Local roundup: Rider boys improve to 3-0 with 70-33 victory over Polytech

Caesar Rodney High remained unbeaten with a 70-33 victory over Polytech in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Tuesday night.

Caesar Rodney’s Syed Myles goes for a layup against Polytech’s Kiaurice Lockett in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s Henlopen North boys basketball game at Polytech. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Kamal Marvel scored 19 points, Syed Myles had 15 and Braxton Robinson added 12 for the Riders, who are 3-0 in the North and overall. Myles sank three of CR’s five three-pointers.

The Riders out-scored the Panthers, 23-9, in the first quarter to take control. CR has won its last nine meetings with Polytech (0-2).
Chris Cote tallied 15 points to pace the Panthers.

Woodbridge 78, Sussex Academy 20: The unbeaten Blue Raiders (4-0) jumped out to a 34-4 first-quarter lead before earning the South victory.

Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach (13), Ty’Quan Sampson (12), Or’mon Sanders (11) and Ricky Kane (10) all scored in double figures for Woodbridge.
Laurel 83, ECHS@DSU 54: The Bulldogs built a 45-28 halftime lead in the South win.

Delmar 59, Indian River 26: The Wildcats took a 30-10 advantage into the second half of the South victory.

Cameron Bozman netted 12 points for Delmar with Jeremiah Beale adding 10.

Gage Spinks led the Indians with 10 points.

Freire Charter 49, First State Military 44: The Bulldogs dropped a non-conference decision to Freire.

Girls’ basketball

Polytech 54, Caesar Rodney 51: The Panthers out-scored the Riders, 11-5, in the fourth quarter to rally for the North win.

Woodbridge 67, Sussex Academy 12: Janeira Scott netted 14 points and Cha’Kya Scott added 11 as the Blue Raiders (2-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season.

Woodbridge built a 36-6 lead by halftime.

Sussex Central 50, Milford 14: Jamarah Hopkins netted 10 points for the Golden Knights, who finished off the North win by out-scoring the Buccaneers, 18-3, in the fourth quarter.

Three other players scored nine points each for Central.

First State Military 49, Freire Center 35: The Bulldogs scored all 14 points of overtime to pick up their first victory.

Jayla Hernandez (16), Kyndall Wyngaard (12) and Jshane Allen (11) paced First State Military.

College basketball

DSU’s Crosby honored by MEAC: Delaware State senior guard John Crosby has been named the Player of the Week by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Crosby poured in 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field, including one three-pointer in two attempts and eight-for-10 shooting at the free throw line, in DSU’s 84-76 loss to Loyola on Dec. 4. For the season, he leads all MEAC players in scoring at 20.1 points per game.

Crosby has topped the 20-point mark in five of the Hornets’ 10 games, including two 30-point performances, and has led the team in scoring in seven contests.

Hornets’ Collins wins award: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has named Delaware State’s Sharajah Collins as co-Player of the Week.

The junior college transfer from Hillsborough Community College totaled 25 points (11-of-15) four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a win over St. Peter’s.

Collins is averaging 13.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

Wesley 52, Medgar Evers 34: Angelique Gathers led the Wolverines with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win on Monday.

Lekeshia Brown-Myrick added 10 points, six steals and three assists.

College football

Two Wolverines named all-region: Wesley College senior wide receiver Ruhann Peele and Junior linebacker Dante Daniel were named to the D3football.com All-East Region team.

Peele earned second-team honors while Daniel was honored on the third team.

Peele led the NJAC in receptions (8.1 per game), receiving yards (114.1 per game), receiving touchdowns (12), and points scored (9.2 per game) and ranked second in the conference in all-purpose yards (116.6 per game).

Daniel ranked fourth in the league in tackles (43 solo, 40 assisted, 83 total), seventh in passes defended (8), and third in fumbles recovered (3 for 5 yards).

College field hockey

Hens’ Strien named All-American: Delaare junior Femke Strien has been named a Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American.

Strien becomes just the fourth-ever NFHCA first-team All-American in Blue Hen history.

The Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, Strien finished the year fourth in Delaware single-season history with 45 points (17g, 11a). The forward ranked seventh nationally with 2.25 points per game and 10th with 0.85 goals per.

The University of Delaware now has 45 field hockey All-American honorees.

College volleyball

Hens’ Bellinger honored: The American Volleyball Coaches Association named Delaware senior Maria Bellinger to its East All-Region team.

The back-to-back All-CAA first-teamer led the conference in kills per set for the second straight season, averaging 4.59 a frame to rank 18th nationally. She also saw a serious improvement in hitting percentage, going from .187 as a junior to .241 in her final campaign.

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