Local roundup; Pollard leads Hornet women past Morgan State 62-57

NaJai Pollard led the Delaware State women’s basketball team to a 62-57 win over Morgan State with a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds on Saturday.

The Hornets went on an 8-0 run to open the final quarter, the flurry was capped off by a jumper from Pollard with 5:39 left in the game.

Morgan State responded with a 13-4 run, which included two three-pointers, the second three-pointer from Ashia McCalla cut Delaware State’s lead to just three points with 41 seconds left.

DSU was able to finish the game at the free throw line converting 4-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Shonnyvelle Regalado scored 10 points for the fourth time in the last six games. Regalado also had a season high five steals.
Lanayjha Ashe had 10 points as well for DSU.

Men’s basketball

Morgan State 76, Delaware State 58: The Hornets led by a point at the half, but were outscored 43-24 in the final 20 minutes.

Saleik Edwards was the top scorer for Delaware State with 17 points, while Kevin Larkin added 12, all in the first half.

DSU committed 24 turnovers in the contest, leading to 28 Morgan State points.

College baseball

Marist 12, Delaware State 2: Marist scored ten runs in its last three at bats en route to a 12-2 victory over Delaware State in the Hornets’ 2019 home opener.

Adrian Hill (Polytech) had three hits in four at bats and Jordan was three-for-five to highlight DSU’s 10-hit attack. Nine batters hit safely for Marist, which collected 14 hits.

Dover High product Garrett Lawson (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season for the Hornets, allowing seven hits and four runs, while striking out five and walking three in 6.2 innings.

Men’s lacrosse

Wesley 12, Rosemont 9: Kyle Mackall-Lloyd led the Wolverines (1-1) with his first-career hat trick. Cody Loyd, Adam Tewey and Zach Farnell all scored two goals apiece while Tewey and Leo Kelly each dished out two assists.

On defense, Nick Bruhn caused a game-high eight turnovers along with a team-high five ground balls. Dylan Sicca registered a career-high 19 saves.

With 3:32 remaining and the Wolverines leading only 10-9, Derek Hallock (Dover) gave Wesley some insurance with his first goal in a Wesley uniform. Kelly then put the game away with a goal in the final minute.

Villanova 17, Delaware 9: The Hens dropped their first game of the year as they fell on the road to the No. 10-ranked team in the country.

Dean DiSimone and Ty Kurtz netted hat-tricks for Delaware (4-1).

Women’s lacrosse

Georgetown 15, Delaware 11: The 18th-ranked Hoyas pulled away from a 7-7 halftime tie against the Blue Hens (2-3).

Christine Long and Sydney Rausa each collected hat tricks while Sarah Bedard and Claire D’Antonio each posted two goals and an assist for Delaware.

Goalie Kate Brewster logged eight saves to go along with three ground balls and one caused turnover.

College track & field

Wesley up to No. 7 in poll: The Wesley College men’s track and field team climbed four spots to seventh in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Top 25.

After dropping to 11th from eighth in last week’s poll, Wesley rebounded to seventh after its performance at the Boston University Last Chance Meet on Feb. 23. Wesley maintains the top spot in the Mideast Region and the fourth consecutive week in the Top 25.

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