Roundup: CR, Smyrna pin down wins; DSU men lose close one

Caesar Rodney High collected six pins in registering a 67-9 victory over Middletown in nonconference wrestling on Wednesday night.

Patrick Wisniewski (106 pounds) won in 30 seconds while Benedict Anderson (132) registered a 40-second fall for the Riders’ fastest pins of the contest.

Also winning by fall for CR (3-0) were Caleb Adamowicz (145), Jackson Dean (152), Paul Hicks (195) and Brenden Holder (220).

Rashad Stratton of Sussex Central (left) keeps control over Dover’s Rich Fonticiella before scoring a fall in the 2nd period Wednesday night. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh


Smyrna 59, Sussex Tech 13: The Eagles reeled off four straight pins in one stretch, all in under a minute, as they put away the Henlopen North victory.

Dakota Kerr (172), Joshua Dailey (184), Anthony Wuest (197) and Hunter Moyer (222) all won by fall in that streak.

Also winning by pin for Smyrna were Joseph Natarcola (108) and Nicholas Natarcola (134).

The Ravens got a pin from Michael Covey (154).

Cape Henlopen 44, Polytech 24: The Vikings jumped out to a 23-3 lead after five individual matches before earning the Henlopen North win.

Dajour Bailey (126) and Finbar Rishko (132) posted back-to-back pins for Cape, which also picked up pins from Zane Kesler (160) and Jonah Robertson (285).

The Panthers got pins from Avery Mayan (170), Michael Rodriguez (106) and Chase Masten (113).


Junior Perez (right) of the Golden Knights trying to get free from the grip of Tykwan Joyner of Dover. Perez scored a fall for the win Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Boys’ basketball

Indian River 87, Sussex Academy 39: Jamier Felton had 18 points to lead five Indians scoring in double figures in their South victory.

Also leading IR were Kevin Custis (15), Anontion Jones (13), OrRyin Morris (12) and Ja’Shaun Johnson (12). The Indians led 29-13 after the first quarter.

Adison Browne scored a game-high 20 points for the Seahawks.

Newark Charter 75, Polytech 55: The Patriots built a 32-point lead after three quarters before posting the win.

Brandon McIntyre tallied 11 points to lead the Panthers.

Girls’ basketball

Indian River 36, Sussex Academy 15: Fabrea McCray netted 16 points to pace the Indians to the South victory.

IR, which outscored the Seahawks 20-5 in the second half, also got 14 rebounds and three blocks from Julia Jordan.



Mason Ankrom of Sussex Central keeps pressure on Dover’s Anthony Glass in the 106-pound match Wednesday night. Glass scored a third period takedown to win by decision 5-3. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

College basketball

MEN, North Carolina Central 65, Delaware State 62: The Hornets missed a potential tying three-pointer with 3.5 seconds left as the defending MEAC champion Eagles held on for the win.

North Carolina Central led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Hornets battled back. The Eagles made some clutch free throws to keep their advantage.

Artem Tavakalyn netted a game-high 15 points for the Hornets (2-14) in their MEAC opener. Kavon Waller added 13 points while Pinky Wiley contributed 10 points and four assists.

Mary Washington 88, Wesley 84: Brian Cameron netted a game-high 32 points but it wasn’t enough for the Wolverines in the Capital Athletic Conference loss.

Wesley closed within 82-80 on a pair of Paul Clemons’ free throws with three minutes remaining. But the Eagles answered with a 6-2 run to take control for good.

Freshman Drew Johnson scored 25 points to pace Mary Washington (3-2 CAC, 9-3 overall).

J.W. Lawson (18), Mychal Stefanides (15) and Clemons (11) also scored in double figures for Wesley (1-3 CAC, 5-6).

WOMEN, North Carolina Central 74, Delaware State 67: The Hornets couldn’t hang onto a 21-point, third-quarter lead as the Eagles stormed back for the MEAC win.

North Carolina Central trailed 48-27 at the 7:41 mark of the third quarter before outscoring DSU, 47-19, the rest of the way. The Hornets were still in front 59-54 with just over five minutes left before the Eagles finished the contest on a 20-8 run.

A pair of free throws by MEAC Preseason Player of the Year NaJai Pollard gave DelState its last lead, at 63-62, with 2:31 on the clock. But North Carolina Central answered with an 11-0 run to take control.

The Eagles (3-11 overall, 1-0 MEAC) snapped an eight-game losing streak while Delaware State (1-13, 0-1) has lost its ninth game in a row.

Pollard returned from a six-game absence to lead the Hornets with 21 points. Arion Jackson and freshman Ryan Jones each added 12 points.

Mary Washington 74, Wesley 35: Shelby Johnson led the Wolverines with 10 points and eight rebounds in the Capital Athletic Conference loss.

Monshea Newsome-Murray added seven rebounds, six assists, six points and four steals for Wesley (1-5 CAC, 3-9 overall).

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