Local roundup: Senator girls pull away for 56-44 win over Panthers

Dover’s Ally Manifold, who scored 12 points, is fouled from behind while driving to the basket by Diamond Hendricks of Polytech during Friday’s basketball game at Dover. the host Senators won 56-44. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Dover High pulled away in the second half in posting a 56-44 victory over Polytech in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Friday night.

The Senators trailed by a point at halftime before out-scoring the Panthers, 41-28, in the second half.

Kerianne Smith scored 15 points with Ally Manifold adding 12 for Dover (3-2 North, 3-2 overall).

Polytech’s Carleigh Knotts was called for a foul trying to block a shot by Tamyah Jones of Dover.

Yaa Asantewa Afriyie had a team-high 12 points for the Panthers with Jazmin Kellam scoring 11.

Sussex Central 54, Sussex Tech 39: Raeonna Stratton tallied 32 of the Golden Knights’ 54 points, sinking six three-pointers, as Central picked up the Henlopen North win.

The Knights led by four at halftime before out-scoring the Ravens, 17-5, in the third quarter to take control. Azayah Garrison and Tameeyah Bowden added nine points apiece.

Dover girls basketball head coach Jahi Davenport during a timeout in the first quarter of Friday’s game with Polytech.

Mi’Cah Shelton led Sussex Tech with 10 points while Daniya Dashiell netted nine.

Cape Henlopen 51, Caesar Rodney 35: The Vikings jumped out to a 20-9 first-quarter lead en route to the victory.

Niyashja Mosley scored 13 points with Dania Cannon adding 12.

Ally Manifold of Dover drives the baseline past Polytech defender Claire Fuchs.

Stacey Deputy (11) and Alexia Jordan (10) led the Riders.

Boys’ basketball

Dover 75, Polytech 39: The Senators out-scored the Panthers, 45-22, in the second half before improving to 5-0, both in the Henlopen North and overall.

Dover faces Concord today at 3 p.m. at St. Georges as part of the Rumble by the River.

Sussex Tech 65, Sussex Central 31: Ja’Shaun Johnson’s 19 points sparked the Ravens to the Henlopen North win.

Kevin Custis (15), Skylar Johnson (12) and Devon Reynolds (12) also finished in double figures for Sussex Tech, which out-scored the Golden Knights, 27-11, in the third quarter.

Lake Forest 55, Seaford 28: The Spartans opened up a 29-13 halftime advantage in the South win.

Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach led Lake Forest (4-0) with 16 points while Jene Sample and Jaysem Vazquez both had 14.

Amir Harris had 11 points for the Blue Jays.

Delmarva Christian 67, Wilm. Christian 30: Andrew Workman netted 26 points to pace the Royals (5-1) to their fourth straight win.

Wyatt Kwiatkowski added 14 points for Delmarva Christian, which led 36-15 at halftime.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 117, Pfeiffer 105: The Wolverines’ 117 points in Friday night’s win were the most points scored in a regulation game in program history.

They bested the previous scoring mark of 113 set against Allentown College (now DeSales University) during the 1987-88 season.

As a team, Wesley shot a season-best 63 percent (42-of-66) from the field, hit 14-of-28 from three-point range and 19-for-23 from the free-throw line.

Brian Cameron tied a career best with 34 points along with eight rebounds. Cameron was 13-of-18 shooting, along with knocking down 5-of-8 from beyond the three-point line.

Eric Anderson, Terrence Braxton and Derick Charles joined Cameron in scoring double figures. Braxton notched a career-high 19 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, in his first collegiate start. Anderson recorded 25 points while Charles registered 17 points.

DelTech drops three: Delaware Technical Community College’s men’s basketball team dropped three games this past week, falling to 0-14 on the season.

Against County College of Morris on Dec. 8, Delaware Tech lost 95-69. Sophomore Darius Jackson led the way with 22 points and was 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Freshman Anthony Oyekan added 20 points, and freshman Tony Wright had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Delaware Tech lost 69-57 to Hagerstown Community College on Dec. 10. Oyekan led the way with 34 points, while freshman Corey Doran added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Against Bucks County Community College, Delaware Tech lost 89-62 on Dec. 13. Oyekan once again led Delaware Tech with 20 points, while Jackson had 13 points and six rebounds, and Wright grabbed 10 rebounds.

College football

Wolverines’ Kemp named All-American: For the first time in his career, Wesley College senior wide receiver Alex Kemp was named to an All-America team.

The Caesar Rodney High grad was selected to the D3football.com All-America third team. Kemp led the New Jersey Athletic Conference in receiving yards (1,090), receptions (63) receiving touchdowns (11) and receiving yards per game (99.1).

Kemp registered six games with over 100 yards receiving in a game and finished his career as the third receiver in Wesley history to surpass the 3,000 receiving yard mark in a career. He totaled 218 receptions, 3,500 receiving yards and 35 receiving touchdowns during his career.

A four-time All-NJAC honoree, Kemp picked up D3football.com All-East Region first team accolades earlier in December.

Hens’ Farinella honored: Delaware center Mario Farinella has been named to the Walter Camp FCS All-America football team.

Farinella started every game for the Blue Hens as a senior and helped clear the way for an offense that recorded 15 rushing touchdowns and had its highest passing yardage total in five years.

He was one of four Colonial Athletic Association players honored on the team.

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