Local roundup: Sylvester scores 22 as Smyrna defeats Milford 76-57

Smyrna’s Nashon Sylvester goes for a layup between two Milford defenders in the first quarter at Smyrna. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Smyrna High opened up a 24-point lead after three quarters before registering a 76-57 win over Milford in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Friday night.

Nashon Sylvester netted 22 points for the Eagles with Brandon Smith adding 17 and Elijah Credle scoring 10. Smyrna (2-1 in the North and overall) went 18-of-27 from the foul line compared to 2-of-6 free-throw shooting for the Buccaneers.

Smyrna’s Brandon Smith looks to pass as he gets pressure from Milford defenders.

Lamonte Isabell (16), Jarvis Jarvis (12), Kenny Reed (11) and Jordan Riddick (11) all scored in double figures for Milford.

Dover 79, Polytech 38: The Senators out-scored the Panthers, 43-14, in the second half to break open the Henlopen North win.

Dover (4-0 North, 5-0 overall), which has won 25 straight regular-season games, doesn’t play again until Dec. 26 when it takes part in the Governor’s Cup Challenge in Salisbury, Md.

Sussex Tech 85, Sussex Central 55: The Ravens used a 31-15 run in the third quarter to take control of the North contest.

Kevin Custis, who sank five of Sussex Tech’s nine three-pointers, tallied 21 points with Devon Reynolds adding 20 points and three threes. The win was the Ravens’ second in a row.

Isaac Pettit had a team-high 21 points for the Golden Knights.

Laurel 78, Sussex Academy 29: The Bulldogs led 45-18 by halftime of the Henlopen South contest.

Nifere Griffin (12 points), Dontarius Jones (11), Kylse Wilson (11), Corey Mumford (10) and Tavar Wilson (10) all finished in double figures for Laurel, which got at least nine points from seven players.

Riley Custodio had a team-high nine points for the Seahawks.

First State Military 56, M.O.T. Charter 40: The Bulldogs built a 44-32 lead after three quarters before picking up the Diamond State victory.

Delmarva Christian 68, Salisbury Christian, Md. 45: The win pushed the Royals’ record to 6-0.

Lake Forest 75, Sussex Academy 40: Jaysem Vazquez poured in 30 points as the Spartans earned a South win on Thursday night.

The victory was also the first for first-year Lake coach Ridge Betts. Nakiem Scott added 10 points for the Spartans (1-1).

Anthony Oscar netted nine points for the Seahawks.

Girls’ basketball

Sussex Central 45, Sussex Tech 38: Tameeyah Bowden netted 12 points for the Golden Knights in the North victory.

Central led by only one before out-scoring the Ravens, 15-9, in the fourth quarter.

Daniya Dashiell led Sussex Tech with 13 points.

Laurel 40, Sussex Academy 35: The Bulldogs downed the Seahawks in a South contest.

Delmarva Christian 61, Salisbury Christian, Md. 39: The Royals improved to 6-0 with the victory.

Lake Forest 56, Sussex Academy 29: The Spartans built a 28-11 halftime advantage in their South win on Thursday.


Giampietro makes Ironman semis: Smyrna High’s Gabe Giampietro won three matches Friday to advance to the semifinal round of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament in Ohio.

Giampietro, seeded fifth in the 106-pound bracket, will face No. 1 seed Marc-Anthony McGowan of Blair Academy (N.J.) today in the semifinals.

Giampietro earned a major decision in his first match of the tournament before pinning his next opponent. He won his quarterfinal match via technical-fall against No. 13 seed Wyatt Richter of St. Edward (Ohio).

Smyrna’s J.T. Davis (182) and Caesar Rodney’s Jackson Dean (145) also reached the quarterfinals before falling. Both are still alive in the consolation bracket.

Hugo Harp, also of Smyrna, is the final Delaware wrestler still in the event. Harp, wrestling at heavyweight, dropped his first match but won three consecutive consolation matches to reach the second day.

College basketball

WOMEN, Wesley 60, Cairn 36: The Wolverines (5-6) out-scored Dairn, 18-4, in the second quarter to overcome an early one-point deficit and win for the third time in its last four games.

Zariyah Jackson tallied 12 points for Wesley, which got at least four points from nine players.

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