ROUNDUP: Henlopen nets four No. 1 seeds for wrestling tourney

The Henlopen Conference had four wrestlers seeded No. 1 in their weight class on Sunday as the brackets were determined for the DIAA individual wrestling state tournament.

The two-day event starts Friday at Cape Henlopen High.

Middletown and Sanford had the most top seeds with three each in the 14-bracket event.

The No. 1 seeds from the Henlopen Conference include Caesar Rodney’s Cameron Hayes (29-2) at 113 pounds, Sussex Central’s Justin Bennett (31-5) at 145, Smyrna’s Kalen Wilson (25-3) at 160 and Smyrna’s Anthony Wuest (25-4) at 195. All four wrestlers won Henlopen titles at the conference championships on Saturday.

The other top seeds are Middletown’s Luis Estrada (32-6) at 106, St. Georges’ Nicholas Novarnik (36-4) at 120, Middletown’s Dante Immediato (31-7) at 126, Sanford’s Niko Chilson (32-5) at 132, Sanford’s Andrew Brooks (33-6) at 138, Sanford’s Brendan Lamey (23-1) at 152, Middletown’s Isiah Mitchell (27-8) at 170, Salesianum’s Joseph Miller (29-2) at 182, Caravel’s Keith Medley (31-3) at 220 and William Penn’s Brandon Dooley (10-0) at 285.

Women’s basketball

Delaware 54, Hofstra 47: A third-quarter comeback by Hofstra didn’t crack the Blue Hens pulled out the Colonial Athletic Association victory.

The Hens (9-6 CAA, 14-12 overall) squandered a 20-point halftime lead as the third-place Pride (10-5, 19-7) rallied to tie the score at 43-43 with 6:17 remaining.

With Delaware up by one with a minute left, junior Erika Brown found senior Courtni Green, who nailed a huge three-pointer to force a Pride timeout before the Hens sealed the victory with three free throws.

“This was a great win for us today,” said coach Tina Martin. “We did exactly what we needed to do at the end. The kids made good decisions at the end of the game. We had to get to the line and close it out, which we did.

“Hofstra is a good team. We’ve been so close to getting big wins, so it feels really good for our team to get this victory.”

Green led all scorers with 19 points while Brown added eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

Sophomore Makeda Nicholas collected a game-high 11 rebounds in addition to six points and two steals.

College baseball

Wolverines take split: Wesley College beat Greensboro, 7-4, before falling, 13-12, host Hampden-Sydney in the Floyd Wilcox Memorial Tournament.

In game one, Chris Bramble went 3-for-5 and two RBI while Ron Morello ripped two hits, including a double to drive in two and score two runs. Connor Springsteen threw five innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out a pair.

Game two was a slugfest with a combined 25 runs scored on 35 hits. Dre Jones and Trevor Mears (Sussex Central) each had a team-leading three hits while seven different Wolverines (2-2) recorded at least one RBI in the game.

Delaware 12, Stetson 10: The Blue Hens pounded out 20 hits and scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning to pull out the win.

All nine starters recorded a hit for the Hens (2-1), including leftfielder Jordan Glover who finished 5-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI. Second baseman Austin Niggebrugge went 4-for-5 with three runs scored while Kevin Mohollen added three hits, two runs scored and a pair of RBI.

Gardner-Webb 7, Delaware State 1: The Runnin’ Bulldogs (4-0) completed the sweep of the Hornets (0-3), narrowly missing its third consecutive shutout after Delaware State plated a run in the ninth.

GWU’s pitching staff tossed 24 consecutive shutout innings over the past two days before the ninth-inning tally by the Hornets.

In the ninth, the second hit of the inning, an RBI double by Chris Panzarella, plated Rich Rountree with the Hornets’ lone run. It marked only the second extra base hit in four games for Delaware State.

The Hornets had eight hits in the game, with Kwestin Smith (2-for-3) and Panzarella (2-for-4, 2B, RBI) collecting a pair each.

College lacrosse

MEN, Navy 5, Delaware 1: The Blue Hens (0-3) managed just a single goal in the third period while No. 16 Navy (2-1) scored single goals in the first and third periods and put the game away with three fourth-period goals.

The Hens got on the board with 9:45 left in the third quarter and tied the game at 1-1 when junior Trupert Ortlieb scored off a feed from senior midfielder Steve DeLargy.

Navy outshot Delaware 32-20 and held a 27-13 advantage in groundballs and turned the ball over just 10 times compared to the Hens’ 17. Delaware sophomore goalkeeper Parker Ferrigan, a first-year transfer from Syracuse, put in a solid effort in goal as he recorded 10 saves in his second career start.

WOMEN, St. Bonaventure 20, Delaware State 8: Iman Hassan, Olivia Summerville, Kayla Yurkanin and Nicole McCombs scored two goals each to account for DSU’s scoring in the Hornets’ loss on Saturday.

Goucher 15, Wesley 6: Sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Clough made 17 saves, scooped a team-high six ground balls, and added a caused turnover in the Wolverines’ loss.

Foley Wassmuth netted a pair of goals and added an assist while Maddison Cypher, Ashley Luna, Bailey Olds, and Alexis Galloway each added tallies for the Wolverines.

College softball

Steinmetz powers Hens: Blue Hen freshman Anna Steinmetz continued the outstanding start to her career by homering in both contests as Delaware again split two games at the Florida International Invitational by defeating Holy Cross, 7-0, and falling to the host Panthers, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon.

Steinmetz has four homers this year for the Hens (3-3).

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