Roundup: CR boys pick up North win over Polytech

 

Four players scored in double figures as Caesar Rodney High pulled away to a 61-50 victory over Polytech in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night.

The Riders outscored the Panthers, 31-22, in the second half after leading by two at halftime.

Joseph Williams (16 points), Jayvon Palmer (12), Jaquan Hooks (10) and Timothy Spence (10) all reached double figures.

Cape Henlopen 77, Sussex Central 43: Ian Robertson (15), Demetrius Price (14) and Randy Rickards (13) all finished in double figures to pace the Vikings to the North win.

Cape built a 34-point advantage going into the fourth quarter. Robertson sank four of the Vikings’ nine three-pointers.

Dai’Ron Abbott led the Golden Knights with 12 points.

St. Thomas More 64, Del. Safety & Security 31: Corey Gordon’s 16 points led four Ravens in double figures.

Aaron Scott (13), Elias Revelle (11) and Alvin West (10) also reached double digits for St. Thomas More (14-5).

Milford 74, Seaford 52: The Buccaneers outscored the Blue Jays 28-7 in the fourth quarter to put away the South win.

Milford finishes a perfect 12-0 in the division. The Bucs will face North champion Dover in the Henlopen Conference title game.

Laurel 69, Indian River 46: The Bulldogs outscored the Indians, 46-23, in the second half to pull away to the Henlopen South win.

Eric Pilot (19 points), Brandon Faulk (17) and Jaquail Bland (13) all scored in double figures for Laurel.

Barry Hooper led IR with 10 points.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 64, Polytech 58: The Riders took an 18-point lead into the fourth quarter before posting the Henlopen North victory in their regular-season finale.

CR (10-2 North, 16-4 overall) earned at least a share of the North title. Sussex Central (9-2 North), which hosts Dover on Tuesday in its regular-season finale, left, can still tie the Riders.

CR’s Alissa Haith (15), Rosa’lynn Burton (14) and Alexis Reid (12) all scored in double figures.

Tamia Mathias and Cherise Castello had 21 points apiece for the Panthers.

Smyrna 49, Dover 45: Trailing by 19 entering the fourth quarter, the Eagles outscored the Senators, 29-6, in the fourth quarter to storm back for the Henlopen North win.

Melenda Credle had 18 points with Jayla Smith scoring 14 to pace Smyrna.

Kyra Moore netted 13 points for Dover while Brionna Hill scored 12.

Sussex Central 40, Cape Henlopen 26: The Golden Knights kept pace with CR in the North with the victory.

St. Thomas More 45, Sussex Tech 34: St. Thomas More won its fifth game over a Henlopen Conference team this season to improve to 14-2.

Laurel 58, Indian River 37: Logan Handy poured in 31 points to pace the Bulldogs to the South victory.

Emanya Beckett added 11 points for Laurel, which outscored the Indians, 23-10, in the third quarter.

IR’s Fabrea McCoy scored a team-high 10 points.

College basketball

WOMEN, Northeastern 57, Delaware 54: The Blue Hens missed a three-pointer in the closing seconds as their comeback fell short in the Colonial Athletic Association contest.

Down 48-36 to start the fourth quarter, Delaware (13-12, 8-6 CAA) outscored the Huskies, 18-9, in the final stanza. Redshirt sophomore Sadé Chatman led all scorers with 12 points, six of which came in the fourth.

Senior Courtni Green added 11 points, four assists and three steals for the Hens.

College baseball

Delaware 6, Stetson 1: The Blue Hens scored all six runs in the sixth inning to win their season opener in Florida.

Winning pitcher Ron Marinaccio gave up four hits and one run while striking out eight in six innings. Reliever Colman Vila then threw three perfect innings with four strikeouts to earn the save.

Jordan Glover and Jeremy Ake drove in two runs each for Delaware.

Gardner-Webb 7, Delaware State 6: The Bulldogs scored three runs with two out in the 11th inning to upend the Hornets in their season opener.

The Hornets scored two runs in the top of the 11th to snap a 4-4 tie, which had held up since the fifth inning.

Delaware State took a 5-4 lead when catcher Sam Barber singled to left with two outs, and scored when third baseman Devin Beverly followed with a triple to right-center. The next batter, center fielder Darnell Maisonet-Velez, singled to score Beverly.

But the Bulldogs tied the game when reliever Hunter McVey uncorked a wild pitch. Another wild pitch by McVey scored the winning run.

Milford High grad Cole Davis threw 3.2 hitless and scoreless innings after entering the game in the bottom of the fifth in his collegiate debut. Davis retired 11 of the 13 batters he faced, striking out four.

Greensboro 5, Wesley 1: The Wolverines got a solid outing from starting pitcher Eric Willey (Woodbridge) but managed only one run in the season-opening loss.

Willey went seven innings, allowing just three runs (two earned) on six hits and recording six strikeouts. Trevor Mears (Sussex Central) went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored, but it wasn’t enough.

College softball

Hornets split two: Delaware State opened its season by falling to UNC-Wilmington, 7-1, before bouncing back to edge Rhode Island, 3-2, on Friday in North Carolina.

Hens split openers: Delaware opened its season by defeating Holy Cross, 7-1, and falling to Indiana, 5-2, at the Florida International Panther Invitational.

With the Hens leading 2-0, Anna Steinmetz then drilled a two-run homer in the top of the fifth, before Delaware added three runs an inning later to put the game away. UD senior pitcher Kiersten Coffman picked up the win after allowing just one single and striking out seven in five scoreless innings.

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