ROUNDUP: Larkin leads Hornets in 102-66 victory over Cairn

Senior guard Kevin Larkin netted a career-high 40 points to pace Delaware State to a 102-66 victory over NCAA Division III Cairn in men’s basketball at Memorial Hall on Monday night.

Larkin, a Sussex Tech High grad and first-year transfer from Niagra, shot 17-of-26 from the floor — including 3-for-9 from three-point range — and added 11 rebounds for the Hornets (2-7). His 40 points were the most for a DSU player since Amere May also had 40 against Coppin State in 2015.

Ameer Bennett added 15 points in Monday’s victory while Jon Mitchell had 14. Eight DelState players tallied three points or more in the contest.

The Hornets built a 47-32 halftime advantage.

Pair of Hens honored: Delaware senior forward Eric Carter was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while freshman guard Ithiel Horton earned league Rookie of the Week honors on Monday.

Carter led the Blue Hens by averaging 18.7 points and 11.0 rebounds during UD’s three wins last week. He shot 20 of 33 (60.6 percent) from the field, went 16 of 21 from the foul line, and handed out nine assists.

Carter currently ranks second in the CAA and 23rd in the nation with a 63.8-field goal percentage, is third in the conference with 9.6 rebounds per game, and is sixth with an 18.1-point scoring average.

Horton averaged 18.3 points during the Hens’ three victories, going 11 of 23 (47.8 percent) from three-point range and leading the team with six steals. Horton, who ranks second on the Hens and 18th in the CAA with 13.1 points per game and has reached double figures in seven consecutive contests, is the leading freshman scorer in the conference.

Girls’ basketball

McKean 42, ECHS@DSU 8: The Hornets dropped their season opener on Monday night.

Harness racing

Dover Downs’ Bachrad passes away: Hall of fame harness racing publicist Marv Bachrad, who spent the last two decades of his career at Dover Downs, died on Friday at the age of 82.

He had recently been moved to Phoenix, Ariz. to be near one of his brothers.

Bachrad is a member of harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame and a former president of the U.S. Harness Writers Association with 35 years as a director of the association. A native of Norristown, Pa., he was inducted into the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

Bachrad worked as an announcer at Liberty Bell Park and as assistant publicist at Brandywine Raceway, just north of Wilmington.

For over 40 years, Bachrad was also a harness horse owner. This July, his sophomore trotting filly Star Sapphire won a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Race Fund Championship at the State Fair in Harrington.

Interment will be at Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, Pa. Donations in his honor may be made at your discretion or the Mitzvah Circle, 1561 Gehman Road, Harleysville, Pa., 19438.

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