Local roundup: Golden Knights win girls tourney opener, Wolverines honored

Sussex Central High, the No. 21 seed, rolled to a 60-37 victory over 12th-seeded Newark Charter in the first round of the DIAA girls’ basketball state tournament on Wednesday night.

The Golden Knights (10-11) advance to play at fifth-seeded St. Thomas More (14-4) in Friday’s second round at 6:30 p.m.

Central played the Ravens on Dec. 27 with St. Thomas More posting a 54-49 victory.

Newark Charter finishes the season with a record of 13-8.

St. Georges 55, Woodbridge 42: The No. 16 Hawks built a 33-15 halftime lead before ousting the No. 17 Blue Raiders.

St. Georges (18-3) plays at top-seeded Caravel (15-5) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the second round.

Henlopen Southern Division champion Woodbridge finishes the season at 16-6.

Boys’ basketball

Woodbridge 86, Indian River 59: Hassan Corbin netted 27 points to pace No. 14 Woodbridge past No. 19 Indian River in the opening round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament on Tuesday night.

The victory sends the Henlopen Conference Southern Division champion Blue Raiders (15-7) to a second-round rematch with No. 3 Smyrna (19-3) on Thursday. The contest will be played at Smyrna at 7 p.m.

The two teams just played on Friday in the Henlopen Conference championship game with the North champion Eagles posting a 65-49 win. This will be the fourth time Smyrna and Woodbridge have played in the last two seasons with the Eagles winning the previous three meetings.

Jamon Kane added 22 points with Troy Haynes scoring 13 for Woodbridge, which opened up a 22-8 first-quarter lead on Tuesday. IR and the Raiders split their two regular-season meetings with each winning by three points.

Jamier Felton tallied a game-high 28 points for the Indians (14-7) with Ja’Shaun Johnson adding 15.

College basketball

Two Wolverines earn All-CAC honors: Wesley College sophomore guard Brian Cameron was named to the first team of the All-Captital Athletic Conference men’s basketball team.

The Wolverines’ J.W. Lawson was a second-team All-CAA selection.

Last season’s CAC Rookie of the Year, Cameron led the CAC in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game. He also tied for the league lead in three-point percentage (45.8), which was second-best in Wesley history. He also ranked third in free-throw percentage (82.7).

Cameron also led the Wolverines with 83 assists, was second in rebounding (146) and tied for third in steals (30).

Lawson tallied 13.2 points per game, ninth-best in the CAC, and was sixth in the league with 46 steals.

College lacrosse

WOMEN, Delaware 11, Monmouth 10: Senior goalie Taylor Carpentier came through with a save with just one second left to seal the win for the Blue Hens (2-2).

Delaware led, 11-6, with 15 minutes remaining before the Hawks (1-5) rattled off four unanswered goals.

Senior captain Becky Gohsler had a career-high seven draw controls to go along with two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

College softball

Wesley 8, Gallaudet 4: The Wolverines used a four-run third inning to pull away to the win on Tuesday.

Pitcher Dori Loukopoulos struck out seven batters and allowed four runs and three hits in four innings of work to earn her second win. Abbey Mayse picked up her first collegiate save, pitching three innings of shutout relief and striking out two.

Bianca Newsom, Brandi Dalious (Polytech) and Karina Cardona each had two hits with Dalious and Ashley Royer both hitting two-run homeruns.

College field hockey

Hens’ Oltmans earns CAA award: Delaware field hockey player Emmeline Oltmans was named the Colonial Athletic Association Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Athletically, Oltmans was a four-year starter in goal for the Blue hens, finishing her career with 63 wins, while ranking in the Top-10 in five statistical categories in program history. She was a two-time first-team All-CAA honoree and played a big role in Delaware’s run to the 2016 national championship.

Off the field, the Netherlands native earned four consecutive CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll accolades, along with back-to-back CoSIDA Academic All-American nominations. This past summer, Oltmans was a research fellow alongside Dr. Darcy Reisman in the STAR Health Systems at the University of Delaware where she helped conduct research on patients recovering from a stroke.

She has compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.78 in Biological Sciences during her time at Delaware.

Oltmans is the fifth Blue Hen over the past seven years to be named CAA Scholar-Athlete of the year, joining Ben Sampson (2017 – men’s soccer), Lindsay Prettyman (2014 – track/cross country), Elena Delle Donne (2012, 2013 – women’s basketball).

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