Local roundup: Fast start keys Sussex Tech’s 48-38 girls win at Dover

Arnaisa Taylor of Sussex Tech tries to block Dover’s Riana Sizer from going in for a layup in the first quarter of Friday night’s Henlopen North basketball game at Dover. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Sussex Tech High jumped out to a 12-point first-quarter lead before posting a 48-38 victory over Dover in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Friday night.

The win was the second in a row and fifth in the last six games for the Ravens (4-3 North, 7-3 overall).

Airelle Parker scored 13 points with Janiya Stevens adding 10 for Sussex Tech, which beat the Senators for the second time this season.

Tamyah Jones netted a game-high 14 points for Dover.

Dover’s Tamyah Jones was unable to get a handle on a rebound before it went out of bounds in the 2nd quarter against Sussex Tech.
Dover’s Tamyah Jones was unable to get a handle on a rebound before it went out of bounds in the 2nd quarter against Sussex Tech.

Cape Henlopen 62, Smyrna 29: The Vikings out-scored the Eagles, 22-5, in the second quarter to counter a two-point deficit in the North victory.

The win was the eighth in a row for Cape (9-1), which got double-digit scoring from Dania Cannon (18), Abigail Hearn (15) and Mehkia Applewhite (10).

Jayla Smith had 16 points for Smyrna.

Delmar 39, Seaford 35: Logan Walls netted 17 points to pace the Wildcats to the Henlopen South victory.

Delmar out-scored the Blue Jays, 17-9, in the second half to overcome a four-point halftime deficit.

Shaniya Briddell and Jada Evans tallied 12 points apiece for Seaford.

Boys’ basketball

Smyrna 66, Cape Henlopen 60: In a back-and-forth North matchup, the Eagles out-scored the Vikings, 18-14, in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Nahshon Sylvester netted 25 points while Izaiah Credle had 19 for Smyrna, which won its second in a row. The two players were a combined 17-of-24 from the foul line and sank five three-pointers.

Cape’s Ja’Vaughn Burton (15), Kristoffer Rushin (13) and Joseph Kirby (10) all scored in double figures.

Dover 72, Sussex Tech 60: Eden Davis and Elijah Allen combined for 54 points as the Senators improved to 11-0.

Davis had 29 points with Allen scoring 25 for Dover, which led by nine at halftime. The Senators were 21-of-27 from the foul line compared to 8-for-18 for the Ravens.

Skylar Johnson and Devon Reynolds both had 17 points for Sussex Tech.

Seaford 70, Delmar 56: The Blue Jays out-scored the Wildcats, 19-4, in the second quarter before going on to the South win.

Dickinson 62, ECHS@DSU 59: Jordan Hinman had 16 points with Kysair Hall-Murphy adding 14 for the Hornets, who couldn’t hold a six-point lead entering the fourth quarter.


Caesar Rodney 35, Salesianum 27: The Riders won five straight matches between 145 and 182 pounds before getting a 37-second pin from Kevin Hudson (285) in earning the non-conference victory.

Jackson Dean (145) and Riley Tracy (160) also won by fall for CR.

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