Local roundup: Polytech girls edge Sussex Central, Panther boys rally to top Knights

Polytech High overcame an early five-point deficit to knock off Sussex Central, 52-49, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ basketball on Friday night.

Yaa Afriyie (13 points), Courtney Turner (11) and Diamond Hendricks (11) all scored in double digits for the Panthers, who outscored the Golden Knights, 39-31, over the final three quarters.

Polytech (10-6) has won 10 games in a season for the first time since 2013.

Ambria Stratton netted a game-high 16 points for the Golden Knights with Azayah Garrison and Raeonna Stratton adding 11 points apiece.

Caesar Rodney 59, Smyrna 46: Brionna Brooks tallied 23 points to pace the Riders to the Henlopen North victory.

Alexis Reid added 11 points for CR, which built a 29-19 halftime lead.

Smyrna was led by Jayla Smith with 18. Jennifer Sloven and Marqueisha Bennett each added 11 points.

Sussex Tech 62, Cape Henlopen 36: The Ravens used a 23-6 run in the second quarter to take control of the Henlopen North contest.

Mi’Cah Shelton had 16 with Janaiya Stevens scoring 14 for Sussex Tech.

Indian River 47, Sussex Academy 35: Fabrea McCray scored 15 points and Julia Jordan added 11 for the Indians in the South win.

IR outscored the Seahawks, 30-17, in the second half after trailing by one at halftime.

Abigail Hearn netted 10 points for Sussex Academy.

Boys’ basketball

Polytech 73, Sussex Central 66: The Panthers stormed back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit before earning their first Henlopen North victory in overtime.

Polytech (1-10 North, 2-15 overall) outscored the Golden Knights, 18-11, in OT.

Brandin Obidike scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers while Christian Cote and Micah Saunders added 10 points apiece. Polytech outscored Central, 28-15, in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.

Jasiah Turner (16) and Rhylee Matthews (15) led the Knights.

Lake Forest 67, Hodgson 32: Thomas Hoskins tallied 13 points to lead the Spartans to the nonconference victory.

Isaiah Morris (12) and Jaysem Vazquez (10) also reached double figures for Lake Forest (11-6), which led a 62-23 advantage after three quarters. Lake Forest sank nine threes in the contest.

Cape Henlopen 86, Sussex Tech 77: The Vikings outscored the Ravens by seven points in the fourth quarter to put away the Henlopen North victory.

Ian Robertson (24 points), Sh’Kai Chandler (23) and Randy Rickards (22) combined for 69 of Cape’s 86 points.

Jaquan Burton netted 20 points for Sussex Tech, which hit 10 three-pointers for the contest. Devon Reynolds (14) and Dominick Conquest (13) also scored in double figures.

Indian River 77, Sussex Academy 43: Ja’Shaun Johnson netted 21 points for the Indians, who used a 25-8, third-quarter run to break open the South matchup.

Jamier Felton (17) and Michael Meehan (15) also led IR.

Jake Anthony posted a team-high 12 points for the Seahawks with William Davis adding 10.

Delaware Military 81, First State Military 51: Zion Lofland had 19 points with Treyvon McCray adding 18 to pace the Bulldogs in the loss.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 68, William & Mary 59: Every Delaware player that saw minutes Friday evening registered at least two points and three rebounds in the Blue Hens’ CAA victory.

Junior Nicole Enabosi, who collected her 100th career blocked shot in the second quarter, led the Hens (14-8, 7-4 CAA) with 17 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.

Sophomore Rebecca Lawrence added a career-high 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds while classmate Samone DeFreese contributed 10 points and six rebounds.

The win marked Delaware’s 200th overall in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Hens lead the all-time series against William & Mary, 23-8, and have won five of the last seven.

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