Local roundup: Polytech girls defeat nonconference hoop foe St. Mark’s 54-42

Yaa Asantewa Afriyie of Polytech tries to put back a rebound and is fouled by Dinitella Shepherd of St. Mark’s. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Three players scored in double figures to pace Polytech High to a 54-42 victory over St. Mark’s in non-conference girls’ basketball on Saturday afternoon.

YaaYaa Afriyie (19 points), Jazmin Kellam (14) and Courtney Turner (14) all led the Panthers, who out-scored the Spartans, 15-8, in the fourth quarter to close out the win.

Polytech (8-5) has won six of its last seven games.

St. Elizabeth 59, Cape Henlopen 50: St. Elizabeth built a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter before snapping Cape’s 10-game winning streak.

Abigail Hearn netted 25 points for Cape (11-2), sinking 10 of the Vikings’ 18 field goals.

Jazmin Kellam of Polytech fights her way through the Spartans’ defense to score in the second quarter.

Ber’Nyah Ward-Mayo had 24 points for St. Elizabeth (10-2).

Dover 60, Brandywine 15: Kerianne Smith scored 20 points as the Senators (7-5) won their third game in a row.

Tamyah Jones added 15 points for Dover, which used a 23-6 in the third quarter to polish off the win.

Jazmin Kellam of Polytech pulls down a rebound ahead of Donitella Shepherd of the Spartans in the first half Saturday.

Boys’ basketball

Dover 82, Brandywine 38: The Senators out-scored the Bulldogs, 35-15, in the third quarter before improving to 15-0.

Sussex Tech 46, William Penn 45: The Ravens improved to 9-6 with the one-point non-conference victory.


Salesianum 43, Sussex Central 18: The Sals won four straight bouts between 106 and 126 pounds while scoring 20 points to take control of the match.

Tarryl Sturgis (170) and Tyler Karr (285) both had pins for Sussex Central.

Caesar Rodney 66, William Penn 6: In a match held on Friday, the Riders registered eight pins before earning the victory.

Winning by fall for CR were Michael Primo (126), Jackson Dean (145), Gabriel Degraffinreed (152), Nate Poplos (170), Ryan Rigby (182), Kevin Hudson (285), Dawson Mitchell (106) and Marlon Smith (113).

Sussex Tech 67, Delmar 9: The Ravens won five matches by pin in the victory on Saturday.

Winning by fall for Sussex Tech were Isaac Soto-Prerz (106), Evan Broomall (126), Roberto Santos (138), Daniel Alvarez (182) and Jamie Schirmer (285).

The Wildcats picked up a pin from Jammell Copes (132).

Sussex Tech 45, William Penn 29: The Ravens registered six pins in their other victory on Saturday.

Mason Rolph (120), Evan Broomall (126), Josh Negron (160), Trey Hatfield (170), Andrew Hawkins (220) and Jamie Schirmer (285).

College basketball

MEN, Howard 80, Delaware State 74: Four Hornets scored in double figures but it wasn’t enough as DSU (3-17 overall) fell to 0-7 in the MEAC.

Kevin Larkin (Sussex Tech) netted a team-high 19 points, Pinky Wiley and D’Marco Baucum had 13 apiece and Ameer Bennett added 10 for DelState.

The Hornets trailed 38-34 at halftime. They got Howard’s lead down as little as one point in the second half but never took the lead.

Immaculata 81, Wesley 67: Evan Anderson netted a career-high 33 points but it wasn’t enough for the Wolverines in their Atlantic Conference loss.

Anderson drained 6-of-8 three-pointers and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Brian Cameron collected his sixth double-double of the season and second in a row, with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Wesley (9-11, 3-4 AEC) had a two-game winning streak snapped.

WOMEN, Howard 78, Delaware State 62: NaJai Pollard tallied 23 points for the Hornets (1-6 MEAC, 3-15 overall) in their MEAC loss.

Pollard has 1,752 points for her career and is eight points away from third place on DSU’s all-time scoring list. She also has 935 career rebounds, 46 boards away from moving into second place in school history.

Delaware State shot 20-of-56 (35.7 percent) from the field and 3-of-12 (25.0 percent) on three-point attempts. Lanayjha Ashe added 17 points and five assists.

Immaculata 60, Wesley 40: Angelique Gathers tallied a team-high 12 points in the Wolverines’ Atlantic East Conference loss.

Monshea Newsome-Murray tallied 10 points along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Shelby Johnson pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and chipped in with six points.

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