Local roundup: Rider girls rally past Polytech; Lake Forest boys win; Hens’ Enabosi hits 1,000

CR’s Alexis Reid shoots as Polytech’s Courtney Turner goes to block in the second quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Caesar Rodney High overcame a five-point halftime deficit to down Polytech, 61-51, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ basketball on Friday afternoon.

The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Panthers (3-3 North, 7-3 overall). It was their first setback since Dec. 12.

The Riders (6-2, 6-6), who got a team-high 19 points from Kylie Kornegay-Lucas, outscored Polytech, 32-17, in the second half.

Lillian Ayers added 12 points for CR with Alexis Reid scoring 10.

Polytech’s Yaa Afriyie netted a game-high 21 points with Courtney Turner adding 13.

Dover 72, Smyrna 39: The Senators used a 24-8 third-quarter run to break open up the North victory.

Jacarra Jackson (12), Ashley Manifold (11), Ally Manifold (11) and Tajanae Henry-Coney (10) led Dover’s balanced attack.

Jayla Smith scored a game-high 18 points for the Eagles.

CR’s Kylie Kornegay-Lucas shoots a jumper against Polytech’s Courtney Turner in the first quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Sussex Central 52, Cape Henlopen 48: In a back-and-forth North matchup, the Golden Knights outscored the Vikings, 30-23, in the second half.

Raeonna Stratton netted a game-high 17 points with Azayah Garrison and Baleigh Lambert adding 10 points apiece.

Melanie McCloy (12), Dania Cannon (11) and Alexis Watkins (11) all scored in double figures for Cape.

J.M. Bennett 48, Sussex Tech 41: Bennett outscored the Ravens, 22-11, in the fourth quarter in handing Sussex Tech (9-1) its first loss of the season.

Boys’ basketball

Lake Forest 66, Sussex Academy 26: Isaiah Morris had 13 points and Jaysem Vazquez scored as the Spartans earned a Henlopen South win.

Polytech’s YaYa Afriyie drives to the basket in the second quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Ten Lake Forest players scored in the contest, which the Spartans led 57-17 after three quarters.

Cape Henlopen 75, Sussex Central 33: The Vikings jumped out to a 45-16 halftime lead before picking up their sixth-straight victory.

Ian Robertson (20 points), Randy Rickards (17) and Sh’Kai Chandler (12) all scored in double digits for Cape.

Rhylee Matthews tallied a team-high 10 points for the Golden Knights.


Smyrna 51, Milford 16: Anthony Wuest had a 27-second pin at 195 pounds for the Eagles’ quickest fall in the victory.

Also picking up pins for Smyrna were Dakota Kerr (170), Hunter Moyer (220), Joseph Natarcola (106), Nicholas Natarcola (132) and Christopher Marr (160).

Robbie Rosser (120) won by fall for the Buccaneers.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware 82, UNC-Wilmington 49: Junior Nicole Enabosi netted 25 points, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Blue Hens rolled to the Colonial Athletic Association victory.

CR’s Lillian Ayers reaches to stop the ball from going out of bounds against Polytech’sYaYa Afriyie in the second quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

She is the the 27th player in program history to reach the milestone. Enabosi added 14 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season and 34th of her three-year career.

Delaware (12-5, 5-1 CAA) led wire-to-wire and finished the game with its largest lead at 33 points. Sophomore Samone DeFreese contributed her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go along with four assists, two steals and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

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