Roundup: Henlopen athletes shine at state meet

Upstate schools took home both team trophies at the DIAA indoor track & field state championships on Saturday.

But Henlopen Conference athletes did earn eight state titles at the meet, which was held at the Prince Georges Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Md.

Padua captured its fifth straight team title in the girls’ meet with Howard taking the boys’ team crown.

Smyrna’s girls placed third in the team standings with 87.5 points, finishing behind Padua (132.5) and second-place Tatnall (103).

Dover’s boys earned a pair of first-place finishes in the meet.

Tayshaun Chisolm, a junior, won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.83 seconds. It was the 11th time in the last 17 state meets that a Senator has won the event.

Also for Dover, the 3,200-meter relay team of Nathaneal Guy, Kyron Roberts, Gavin Williams and Nyjal Drayton won in a time of 8:13.53.

Lake Forest’s boys took a pair of titles, both in field events. Junior Isaiah Morris won the high jump with a leap of 6-foot-2 with the Spartans’ Cameron Lewis capturing the shot put with a toss of 48-feet, five-inches.

On the girls’ side, Smyrna’s Myrissa McFolling-Young continued her dominance in the shot put with a first-place throw of 42-feet, 4.25 inches. That was more than five feet better than the second-place finisher and only 3/4 of an inch shy of the meet record.

McFolling-Young already set the state record with a throw of 43-10.75 in January.

That was one of three titles for the Henlopen Conference champion Eagles. Smyrna’s Taimira Ramseur won the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 8.26 seconds with Naomi Bowser taking the 800 meters in 2:21.19.

The other downstate title came from Caesar Rodney sophomore Bailey-Perkins, who won the high jump with a leap of 18-3.25.

Boys’ basketball

St. Mark’s 35, Sussex Central 21: The Spartans outscored the Golden Knights, 13-6, in the third quarter to take control.

Rhylee Matthews led Central with 10 points.

St. Thomas More 71, St. Andrew’s 58: Eric Montanez netted 26 points, going 11-for-15 from the foul line, in the Ravens’ 10th-straight victory.

Greg Bloodsworth and Alvin West added 12 points each for St. Thomas More, which outscored St. Andrews 48-37, in the second half.

Seaford 69, Delmar 54: She’Mar Deputy netted 18 points with Andrez Jones adding 16 in the Blue Jays’ Henlopen South win on Friday night.

Dante Trader and Brooks Parker had 10 points apiece for Delmar.

Delmarva Christian 49, Gunston 15: Andrew Workman tallied 21 points, hitting five three-pointers, to pace the Royals to the victory on Friday.

Girls’ basketball

Ursuline 52, Cape Henlopen 31: The Raiders built a 44-19 advantage after three quarters before posting the nonconference win.

Dania Cannon had a team-high nine points for the Vikings.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 78, Marymount 76: After leading by 11 with 45 seconds left, the Wolverines held on to pick up the Capital Athletic Conference win.

A pair of free throws by Evan Anderson, which gave Wesley a 78-71 advantage with 24 seconds left, ended up providing the winning margin.

The Saints hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final score.

Brian Cameron netted 22 points to lead four Wesley players in double figures. Also reaching double digits were J.W. Lawson (18), Paul Clemons (14 points, 9 rebounds) and Anderson (12).

The victory was an important one for the Wolverines (7-7 CAC, 9-12), who are now tied with Marymount (7-7, 10-11) for fifth place in the league standings. The top six teams make the CAC tournament.

UNC-Wilmington 108, Delaware 80: The Seahawks knocked down a school-record 21 three-pointers and shot a blistering 69.2 percent from the field in downing the Blue Hens.

It was the first time Delaware surrendered 100 points in regulation since 1993 and stretched its Colonial Athletic Association road losing streak to 15 games in a row.

The Seahawks (21-4, 10-2 CAA) went 36 of 52 from the field including 21 of 32 from behind the arc while handing out 27 assists.

Delaware (9-16, 2-10 CAA) held its own offensively by shooting 52.5 percent from the field, and the Hens posted a 27-23 edge on the glass. Freshman guard Ryan Daly scored 20 points and collected a game-best seven rebounds, while Eric Carter set his career-high by also scoring 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field.

Anthony Mosley came off the bench to score 15 points, while Jacob Cushing added a career-high 11 points in his third straight start.

Delaware allowed its highest point total since a 113-111 overtime loss at New Hampshire on Feb. 26, 1995, and its eighth most points ever in a regulation game.

WOMEN, Marymount 63, Wesley 49: Coming off the bench, senior Brionna Johnson (Smyrna) led the Wolverines with 14 points, four rebounds and three steals in the CAC loss.

Fellow senior Adriane Fraser also scored in double figures, netting 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting for Wesley (3-11 CAC, 7-14 overall).

College lacrosse

MEN, Bucknell 14, Delaware 13: After forging a five-goal lead midway through the third quarter, the Blue Hens found goals tough to come by the rest of the game in losing its season opener.

Bucknell scored the first four goals of the final quarter to take the lead and held off Delaware in the final minutes to escape with the victory. The Bison got off 54 shots.

Delaware’s offense, which averaged just 8.16 goals per game a year ago, was impressive for the first three quarters as the Hens built leads of 6-4 after the first quarter and 9-6 at halftime before taking its biggest lead at 11-6 with 7:57 left in third quarter, The Hens, however, managed just two goals over the final 23 minutes.

Three different Blue Hens notched hat tricks as sophomore Andrew Romagnoli scored four times and dished out an assist, sophomore Joe Eisele netted a career-high three goals, and freshman Charlie Kitchen scored four times and dished out two assists in his collegiate debut.

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