Local roundup: Lake Forest girls fall in state hoop tourney

The Lake Forest High girls’ basketball team never got going and fell in the first round of the DIAA state tournament.

St. Georges, the tournament’s ninth seed, defeated the No. 24 Spartans 65-26 on Wednesday night.

St. Georges (17-4) advanced to play at Cape Henlopen (18-3), the eighth seed, on Friday at 7 p.m. The teams met on Feb. 15 with Cape winning 67-34 in its home finale.

Lake Forest wrapped up its season with a 16-5 record.

The Spartans were held to just two points in the first quarter. St. Georges held a 4-2 lead with two minutes left in the first before an 11-0 run gave the Hawks a 15-2 lead.

St. Georges took a 33-10 advantage into the break. Lake Forest did rally in the second half as Grace Aguilar started the third quarter with a three-pointer.

The closest Lake Forest drew in the second half was within 17 points on back-to-back buckets by Jada Gourdine. The Hawks responded with a pair of threes to push their lead above 20 points again.

Amber Washington of St. Georges was the game’s top-scorer with 25 points. Trinity Brittingham was the only other Hawk in double figures as she finished with 12 points.

Gourdine paced the Spartans with 14 points. Aguilar chipped in seven points and Gabrielle Almonte followed with five points to round out the scoring for Lake Forest.

Sussex Tech 51, Wilmington Friends 30: The Ravens advanced as freshman Sierra Troyer netted 11 points in the first round victory.

Arielle Parker and Nicolette Phillips added nine points apiece. Sussex Tech held the Quakers to single digit points in each quarter except the fourth where the Ravens only allowed 10.

Janiya Stevens and Camille Scott both scored six points while Daniya Dashiell and Mi’Cah Shelton each had five points for the Ravens.
Sussex Tech, the No. 10 seed, will play at seventh-seeded Hodgson on Friday in the second round at 7 p.m.

College softball

Washington 19, Wesley 0: On the mound, Abbey Mayse registered a career-high seven strikeouts through five innings pitched.

Wesley drew two walks in the first game. After being hit by a pitch in the bottom of the second inning, Brooke Retkowski recorded her first stolen base of the season.

All nine of Washington’s starters recorded multi-hit performances.

The second game of the doubleheader between Wesley and Washington was halted due to weather heading into the top of the third with Wesley leading 7-1. A makeup date is still to be determined.

Karina Cardona and Miranda Kinney each drove in two runs in the second game.

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