ROUNDUP: Delaware dominates Division II Wilmington 70-40

Delaware jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and used a strong defensive effort throughout the game as the Blue Hens cruised to a 70-40 victory over Division II neighbor Wilmington in men’s basketball on Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Center.

The Hens (4-1), who won their fourth straight game, did not trail while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and holding the Wildcats to a 26.6 percent effort.

Freshman Ithiel Horton led Delaware with a game-high 14 points, Eric Carter added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Kevin Anderson contributed 10 points and seven boards.

The Blue Hens scored the first eight points of the game, and pushed the margin to 22-6 midway through the period on a pair of Jacob Cushing free throws. Darian Bryant then beat the first half buzzer with a fastbreak layup to give Delaware a 43-20 advantage at the break.

The Hens are 4-1 for the first time since 2003-04. UD allowed its fewest points since a 66-34 win over Howard on Nov. 19, 2010

La Roche 91, Wesley 80: The Wolverines were victims of a second-half comeback on the final day of the Marietta Shrine Tournament on Saturday.

Brian Cameron notched his first double-double of the season with a 25-point, 10-rebound effort for Wesley (0-3) while Evan Anderson led all scorers with 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field. Anderson hit five three-pointers, three of which came in the second half.

Also for Wesley, Derick Charles netted 13 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Cameron was named to the Shrine All-Tournament Team. In two games, he totaled 53 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

WOMEN, Wesley 52, Lancaster Bible 49: The Wolverines (2-1) earned their first victory with a come-from-behind win to wrap up the Hampton Inn Tip-Off on Saturday.

Freshman guard Sydney Pederson hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 44-44 with 4:03 left before, 30 seconds later, sophomore forward Shelby Johnson made a layup that gave Wesley the lead with 3:14 left remaining. Lancaster Bible cut Wesley’s lead to three with eight seconds left but missed an attempted game-tying three pointer at the buzzer.

Four Wolverines registered double-digit points, led by Johnson (14 points, nine rebounds), Pederson (11 points), Stacey O’Neale (10 points) and Angelique Gathers (10 points). Monshea Newsome-Murray tallied a game-high seven assists and five steals.

College soccer

MEN, Drew 3, Wesley 2: The Wolverines put up a late rally before falling in the semifinal round of the ECAC Tournament on Saturday.

Down 3-0 with less than five minutes left, Wesley (16-5-1) scored two goals in less than two minutes.

In the 86th minute, Nicholas Hood put in a corner kick that found the head of Jordan Angel. Angel’s header deflected off a Drew defender and into the net.

A minute and a half later, Matthew Dina finished off a counter attack with a header past the Drew keeper to bring Wesley within one.

Defensively, goalie Kyle Springsteen tallied four saves.

College football

Three Wolverines honored: Three Wesley College football players picked up New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for their performance in the Wolverines’ 42-34 win over Westminster on Saturday in the ECAC Clayton Chapman Bowl.

Senior quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs collected the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week award after accounting for five touchdowns and being named the MVP of the game. He completed 18-of-27 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns while running for 51 yards and three TDs on 10 carries.

Junior kicker/punter Nick Bruhn was tabbed as the NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Bruhn went a perfect 6-for-6 in point-after kicks and averaged 37 yards per punt.

Freshman linebacker Jalund Johnson earned NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after garnering a career-high 10 tackles.

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