Local roundup: Jones leads Senator girls to 56-51 win over Riders

Junior Tamyah Jones netted 24 points as Dover High downed Caesar Rodney, 56-51, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday night.

For the Senators (2-1), the victory snapped a five-game losing streak to the Riders. It was Dover’s first win over CR since 2015.

Ally Manifold added 15 points for the Senators. The contest was close throughout, with Dover leading by one point at halftime and by five going into the fourth quarter.

The Riders were led by Stacey Deputy (16), Lillian Ayers (14) and Laynee Ford (10).

Sussex Central 65, Smyrna 49: The Golden Knights out-scored the Eagles by a combined 40-11 in the first and third quarters before earning the North victory.

Raeonna Stratton (15 points), Azayah Garrison (14), Tameeyah Bowden (12), Ambria Stratton (12) and Brenya Reid (10) all scored in double figures for Central, which improved to 3-0.

Smyrna’s Jayla Smith netted a game-high 19 points with Marquisha Bennett (13) and Marie Youngcourt (10) also leading the way.

Polytech 54, Sussex Tech 49: The Panthers out-scored the Ravens, 32-28, in the second half before posting the North victory.

Delmarva Christian 56, Holly Grove Christian 18: The Royals built a 36-4 halftime lead en route to the victory.

Boys’ basketball

Sussex Tech 67, Polytech 59: Three players scored in double figures to lead the Ravens to the North win.

Sussex Tech led by 17 points going into the fourth quarter before being out-scored, 26-17, in the final period.

Skylar Johnson and Devon Reynolds had 16 points apiece for Sussex Tech with Kevin Custis scoring 15.

Brandin Obidike netted a team-high 12 points for the Panthers while Jairus Mullen chipping in with 10.

Delaware Military 82, First State Military 56: Zion Lofland tallied 22 points, with five three-pointers, to pace the Bulldogs in their Diamond State Conference loss.

Delmarva Christian 62, Holly Grove Christian 48: The Royals improved to 3-1 with the win.

College basketball

DelTech drops a close one: Delaware Technical Community College’s men’s basketball team came close to picking up its
first win of the season, but fell 101-95 to Raritan Valley on Dec. 6.

The loss dropped Delaware Tech to 0-11 this season.

Freshman Anthony Oyekan led DelTech with 25 points, while sophomore Darius Jackson had 18, sophomore Kharee MacElree
had 14, and freshman Tony Wright chipped in with 13. Wright and MacElree also grabbed seven rebounds apiece, and MacElree contributed seven assists.

Oyekan (A.I. duPont) is second on the team in scoring with 14.5 points per game, and leads DelTech in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game.

Delaware Tech continues a string of road games to close out 2018 by traveling to County College of Morris on Dec. 8, Hagerstown on Dec. 10, Bucks County on Dec. 13, and Rowan College at Burlington County on Dec. 15.

Jackson is leading Delaware Tech with 26 points per game, while shooting 58 percent from the field, and 59 percent on three-pointers.

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