Local roundup: Wesley men fall to Division I Princeton

Brian Cameron, who finished with a team-high 25 points against the Tigers, puts up a jumper. Wesley sports information

Wesley College hung with Division I Princeton in the early going before falling to the Tigers, 91-62, in men’s basketball on Sunday afternoon in Jadwin Gymnasium.

It was the first meeting between the two programs. The contest counted only as an exhibition game for the Division III Wolverines (9-11).

The Tigers (10-5) were playing their first game since Jan. 12. Princeton is now 30-0 in the post-finals game against non-Division I programs, a tradition that dates to 1986.

Brian Cameron scored the game’s first basket on a step-back three-pointer. Evan Anderson then netted Wesley’s second basket on a steal and layup.

Princeton took the lead briefly before Tyrone Craven knocked down a jumper just outside the paint to tie the game at 7-7 four minutes into the game.

Wesley College’s Terrence Braxton gets off a shot in Sunday’s men’s baseteball game at Princeton. Wesley sports information

But the Tigers ended the first half on a 16-5 run to take a 43-24 lead into halftime. Princeton went up by as many as 37 points in the second half.

Cameron led Wesley with a game-high 25 points after he went 3-of-5 from behind the three-point line and hit all eight free throws. Evan Anderson added 12 points and four rebounds.

WOMEN, Delaware 74, Charleston 50: The Blue Hens won back-to-back games for the first time since November with the CAA victory on Sunday.

Freshman Jasmine Dickey led Delaware (3-4 CAA, 8-11 overall) with 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 7-for-8 from the foul line.

Junior Rebecca Lawrence contributed 10 points and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. Freshman Paris McBride also collected a career-best 12 points while junior Samone DeFreese tallied 14 points and a game-best four assists.

The Wolverines’ Evan Anderson, who netted 12 points, looks to drive to the basket in Sunday’s game. Wesley sports information

The Hens jumped out to a 12-0 lead before the Cougars (1-5 CAA, 5-13) eventually took the lead in the third. Delaware responded immediately and went on a 24-1 run to close out the third quarter en route to victory.

College track & field

Wesley shines at meet: Against all Division I competition, the Wesley College men’s and women’s track and field teams performed well at the Navy Invitational on Saturday.

Kai Cole and Thomas Kalieta Jr. led the men’s side with a pair of top-five finishes each. Cole earned a first-place finish in the 60-meter dash (6.86 seconds).

Cole and Kalieta tied for second in the 200-meter dash (21.74 seconds). Kalieta also finished second in the 400-meter dash (48.76 seconds).

Brandon Faulk tied for first in the men’s high jump (6-4.75). Javonte Freeman placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.56). Jordan Dillard and Raul Torres finished fourth and fifth in the 500-meter dash with times of 1:08.52 and 1:08:92 respectively.

Evelina Sloboh paced the Wesley women with two top-10 finishes, including winning the 60-meter dash in 7.61 seconds. Sloboh also finished seventh in the 200-meter dash (25.91 seconds).

Hornets win meet: Delaware State’s men’s team finished in first at the Captains Invitational & Combined Events scoring 185 points on Saturday.

Kendall Leach placed first among DI athletes in the 200 meters (22.99 seconds). Gerald Amobi (1:25.41), Donte Rolley-Williams (1:26.74) and Julian Brown (1:26.74) placed first, second and third respectively in the 600 meters.

Hasan Gill finished in second among DI athletes in the 3000 meters (9:35.68) also places second in the 5000 meters (16:20.89).
The quartet of Julius Allen, Julian Brown, Michael Mills and Kendall Leach finished first in the 4 x 200 relay (1:31.80). Karim Beatty finished first among qualified athletes in the long jump (6.43 meters).

Forrest Booker placed first among qualified athletes in the triple jump (13.06 meters). Robert Duncan’s mark of 15.98 meters (career best) leads to a first-place finish in the weight throw.

DSU’s women’s squad also took first place at the meet with a score of a 199 points.

T’Keyah Macklin finished first among qualified runners in the 60 meters (8.25 seconds). Kayla Harris was right behind Macklin her in second (8.41).

Lakendra Harpe finished first in the 200 meters (26.22). Sylvia Okafor placed first (1:42.79) in the 600 meters.

The 4 x 400 relay team of Lakendra Harpe, Donyae Shelton, Ahnrea McCaskill and Sierra Cruz placed first (4:17.16).

Ahnrea McCaskill places first in the high jump with a career best mark of 1.56 meters.

Precious Igwebuike, Anhrea McCaskill and Donyae Shelton placed first, second and third respectively among DI athletes in the pentathlon.

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