Local Roundup: Smyrna, CR, Golden Knight wrestlers triumph; Wesley men win

Dover’s Tyshaun Cole trying to get free from grip of Michael Giampietro in the 152-pound bout Wednesday night. Giampietro won by a 9-7 decision. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Ryan Kelley’s second-period pin in the night’s final match clinched Smyrna High’s 39-29 win over Dover in Henlopen Conference Northern Division wrestling on Wednesday evening.

The Senators won three straight bouts to close within 33-29 before Kelley won by fall in 3:24 at 138 pounds.

Divine Watkins of the Senators is seconds away from pinning Smyrna’s Chris Marr in the first period of the 160-pound match. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Kelley’s pin was one of five for the Eagles. Smyrna (2-0) also got pins from Gregoy Baum (145), Andrew Benedictis-Bayne (285), Joseph Natarcola (106) and Jaxson Al-Chokhachy (113).

Winning by fall for Dover (3-2) were Divine Watkins (160) and Amir Pierce (120).

Caesar Rodney 51, Polytech 24: The Riders picked up four pins in posting the Henlopen North win over the Panthers.

Dover’s Tyshaun Cole trying to get free from grip of Michael Giampietro in the 152-pound bout Wednesday night. Giampietro won by a 9-7 decision. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Avon Jones (160) opened the match with a fall for CR before Paul Hicks (195), Patrick Wisniewski (106) and Benedict Anderson (132) also won by pin.
Polytech had pins from Dylan Craighton (220), Ronald Graham (120) and Adam Greenly (138).

Sussex Central 51, Cape Henlopen 15: The Golden Knights started the match with four pins in a row en route to the North victory.

Tyler Karr (285), Mason Ankrom (113) and Dany Ramirez (120) all won by fall in under a minute for Central. The Knights also got pins from Cole Jester (106) and Yunior Cruz (195).

Dover’s Azim Opare scores a takedown in the 3rd period to come from behind and win by decision over SmyrnaÕs Hunter Moyer in the 220-pound bout. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

For the Vikings, a 24-second pin from Anthony Caruso (126) was the fastest of the match. Andre Currie (138) also won by fall.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 83, Lancaster Bible 78: The Wolverines (2-5) rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to snap their three-game losing streak.

All five Wolverine starters scored eight or more points, led by Evan Anderson with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field. Brian Cameron tallied 19 points, draining four of his five three-point attempts and adding five assists.

J.W. Lawson added 11 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Trailing 41-34 at halftime, the Wolverines got out to a 24-10 run in the first 10 minutes of the second half to overtake the Chargers (6-2).

WOMEN, Rosemont 69, Wesley 53: Stacey O’Neale netted a career-high 19 points, with five three-pointers, for the Wolverines (2-6) in the loss.

Monshea Newsome-Murray dished out 10 assists, netted eight points, grabbed seven rebounds and stole the ball six times for Wesley. Maura Binkley pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to also set a career-high.

College football

Wesley’s Gono named All-American: Wesley College senior offensive tackle Matt Gono was named to the American Football Coaches Association Coaches’ All-America first team.

Gono is a three-time D3Football.com All-East Region honoree and a two-time All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference first-team award winner and a 2015 D3football.com All-America honorable mention. Gono was also a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy.

Gono led the Wolverines to the best offense in the New Jersey Athletic Conference with 5,295 total yards. He paved the way for sophomore running back and fellow All-ECAC first-team honoree E.J. Lee, who rushed for 1,582 yards and 22 touchdowns. With Gono guiding the way, Lee ranked 7th in rushing yards for all of DIII.

One of the best offensive lineman in the country regardless of division, all 32 NFL teams have been to Wesley’s campus to see Gono play.

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