Local roundup: Smyrna nips Milford 61-60 in boys hoops

Milford’s Jaxson Turner battles Smyrna’s Izaiah Credle (3) and freshman Majesti Carter for a rebound late in the second quarter. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Smyrna High edged Milford, 61-60, in boys’ basketball on Tuesday night.

The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Eagles, who improved to 7-10.

The Buccaneers, who had a five-game winning streak ended, fall to 12-4. Milford plays a 6:15 p.m. game at Lake Forest on Thursday in a showdown that could decide the Henlopen Southern Division title.

In Tuesday’s game, Daniel Shockley (14 points), Jarvis Jarvis (12), Jaxson Turner (10) and Nick Sivels (10) all reached double figures for Milford.

Lake Forest 54, Cape Henlopen 36: Kaheim Kimbrough-Roach netted 24 points as the Spartans won their third-straight game to improve to 13-3.

Jaysem Vazquez had 18 points and Jene Sample scored 12 for Lake Forest, which led 27-15 at halftime.

Ja’Vaughn Burton led the Vikings with 17 points while Sh’Kai Chandler tallied 10.

Milford’s Dion Warner stood his ground but was unable to stop Izaiah Credle of Smyrna from scoring in the first quarter.

Polytech 61, St. Thomas More 48: The Panthers started the game on a 22-13 run en route to the victory.

Joshua Hayward tallied 23 points for St. Thomas More with Omari Burris adding 13.

ECHS@DSU 72, Sussex Academy 30: The Hornets downed the Seahawks to pick up the non-conference victory.

Girls’ basketball

Woodbridge 62, Sussex Central 57: The Blue Raiders out-scored the Golden Knights, 18-9, to overcome a four-point deficit and improve to 16-0.

Cha’Kya Johnson had 23 points and Janeira Scott added 22 for Woodbridge as the two combined for 19 of the Raiders’ 25 field goals. Central led 18-9 after the first quarter.

Raeonna Stratton had a team-high 21 points, sinking five of Central’s seven three-pointers. Ambria Stratton (12) and Brenya Reid (10) also finished in double figures.

Smyrna 56, Milford 22: Jayla Smith netted 21 points as the Eagles (1-13) earned their first win of the season.

Marqueisha Bennett added 17 points while Jennifer Sloven had 11 for Smyrna, which built a 36-9 halftime advantage.

Appoquinimink 52, Caesar Rodney 46: The Jaguars out-scored the Riders, 13-6, in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

Julia Nicholson (18) sank six of Appo’s eight three-pointers in the contest.

Lillian Ayers and Stacey Deputy had 11 points each to lead CR.

Christiana 36, Sussex Academy 34: The Vikings out-scored the Seahawks, 13-9, in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Delaney Smith scored a team-high 11 points for Sussex Academy.

William Penn 80, Dover 71: Tamyah Jones netted 24 points for the Senators in the non-conference loss.

Z’Naiya Robinson added 18 points with Riana Sizer scoring 13 for Dover, which fell behind by 13 points in the first quarter.

Indian River 35, Delmar 27: The Indians picked up a Henlopen South victory over the Wildcats.

Sussex Tech 58, Laurel 18: The Ravens stretched their winning streak to eight games in a row as they improved to 13-3.

Polytech 68, Glasgow 46: Jazmin Kellam and YaaYaa Afriyie netted 17 points apiece to pace the Panthers on Monday.

Polytech, which also got 13 points from Courtney Turner, opened up a 54-28 lead going into the fourth quarter.

College golf

McCall, Jr. to coach DSU: Wild Quail Country Club pro Ricky McCall has been named the head coach of the Delaware State women’s golf team.

He succeeds his dad, Rick, Sr., who served as the Hornets’ interim coach last fall.

“I’m grateful to Delaware State for the opportunity to lead its women’s golf program,” said McCall. “I’ve always had a passion for coaching and an interest in the Delaware State program due to its association with Wild Quail.

A 1995 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, McCall was a scholarship golfer for the Mocs. He was also a state champion at Dover High.

“I’m hoping to create an environment and positive experience for our student-athletes we’ll all be proud of,” said McCall.

McCall’s collegiate coaching experience includes a 16-year tenure (2001-2017) as assistant men’s golf coach at Wesley College. He also served as head coach of the program from 2017-18.

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