’s Tajanae Henry-Coney shoots for two points against William Penn at Dover on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Dover High broke open a game that was tied at halftime to post a 44-35 victory over William Penn in nonconference girls’ basketball on Tuesday night.

The win was the third in a row for the Senators (9-8), who own a winning record for the first time this season.

Dover’s Ashley Manifold shoots for two points against William Penn at Dover on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Ashley Manifold (10 points) led Dover, which had eight players score two points or more in the game. The Senators outscored the Colonials, 22-13, in the second half.

St. Thomas More 60, Woodbridge 40: The Ravens used an 18-5, second-quarter run to take control in the nonconference victory.

DahNaija Barnes tallied a game-high 20 points as St. Thomas More (12-3) snapped the Blue Raiders’ eight-game winning streak.

Aniah Patterson (13), Olivia Lynch (13) and Jessica Simmons (10) gave the Ravens a total of four players in double figures.

Cha’Kya Johnson (13) and Janeira Scott (11) led Woodbridge.

Smyrna 50, Milford 27: Jayla Smith netted 20 points as the Eagles picked up their second win in the last three games.

Marqueisha Bennett added 10 points for Smyrna, which held a 42-11 advantage after three quarters.

Milford was paced by Kalaysia Reynolds’ 10 points.

Dover’s Tamyah Jones drives past William Penn defenders at Dover on Tuesday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Polytech 60, Glasgow 13: Three players scored in double figures for the Panthers (9-6), who have the program’s most victories since 2014.

Kristin Kellam (15), Yaa Afriyie (12) and Claire Fuchs (12) led Polytech.

Cape Henlopen 73, Lake Forest 21: Dania Cannon netted 22 points and Sydney Pederson had 21 as the Vikings rolled to the win.

Grace Aguilar tallied 12 for the Spartans.

Laurel 61, Sussex Academy 30: Logan Handy netted 31 points to pace the Bulldogs to the South victory on Monday.

Laurel, which also got 13 points from Teija Lake, opened up a 33-10 halftime lead.

The Seahawks were led by Abigail Hearn’s 17 points.

Boys’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 56, Indian River 53: The Riders built a 35-23 halftime advantage before holding off the Indians.

IR’s Jamier Felton had a team-high 20 points with Antonio Jones scoring 14.

Smyrna 63, Milford 40: Jakir Hampton sank three three-pointers, finishing with a team-high 15 points in the Eagles’ sixth-straight victory.

Smyrna (14-2), which also got 14 points from Jaymeir Garnett, held a 49-26 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

Terrell Gibbs (13) and Jarvis Jarvis (11) paced the Buccaneers.

Cape Henlopen 65, Lake Forest 55: Ian Robertson scored 20 points as the Vikings ran their winning streak to 10 games in a row.

The contest was tied 23-23 at halftime. Sh’Kai Chandler and Randy Rickards each added 15 points for Cape.

Johnny Forrest netted 15 points for the Spartans.

William Penn 57, Woodbridge 45: The Colonials took a 36-24 lead into the fourth quarter lead before holding off the Raiders.

Hassan Corbin netted a team-high 20 points, including three three-pointers, for Woodbridge with Troy Haynes adding 11. The Raiders (10-4) had a four-game losing streak snapped.

ECHS@DSU 85, Sussex Academy 34: Camyron Jones tallied 18 points as five players finished in double figures for the Hornets (12-4).

Messiah White added 12 points while Jordan Hinmon, Michael Taylor and Stephan Wright all scored 10.

The Seahawks got 15 points from Jake Anthony.

Delmar 56, Mardela, Md. 48: Jeremiah Lumkin-Beale and Ni’Juier Gaines scored 17 points apiece in the Wildcats’ win.

Christiana 43, Sussex Central 33: Amir Mollock scored a team-high 12 points for the Golden Knights in the loss.


Milford 56, Woodbridge 12: The Buccaneers picked seven pins in the Henlopen South win on Monday night.

The list of Milford wrestlers winning by fall were Corey Messick (106 pounds), Trenton Grant (113), Khiry Hovington (152), Gage Copes (170), Jeremiah Hovington (182), Anthony Diaz (220) and Jacob Bryant (285).

The Raiders got a pin from Taeshuan Ford-Jackson (160).

College basketball

Wesley’s Johnson honored by ECAC: Wesley College freshman forward Shelby Johnson was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III South Rookie of the Week in women’s basketball on Tuesday.

Johnson recorded a pair of double-doubles in a split of two games last week. At York, she registered 15 points, 10 rebounds and a block. In Wesley’s win against St. Mary’s, Johnson pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds and scored 12 points.

Her 22 rebounds were the most in a game for Wesley since Brionna Johnson pulled down 22 boards against North Carolina Wesleyan on Nov. 16, 2013.

Johnson has tallied five double-doubles on the year and ranks second in the Capital Athletic Conference in rebounds, averaging 10.1 boards per game.

UD’s Allen receives CAA award: Delaware freshman guard Ryan Allen was named CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Allen averaged 24.0 points and 4.0 rebounds on the week, leading the Blue Hens in scoring twice. It’s the third conference Rookie of the Week honor for the Allen, as he also captured the award on Dec. 4 and Jan. 2.

Saulsbury named CAC Track Athlete of the Week

College track & field

Wesley’s Saulsberry honored: Wesley College freshman track & field athlete Christian Saulsbury picked up Capital Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 6.

Saulsbury took first place and recorded the 13th-fastest time in the nation in the 60-meter dash at the Eastern Shore Invitational at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Saulsbury clocked in at 6.95 seconds, the top time in the CAC and the Mideast Region.

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