Local roundup: Smyrna, Milford earn top seeds in dual meet state tournaments

The Smyrna High and Milford High wrestling teams earned the top overall seeds for the DIAA dual meet state tournaments, it was announced on Wednesday night.

Smyrna is the No. 1 seed in Division I while Milford is the top seed in Division II. A combined eight Henlopen Conference teams made the tournament with four in Division I and four in Division II.

The tournaments have been expanded to eight teams for the first time ever. It will now be a two-day event with the quarterfinals on Friday night with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Smyrna will host the Division I quarterfinals while A.I. du Pont is hosting the Division II quarterfinals. The semifinals and finals for both Division I and Division II will be at Smyrna.

Smyrna (9-4) hosts eight-seeded Delcastle in the first round at 6 p.m. Friday. Caesar Rodney (10-2), the reigning Division I champion, also has its match at 6 p.m., facing No. 7 St. Georges (6-5).

The two other Division I matches are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Smyrna with No. 4 Sussex Central (9-3) meeting No. 5 Cape Henlopen (16-4) and No. 3 Salesianum (10-2) squaring off against No. 6 Middletown (11-3).

Milford (12-1) will face No. 8 Mount Pleasant (10-4) at 6 p.m at A.I. du Pont on Friday with No. 2 Caravel vs. No. 7 Archmere also at 6 p.m. Woodbridge (9-3) is the fourth seed and will face No. 5 Lake Forest (6-9) at 7:30 p.m. No. 3 Indian River (14-4) vs. No. 6 Newark Charter (12-3) is also at 7:30 p.m.

The semifinals are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday and the finals will be at 4 p.m.

Sussex Central 51, Sussex Tech 16: Gunnar Abott (106 pounds), Jevon Saffold (132), Brandon Greenlee (145), Devin Pearsal (152), Javontai Satchell-Harmon (182) and Michael Wright (195) each earned a pin as the Golden Knights won their regular season finale.

Boys’ basketball

Dover 69, Polytech 32: The Senators remained unbeaten and improved to 17-0 thanks to the Henlopen Conference Northern Division victory.

Delmarva Christian 85, Salisbury Christian, Md. 72: Wyatt Kwiatkowski’s 31 points paced the Royals as they improved to 14-2.
Andrew Workman scored 26 points for Delmarva Christian.

Delmar 44, Woodbridge 39: The Wildcats out-scored Woodbridge 14-7 in the final quarter for a Henlopen South win.

Jeremiah Lumpkin-Beale led Delmar with 13 points. Jamon Kane scored 19 points for Woodbridge.

Girls’ basketball

St. Thomas More 48, St. Peter & Paul, Md. 7: Jessica Simmons netted 15 points to lead St. Thomas More to a win over an out of state opponent.

Delmarva Christian 38, Salisbury School, Md. 15: The Royals went up 16-3 in the first quarter and led wire-to-wire on Wednesday.

College basketball

Wesley 105, Cabrini 98: Brian Cameron’s 34 points led the Wolverines in the high-scoring Atlantic East Conference contest.

Evan Anderson followed with 22 points. Terrence Braxton and Tyrone Craven each posted double-doubles.

Craven played all 40 minutes and finished with 11 points while adding 10 assists. Braxton scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Cabrini 74, Wesley 54: Monshea Newsome-Murray scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Wesley in the AEC defeat.

Sydney Peterson netted 11 points for the Wolverines. Lekeshia Brown-Myrick also finished in double figures with 10 points.

College football

Hornets ink 11 recruits: Eight high school seniors and three junior college transfer have signed the National Letter of Intent to attend the University and compete for the Hornets beginning in this year.

Three offensive linemen, two linebackers, two wide receivers, a quarterback, defensive lineman, tight end and athlete signed scholarship offers from the Hornets.

Two Delaware high school products, wide receiver Esaias Guthrie of Middletown and Hodgson linebacker/long snapper Brandon Shimko are among the newest Hornets.

The Hornets have also signed incoming freshman quarterback Jabari Blake (6-4, 195) of Lynchburg, Va., who combined for 5038 passing yards, 2,123 rushing yards and 87 touchdowns during scholastic career

Blake is expected to contend with returning letterman Shayne Smith (r-jr.) and December 2018 signee Tylik Bethea (fr.) for the starting QB job this season. Bethea (6-5, 195) completed 132-of-224 passes (58.9%) for 1,500 yards with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions as a senior at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School in 2018.

Cam Chase (OL), Roman Davis (TE), Maurio Goings (LB/FB), Barry Hargraves (WR), James King (OL), Sam Pearson (OL), Charles Peeler (ATH) and Marcus Winfield (DE) round out the class.

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