Local roundup: Smyrna boys, St. Thomas More, Lake Forest girls all win

Smyrna High jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead before registering an 83-55 victory over Howard in non-conference boys’ basketball on Tuesday night.

The Eagles won for the third time in their last four games to even their record at 3-3.

Izaiah Credle netted 20 points with Nashon Sylvester adding 19 as four Smyrna players finished in double figures. Brandon Smith (12) and Taron Gibbs (10) also led the way.

Woodbridge 53, Polytech 51: The Raiders built a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter before holding off the Panthers.

Polytech out-scored Woodbridge, 23-11, in the fourth quarter.

Caravel 51, Sussex Tech 45: Kevin Keister scored 20 points, including three three-pointers, as the Buccaneers pulled out the win.

Kevin Custis scored 12 points while Ericson Willy added 10 for the Ravens, who led by three after the first quarter.

Delmarva Christian 77, Christiana 71: The Royals (7-1) stormed back from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit to top the Vikings in overtime.

Delmarva Christian out-scored the Vikings 28-8 in the fourth quarter to tie the contest before out-scoring Christiana, 11-5, in OT.

Andrew Workman netted 31 points with Wyatt Kwiatkowski adding 26. The two players combined to sink eight three-pointers.

Girls’ basketball

St. Thomas More 50, Seaford 14: The Ravens out-scored the Blue Jays, 21-2, in the second quarter to break open a three-point game.

Jessica Simmons scored a game-high 20 points with Olivia Lynch adding 10.

Sussex Central 66, Laurel 28: Brenya Reid and Raeonna Stratton tallied 12 points apiece as the Golden Knights (6-0) stayed unbeaten. Central led 51-12 at halftime.

Devonna Sheppard had 12 points for the Bulldogs.

Lake Forest 22, Indian River 19: Grace Aguilar scored eight points as the Spartans rallied to win the low-scoring Henlopen South contest.

Lake Forest out-scored the Indians, 14-7, in the fourth-quarter after trailing 12-8.

Woodbridge 52, Delmarva Christian 21: The Raiders improved to 6-0 with the non-conference victory.

Delmar 59, Sussex Academy 24: The Wildcats picked up a Henlopen South win over the Seahawks.

Cape Henlopen 86, Milford 3: The Vikings netted the first 38 points of the game before picking up the victory.

Newark Charter 57, First State Military 13: The Bulldogs fell behind, 38-3, by halftime in the loss.

College basketball

Hens pick up ‘Nova transfer: Dylan Painter, a 6-foot-9 forward on Villanova’s men’s basketball team, announced this week that he is transferring to Delaware.

He will have two and a half seasons of eligibility remaining starting after the end of UD’s first semester in 2019.

Painter redshirted last winter when the Wildcats won the national title. But the former first-team All-Stater at Hershey, Pa. High played in 23 games for Villanova as a freshman.

Painter posted a career-high 10 points with six rebounds in a Big East quarterfinal game against St. John’s. He played in two games for the Wildcats this season, starting the season opener.

WOMEN, Delaware 69, Gardner-Webb 45: The Blue Hens (4-6) took control with a 22-2 run midway through the first half as they snapped a three-game losing streak.

Junior Bailey Kargo led Delaware with a season-best 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, including a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the three-point line. Redshirt senior Alison Lewis, who earned her second straight start, collected career-highs of 17 points and four assists to go along with a season-high eight rebounds.

Robert Morris 64, Delaware State 63: Ire Ozzy-Momodu scored on a putback with just seven seconds to give the Colonials the victory.

A contested shot by DSU’s Keke Barber at the buzzer was off the mark.

NaJai Pollard scored a season-high 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Hornets, who rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit. Lanayjha Ashe added 10 points, seven assists, and two steals.

College football

Several Hens named All-Americans: Six Delaware football players were honored recently with All-American accolades, including first-team honorees for the first time since 2013.

Nasir Adderley (STATS FCS) and Mario Farinella (Walter Camp) earned first-team recognition, marking the first time since Zach Kerr in 2013 that a Blue Hen received a spot on the top team.

Classmates Troy Reeder (STATS FCS second team) and Charles Scarff (STATS FCS second team) also received accolades for their outstanding play all season long. The three members of the STATS FCS All-American teams are the most for any CAA program.

In addition, Collin Wallish became the first Blue Hen since 2004 to earn Academic All-American honors, while DeJoun Lee was named to the HERO Sports Sophomore All-American team.

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