Local roundup: Raven girls win North, Wesley falls to Frostburg

Sussex Tech High defeated Polytech, 59-40, to wrap up the Henlopen Conference Northern Division title in girls’ basketball on Saturday afternoon.

The Ravens (15-3 overall) finish their North schedule with a record 11-1. If they lost on Saturday, they would have played a tiebreaker with Caesar Rodney for the North crown.

Junior forward Janiya Stevens scored a team-high 14 points for the Sussex Tech. Junior guard Airelle Parker added another 10 points. In all, 11 different players scored in Tech’s 19-point victory.

“Being 15-3, with our schedule and our conference, I’m extremely proud of that,” said coach Justin Davis. “For our girls, from day one, winning the conference was a goal and obviously to do that you have to win the division first. They’re really happy and proud.”

With the North title, Sussex Tech will face South champion Woodbridge (16-4) in the Henlopen Conference championship on Friday at Dover High.

Polytech was led by Courtney Turner with 16 points.

Boys’ basketball

Sussex Tech 53, Salesianum 50: The Ravens concluded the regular season with a record of 16-4 after edging the Sals on the road.

Sussex Tech sank 12-of-13 free throws in the fourth quarter of the nonconference contest.

College basketball

MEN, Florida A&M 66, Delaware State 63: DSU added another chapter in its frustrating season, coughing up a four-point lead in the final 79 seconds of a 66-63 MEAC loss.

The Rattlers won for the second time in the last three games to improve to 6-23 overall and 5-8 in the MEAC. The Hornets dropped their 21st game in a row to fall to 2-25 and 0-12.

Delaware State opened up a 61-57 lead on a Marquise Collins lay-up with 1:24 left.

Florida A&M scored on its next two possessions and pulled ahead for good, on a three-ball by Justin Ravenel with 40 seconds showing on the second half clock.

The Rattlers led 64-63 with the ball, but committed a turnover with just less than seven seconds left. The Hornets, however, could not take advantage.

Williams hit two more free throws for the Rattlers with 1.7 second remaining.

A desperation attempt from beyond half court by DSU’s Collins fell short, giving Florida A&M a two-game sweep against the Hornets this season.

Collins paced Delaware State with 18 points and a career-high five three-pointers.

Frostburg State 91, Wesley 74: The Wolverines had a four-game winning streak snapped in the CAC loss in their regular-season finale.

Sixth-seeded Wesley will play at No. 3 Salisbury on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament.

Brian Cameron (13 points), J.W. Lawson (13) and Brandon Lewis (11) all scored in double figures for Wesley.

WOMEN, Florida A&M 73, Delaware State 65: NaJai Pollard recorded a double-double but the Hornets still dropped a MEAC contest.

Pollard had 20 points and 12 rebounds along with four assists.

Frostburg State 77, Wesley 71: The Wolverines outscored the Bobcats by 17 points in the second half but it wasn’t enough as they closed their season with CAC loss.

Wesley finishes the year with a record of 3-15 in the CAC, 5-20 overall.

Frostburg (8-10, 12-13), opened up a 45-22 halftime advantage — including a 23-5 lead after the first quarter.

Stacey O’Neale poured in 25 points for Wesley, hitting 6-of-12 three-pointers. Monshea Newsome-Murray (15 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds) and Tiyanna Gibbs (13 points) also led the Wolverines.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 11, NJIT 6: Matt DeLuca posted the eighth career double-digit save performance of his career with 14 as the Blue Hens started a season 2-0 for the first time since 2012.

The six goals allowed are the second fewest allowed by the Hens in the past two-plus seasons. Midfielder Austin Haynes was charged with covering NJIT’s most potent player and limited him to just two goals, while causing two turnovers and picking up four ground balls.

Offensively, senior Will Hirschmann recorded his second straight hat trick, finishing with three goals and an assist. Through the first two games, he has seven goals and four assists.

Andrew Romagnoli extended his scoring streak to 21 games with two goals and an assist. The streak is currently the 14th longest active streak in the country.

WOMEN, Penn 12, Delaware 5: The Blue Hens fell to the No. 12-ranked team in the country on Saturday.

Sophomore Claire D’Antonio posted her first career hat-trick for Delaware. Christine Long and Caroline Farley also added goals.

College baseball

DSU splits at Savannah: Newcomer John Weglarz and Darnel Maisonet each had two hits and two runs batted in to lead Delaware State to a 9-3 victory over Savannah State in the second game of a doubleheader.

Three pitchers combined on a three-hitter to lead Savannah State to a 2-0 win in the opener.

Maisonet hit a home run in the second game while Weglarz added a pair of RBI.

Delaware 6, Charleston Southern 2: Kyle Baker had four hits and scored three times and the Hens earned their first win of the year.

James Meeker struck out three in five innings to earn the victory. Vinny Vaccone had a RBI-double for Delaware (1-1).

College softball

Blue Hens swept again: Delaware concluded action at the Tiger Invitational by falling to Maryland, 4-1, and Georgia State, 14-2, Saturday.

In the opener, senior Mariah Kondravy put the Blue Hens (0-4) on the board when she blasted a solo home run in the top of the fourth, but that would conclude the scoring. Georgia State (5-4) then scored two runs in the top of the first inning, before putting the game away with nine in the second.

College indoor track & field

Wesley men second at CAC: The Wesley College men’s track and field team took second place at the two-day Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

The second day was highlighted by Thomas Kalieta Jr. winning the 200- and 400-meter dashes. Kalieta won the 200 with a time of 22.21 seconds. and followed up with a 400 win (49.63 seconds).

Kalieta was joined by Tysean Cousar, Ja’mier Bailey and Jordan Dillard to place second in the 4×400-meter relay (3:27.57).

Christian Saulsbury picked up a win in the 60-meter dash, narrowly defeating Jose Mundo of Mary Washington. Both runners crossed the finish line in 6.97 seconds but Saulsbury won by fractions of a second.

Tre’ Johnson won the triple jump with a mark of 13.85 meters (45-5.25). Daqauy Harris-Winbush collected first-place honors in the long jump with a leap of 6.99 meters (22-11.25).

As a team, Wesley had 102 points, the most in team history at the event. Christopher Newport won the title with 198 points.

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