Local roundup: Tower Hill tops Delmarva Christian 70-46 in boys tourney opener

Thirteen-seeded Tower Hill posted a 70-46 victory over No. 20 Delmarva Christian in the opening round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament on Tuesday night.

The victory sends the Hillers (15-6) to Camden on Thursday for a 7 p.m. second-round matchup with fourth-seeded Caesar Rodney (15-5).

The Royals, who were making the program’s first state tourney appearance since 2009, finish with a record of 19-3 after having a six-game winning streak snapped.

William Penn 58, Delmar 38: The 11th-seeded Colonials picked up a first-round victory over the No. 22 Wildcats.

William Penn (14-7) will play at sixth-seeded Glasgow in Thursday’s second round.

Delmar, which had a six-game winning streak stopped, ends up with a record of 14-7.

College basketball

Cameron earns AEC’s top honor: Wesley College junior guard Brian Cameron was named the Atlantic East Conference Player of the Year in men’s basketball.

Cameron and senior guard Evan Anderson were both selected to the All-Atlantic East teams as the first-year league handed out its year-end awards.

Cameron was also named the Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2016-17 and first-team All-CAC in 2017-18.

Named to the All-Atlantic East first team. Cameron ranks fourth in NCAA Division in scoring, averaging 26.6 points per game. In 27 games, he had the best three-point field goal percentage (.444) and free-throw percentage (.845).

Cameron also tied for sixth in the league in rebounding (6.8) and assists per game (2.9). He set Wesley single-season records in points (718) and free throws made (147) while netting 20-plus points in 23 of Wesley’s 27 games.

Cameron was tabbed as the Atlantic East Player of the Week five times, was selected on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week four times and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Month for December.

The Delaware Military grad is Wesley’s fourth conference player of the year since joining a league in 1998-99. The other players honored were David Langan (2013-14), Paul Reynolds (2012-13) and Rashawn Johnson (2008-09).

Anderson made the all-AEC second team after leading the conference in three-point field goals per game (3.3) and ranking third in the league in scoring with 18.5 points per game. He also was third in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.418), fourth in free-throw percentage (.810) and 10th in field goal percentage (.409).

Anderson is Wesley’s single-season three-point field goals record holder with 89.

College lacrosse

MEN, Delaware 14, St. Josephs 6: The Blue Hens are off to the program’s first 4-0 start since 2008 after registering the victory.

Tye Kurtz set UD record for points in a game by a freshman, finishing with five goals and three assists. Junior Charlie Kitchen tied a career-high with six points with four goals and two assists, while senior co-captain Joe Eisele had a career-high five points on three goals and two assists.

Defensively, sophomore Zach Strassner collected three caused turnovers and seven groundballs, both career-highs. Junior Matt DeLuca had double-digit saves again with 12 and the Blue Hens limited their third straight opponent to six or fewer goals.

Delaware currently leads the country by allowing just 5.50 goals per game.

WOMEN, Delaware 11, La Salle 8: Delaware (2-2) broke a tie score with just under 10 minutes remaining on the game clock and finished the contest by outscoring the Explorers, 5-1.

Sarah Bedard tied a career-high with five points on four goals while Sydney Rausa added three goals and an assist for her second straight game with a hat trick.

Delaware also got two goals apiece from Caroline Farley and Christine Long.

Delaware has won five straight and is 6-2 all-time against La Salle.

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