Local roundup: ECHS@DSU finishes 14-6 in first season, Raven girls win finale

ECHS’s Messiah White battles for a rebound against McKean’s Kyle Hall in the first half at Delaware State University. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Early College High School at Delaware State University ended its boys’ basketball season with a 69-57 setback to McKean High on Wednesday night.

ECHS@DSU was playing its first year as a varsity basketball program this season. It finished with a 14-6 overall record.

Camyron Jones was the leading scorer for the Hornets on Wednesday with 11 points. McKean used a 27-12 fourth quarter to take the lead.

Newark 54, Dover 50: Eden Davis made a pair of free throws to give Dover the lead in the final 20 seconds but a late basket gave the Yellow Jackets the nonconference win.

Davis paced the Senators with 16 points. Dover wrapped up the year at 9-11 overall.

Woodbridge 85, Seaford 63: The Blue Raiders earned the Henlopen Conference Southern Division championship on Wednesday night.

Woodbridge will play the winner of tonight’s one-game playoff between Smyrna and Cape Henlopen for the Henlopen Conference title on Friday night.

ECHS’s Camyron Jones shoots a layup against McKean’s Jyair Fields in the first half at Delaware State University. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Laurel 68, Delmar 25: The Bulldogs wrapped up the season with a Henlopen South victory.

Caesar Rodney 50, A.I. du Pont 32: In a game played on Tuesday night, the Riders built a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and held on for a nonconference win.

Jaden Corbett was CR’s top scorer with 13 points while Davione Robinson added 12.

Girls’ basketball

Sussex Tech 36, St. Mark’s 25: The Ravens won the nonconference contest to finish its regular season at 17-3 overall.

Sussex Tech, which is the Henlopen North champion, will play Henlopen South winner Woodbridge on Friday at 6 p.m. at Dover for the Henlopen title.

ECHS’s Messiah White battles for a rebound against McKean’s Jair Fields in the first half at Delaware State University. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Sussex Academy 40, Delmarva Christian 32: Abigail Hearn’s 23 points lifted Sussex Academy over the Royals.

Camryn Breasure netted 12 points to lead Delmarva Christian.

Laurel 58, Delmar 28: The Bulldogs earned a Henlopen South win in their regular season finale.

Swimming

Ten from Henlopen make boys’ state finals: Caesar Rodney High qualified for the finals in three relay events as the DIAA boys’ swimming state meet preliminaries were held on Wednesday night.

The Riders’ showing included a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle as the meet got underway at the University of Delaware Carpenter Sports Building pool. The boys’ state finals are slated for Saturday at 11 a.m.

A total of 10 Henlopen Conference entries made the state finals by qualifying in the top of their event on Wednesday.

In the relays, CR’s team of Nick Hartmann, Tommy Pomatto, Andrew Chen, Xander Harfeld placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:29.33). Hartmann, Pomatto, Ethan Herring and Harfeld took third in the 400-yard freestyle (3:20.73) while Herring, Chen, Hartmann and Pomatto qualified sixth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.36).

Individually for CR, Harfeld also reached the state finals with a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (22.35) and Hartmann qualified sixth in the 100-yard freestyle (49.77).

Indian River sophomore Josh McIntire reached the state finals in three events. He finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:52.88), fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.87) and swam with the team of Johnathan Kohr, Max Kohr and Michael Barnes that finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:33.19).

Other downstaters who made the state finals are Dover’s Nathan Turner (fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, 54.95) and the Sussex Tech relay team of Justin Alloway, Jonathan Lee, Owen Pogwist and Garrett Richardson (seventh in the 200-yard medley, 1:44.24).

Women’s lacrosse

Delaware 16, La Salle 13: The Blue Hens saw hat tricks from four different players Wednesday evening as Delaware topped La Salle Delaware Stadium for the team’s home opener.

Sophomores Sarah Bedard and Katie Caddigan each logged their first career goals in a Blue Hens uniform as the pair combined for seven goals. Bedard finished the game with three goals and an assist while Caddigan, a transfer from Louisville, posted four goals and four draw controls in her first-ever game at Delaware Stadium.

Fellow sophomore Sydney Rausa added her second career hat trick while junior Maggie McCarthy collected her first career hat trick.

Another sophomore, Mia DeRuggiero, dished out a career-high three assists to go along with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Senior Becky Gohsler tied a career-high with a game-best six draw controls while junior Caroline Farley picked up four draw controls.

Senior goalie Taylor Carpentier recorded 10 saves as Delaware moves to 1-1 on the year.

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