Local Roundup: Hornet women top SC State, Wesley men win

DSU’s Alycea Sharpe shoots against South Carolina State University. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Delaware State used a dominant fourth quarter to put away a 58-44 victory over South Carolina State in MEAC women’s basketball on Saturday evening.

The Hornets were leading by only one point before outscoring the Bulldogs, 18-5, in the fnal 10 minutes.

Junior NaJai Pollard netted 14 points and 12 rebounds with A’Nikeyawna Barber scoring 12 for DelState (1-1 MEAC, 2-13 overal), which snapped a nine-game losing streak. It was the Hornets’ first victory since Nov. 29.

Delaware State outscored the Bulldogs by a combined 35-14 in the first and fourth quarters.

St. Mary’s 56, Wesley 51: The Wolverines overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes before falling short.

Stacey O’Neale’s three-pointer with 1:25 remaining knotted the score at 51-51. But the Seahawks netted the game’s last five points to post the Capital Athletic Conference victory.

DSU’s NaJai Pollard, right, battles for a rebound against South Carolina State University’s Brittany Drumgoole. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

St . Mary’s (2-4, 6-6), which won it fourth straight game, held a 40-30 advantage after three quarters before going up 41-30.

Shelby Johnson collected 18 points and 12 rebounds for Wesley (1-6 CAC, 3-10 overall). Monshea Newsome-Murray added 11 rebounds, five points, six steals and four assists while O’Neale hit three three-pointers to finish with nine points.

MEN, Wesley 74, St. Mary’s 67: Paul Clemons collected 32 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Wolverines to the Capital Athletic Conference victory.

The Wolverines (1-4 CAC, 6-7 overall) never trailed, jumping out to a 17-6 lead to start the game before winning for the third time in their last four contests. Wesley was up 42-25 at halftime but held off the Seahawks (1-4 CAC, 2-10).

Evan Anderson added 24 points for the Wolverines. Anderson and Clemons combined to hit 21-of-32 shots from the field.

The rest of the team went 7-of-31 in the game.

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