Local roundup: Panther girls pull away for 48-28 North win over Riders

Polytech High out-scored Caesar Rodney by 18 points in the second half to put away a 48-28 victory over the Riders in Henlopen Northern Division girls’ basketball on Friday night.

It was the Panthers’ first official win over CR in over a decade. Polytech also beat the Riders in their season opener but had to forfeit the victory.

YaaYaa Afriyie netted 21 points while Courtney Turner added 13 for Polytech (7-4), which won its fifth game in a row.

Alexia Jordan (11) and Trinity Wailes (10) both reached double figures for CR.

Dover 37, Smyrna 27: The Senators out-scored the Eagles, 16-4, in the third quarter to overcome a three-point halftime deficit.

Riana Sizer netted 12 points with Kerianne Smith adding 10 for Dover, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Marqueisha Bennett scored 10 points to pace Smyrna.

Woodbridge 72, Seaford 21: Janeira Scott tallied 22 points as the Raiders (11-0) stayed unbeaten with the Henlopen South win.

Cha’Kya Johnson added 19 points and Sierra Smith scored 15 for Woodbridge, which opened up a 24-point first-quarter lead.

Seaford was led by Jada Evans with 11 points.

ECHS@DSU 39, Freire Charter 21: The Hornets improved to 2-7 with the victory.

Boys’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 70, Polytech 45: The Riders shook off an early nine-point deficit to post the North victory.

Senior Shaft Clark netted 30 points after sinking 13 of CR’s 27 field goals. Polytech led 14-5 after the first quarter but the Riders went on a 27-13 second-quarter run to take control.

The win was the fourth in a row for CR (10-2).

Brandin Obidike tallied a team-high 23 points for the Panthers.

Cape Henlopen 51, Sussex Central 33: The Vikings out-scored the Golden Knights, 34-16, in the second half to break away from a 17-17 halftime tie.

Ja’Vaughn Burton netted 16 points, including 8-of-9 shooting from the foul line, for Cape, which stopped a three-game losing streak.
Jahlier Pettyjohn had 11 points for Central.

ECHS@DSU 59, Freire Charter 45: The Hornets raised their record to 5-6 after picking up the win.

Salisbury School 52, Sussex Academy 38: The Seahawks dropped a non-conference decision on Friday.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 78, Hofstra 59: The Blue Hens (1-3 CAA, 6-10 overall) earned their first conference win on Friday.

The Blue Hens received at least two points and one rebound from every player who saw playing time while junior Samone DeFreese led the way with 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. DeFreese added eight rebounds.

Makeda Nicholas contributed 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists while freshman Jasmine Dickey logged her fourth career double-double after finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Delaware has won 18 of the last 21 versus Hofstra and is now 60-12 all-time against the Pride.

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