Local roundup: Senators win, Eagles fall in OT, Lake girls triumph

Dover’s Eden Davis looks to pass against Delmarva Christian in the first half at Dover. Delaware State News./Marc Clery

Dover High took an 11-point halftime lead before downing Delmarva Christian, 67-44, in nonconference boys’ basketball on Tuesday night.

The Senators (9-10), who are trying to lock up a berth in the DIAA state tournament, wrap up the regular season with a 5:15 p.m. contest at Newark today.

Javon Peace and Jose Colon-Silva had 11 points apiece for Dover with Elijah Allen adding 10. Twelve Senators scored in the game.

The Royals got 11 points from Wyatt Kwiatkowski.

William Penn 45, Smyrna 43, OT: The Colonials outscored the Eagles, 10-8, in overtime to hand Smyrna just its third loss to a Delaware school in the last two seasons.

Jaymeir Garnett netted 22 points while Nahshon Sylvester had 11 for the Eagles (17-3), who had a nine-game winning streak snapped. Smyrna outscored the Colonials 14-10 in the fourth quarter to send the game to OT.

The Eagles’ 43-point total was their lowest since 2015.

Dover’s Javon Peace shoots against Delmarva Christian in the first half at Dover. Delaware State News./Marc Clery

Lake Forest 63, Seaford 43: The Spartans jumped out to a 24-12, first-quarter lead before ending the regular season with their fifth win in a row.

At 14-6, Lake Forest has won two more games than it did last year. Thomas Hoskins (16), Ahmanuel White (12), Johnny Forrest (10), Isaiah Morris (10) and Jaysem Vasquez (10) all scored in double figures for the Spartans.

Forrest sank three of Lake Forest’s eight three-pointers.

St. Georges 58, ECHS@DSU 49: The Hornets led by three early and trailed by only five going into the fourth quarter before falling.

Camyron Jones netted 19 points for ECHS@DSU (14-5), which had a nine-game winning streak snapped. Kysair Hall-Murphy added 11 points.

St. Mark’s 45, Polytech 23: The Spartans built a 25-15 halftime advantage en route to the nonconference win.

Dover’s Ishmael Keba shoots over Delmarva Christian defenders in the first half at Dover. Delaware State News./Marc Clery

Cape, Smyrna to play Thursday: Cape Henlopen and Smyrna will square off on Thursday at Milford at 7 p.m. to decide the Henlopen Conference Northern Division title in boys’ basketball.

The special playoff game was necessary after the Vikings and Eagles both finished 11-1 in the North and split their two regular-season meetings against each other. The winner advances to the Henlopen Conference championship game, which will be played Friday evening at Dover High.

Cape Henlopen earned its place in the tie with a 50-48 victory over Caesar Rodney on Monday night.

Neither the North playoff game nor the conference title game count towards the teams’ point totals for the DIAA state tournament. The state tourney bracket will be determined on Friday.

Girls’ basketball

Lake Forest 38, Red Lion Christian 33: The Spartans built a 13-point halftime lead before holding on for the victory in its season finale.

Grace Aguilar tallied 18 points with Jada Gourdine and Elle Wood adding 10 points apiece for Lake Forest (8-12).

Dover’s Mekki Jarvis drives through Delmarva Christian defenders in the first half at Dover. Delaware State News./Marc Clery

Conrad 74, Caesar Rodney 53: The Riders trailed by only one point at halftime before being outscored 44-24 over the last two quarters.

Kylie Kornegay-Lucas tallied 17 points while Alexis Reid, who sank three three-pointers, added 16 for CR.

Cape Henlopen 59, Laurel 50: Sydney Pedersen, who hit four threes, and Dania Cannon netted 18 points each as the Vikings finished the regular season at 10-10.

Logan Handy scored 17 points to pace the Bulldogs.

Dickinson 64, First State Military 33: Nyasia Smith had 15 points and Priscilla Gorman added 10 for the Bulldogs, who finish 3-11.

College basketball

MEN, Salisbury 75, Wesley 68: The sixth-seeded Wolverines’ season ended with the loss to the No. 3 Sea Gulls in the quarterfinals of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament.

The back-and-forth contest featured 15 lead changes and eight ties before Salisbury (18-8) avenged a loss to Wesley (13-13) last Wednesday.

The Wolverines went up 64-62 on a George Cook on a three-pointer with 4:37 left. Wesley later tied the contest at 65-65 on a J.W. Lawson free throw with 3:36 remaining.

But Salisbury finished the contest on a 10-3 run to pull away.

Lawson (9 rebounds) and Evan Anderson led Wesley with 16 points apiece. The Wolverines was making the program’s 11th straight appearance in the CAC tourney.

College baseball

UD’s Sullivan earns CAA honor: Delaware freshman pitcher Billy Sullivan earned his first Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honor in baseball.

Sullivan (St. Mark’s) had a breakout debut against Charleston Southern on Sunday pitching the first five shutout innings for UD. Sullivan scattered just three hits and struck out nine, helping the Blue Hens to a 1-0 series-clinching win over the Buccaneers.

Sullivan is the Delaware’s first CAA Rookie of the Week honoree since 2015.

Off to a 2-1 start, the Hens play a three-game series at Florida Atlantic this weekend.

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