Roundup: Matchups finalized in football state championship games

The matchups for next Saturday’s DIAA football state championship games were finalized on Saturday.

In Division I, third-seeded Sussex Central (11-1) will face No. 5 Salesianum (10-2) at 1 p.m. at Delaware Stadium. The Sals earned the spot in the finals after upsetting top-seeded Hodgson, 20-18, on Saturday.

It will be Central’s fourth appearance in the state championship game with the Golden Knights looking for the program’s first state title. Sallies has won seven state crowns.

The Knights and Sals played in the 2006 state finals, with Sallies winning, 34-17.

In Division II, Woodbridge (10-2) will take on Wilmington Friends at 6 p.m. in Delaware Stadium next Saturday. Friends beat Tower Hill, 14-6, in Saturday’s semifinals.

The Blue Raiders will be playing in the title game for the second time in the last three years. Woodbridge beat the Quakers, 14-9, in the 2016 state title game.

Friends downed the Raiders, 24-21, on Sept. 21.

Downstate teams have 17 state championships in Division II.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 88, Greensboro 81: Trailing by six at halftime and by eight with 10:38 to go, the Wolverines (2-3) used an 18-6 run and Greensboro’s foul trouble to pull out the victory.

Brian Cameron tied the game at 76-76 on a three-play with 7:06 remaining. Derick Charles’ free throw then put Wesley ahead to stay.

The Wolverines outscored Greensboro 50-24 in the paint and held a 43-27 edge in rebounds.

Cameron led all scorers with 27 points while Charles netted 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

Brandon Lewis notched 15 points on 5-of-8 from the field with five rebounds. Tyrone Craven dished out a career-high 11 assists along with five rebounds while Moe Goin came off the bench to chip in with 10 points and four rebounds.

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