Local roundup: Senators remain unbeaten with 63-49 triumph over William Penn

Dover’s Elijah Allen drives to the basket for a layup during Friday night’s home basketball game against William Penn. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Dover High started the new year by picking up where it left off in 2018.

The Senators took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter before downing William Penn, 63-49, to remain unbeaten in boys’ basketball on Friday night.

At 9-0, Dover is off to the program’s best start in over a decade.

Elijah Allen netted 13 of his game-high 24 points in the first half for the Senators. The junior sank three of his four three-pointers in the first quarter.

Eden Davis added 16 points, including nine in the third quarter when Dover out-scored the Colonials, 15-8. The Senators made 12 of 16 foul shots.

Delmar 68, First State Military 53: The Wildcats out-scored the Bulldogs, 36-18, in the second half to overcome a three-point halftime deficit.

Jeremiah Lumkin-Beale (17 points), Jerome Mitchell (15) and Isaiah KAne (15) all scored in double figures for Delmar (4-2), which won its third game in a row.

Dover’s Eden Davis and teammate Eric White (right) trying to block Brandon Ash of William Penn.

Treyvon McCray, who sank three three-pointers, and Davide DePina had 14 points apiece for First State Military with Jayven Walls adding 10.

Newark Charter 65, Polytech 61: The Panthers couldn’t hold a 10-point lead as the Patriots out-scored them, 14-5, in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 59, Smyrna 53: Junior Lillian Ayers poured in 24 points to pace the Riders to the Henlopen North victory.

Ayers sank 8-of-10 free throws for CR, which also got 13 points from Stacey Deputy. The Riders out-scored by one or two points in all four quarters.

Jayla Smith had 23 points for Smyrna while Marqueisha Bennett scored 13 and Jennifer Sloven added 11.

Cape Henlopen 59, Appoquinimink 40: The Vikings (7-1) out-scored the Jaguars, 26-6, in the first quarter before stretching their winning streak to six games in a row.

Morgan Mahoney finished with 22 points for Cape while Abigail Hearn (16) and Dania Cannon (15) also scored in double figures.

ECHS@DSU 42, First State Military 28: The Hornets (1-4) downed the Bulldogs for their first win of the season.

Sussex Academy 48, Design Thinking Academy 12: Kathryn Van Pelt netted 18 points as the Seahawks (2-5) earned their second victory.

College basketball

James Madison 68, Delaware 43: The Blue Hens (5-8, 0-1 CAA) registered season-lows in points (43), field goal percentage (.254), field goals made (17), 3-point field goal percentage (.091) and free throw percentage (.364) in losing their CAA opener.

Makeda Nicholas led the Hens with nine points while junior Rebecca Lawrence tallied eight points and six rebounds.

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