Local Roundup: Lake boys top Laurel; Bulldog girls defeat Spartans

Lake Forest High jumped out to a 15-point first-quarter lead before posting a 73-27 victory over Laurel in Henlopen Conference Southern Division boys’ basketball on Monday.

The loss was the first of the season for the Bulldogs (2-1 South, 4-1 overall) while the Spartans improved to 2-0 both in the South and overall.

Ahmanuel White (14 points), Isaiah Morris (11) and Shyron Salandy (10) all scored in double figures for Lake Forest, which had 10 players score three or more points in the contest. The Spartans outscored Laurel, 47-11, in the second half.

St. Thomas More 76, ESHS@DSU 66: The Ravens built a 37-25 halftime advantage before improving to 3-0.

Seaford 93, North Dorchester, Md. 52: Ethan Lambert netted 34 points to pace the Blue Jays to their first victory of the season.

Quintae Sykes added 23 points for Seaford, which also got double-digit scoring from Nathan Barrett (12) and Jy’Heim Spencer (10 points).

Salisbury, Md. 40, Delmarva Christian 34: Salisbury outscored the Royals, 12-8, in the fourth quarter to wrap up the win.

Girls’ basketball

Laurel 63, Lake Forest 26: The Bulldogs picked up a Henlopen South win over the Spartans on Monday.

Delmarva Christian 48, Salisbury, Md. 26: Gracie Fetterman tallied 14 points as the Royals improved to 4-0.

Camryn Breasure and Kandice Schlaback added 10 points apiece for Delmarva Christian, which led 25-10 at halftime.

College baseball

Three local players to captain Hens: Diaz Nardo (Cape Henlopen), Nick Spadafino (Dover) and Calvin Scott (St. Mark’s) have been named Delaware’s baseball captains for the 2018 season.

The three seniors return to a squad that won 34 games a season ago, advancing to the program’s first NCAA Regional since 2001. The Delaware trio is the first set of Delaware natives to be selected as captains since 1982 when Jim Sherman (William Penn) and Chuck Coker (Dover) served as captains.

“All three players have earned the respect of both their coaches and their teammates,” said Sherman, the Blue Hens’ coach. “We look forward to another great season of Blue Hens baseball.”

Spadafino returns for his senior season in Newark after posting a 7-3 record a season ago. The righthander pitched a team-best 76.2 innings last season and allowed just six earned runs over his final 21.2 innings.

Spadafino is now a two-time time captain.

A third-team All-CAA selection, Nardo started all 57 games for the Hens last season, hitting a team-high 16 doubles. The third baseman hit five home runs and drove in 35 runs.

Scott was named a third-team All-CAA selection, as he hit .332 last season with an on-base percentage of .436. The outfielder also hit 13 doubles and pair of triples.

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