Roundup: Nine Henlopen wrestlers earn top seeds, Woodbridge beats Laurel in boys; hoops

Henlopen Conference wrestlers have earned nine of the top seeds in the 14 weight classes for this weekend’s DIAA individual state tournament at Cape Henlopen High.

Smyrna has the most No. 1 seeds with four. Joey Natarcola (106 pounds), Nick Natarcola (132), Josh Dailey (182) and Tony Wuest (195) are all seeded first in their weight class.

Milford has a pair of top seeds in Robbie Rosser (120) and Anthony Diaz (220). Cam Hayes of Caesar Rodney is first overall at 126 pounds.

Polytech’s Avery Mayan (160) and Indian River’s Will Rayne (113) round out the Henlopen Conference’s first seeds.

Other top seeds include Harry Latch (138) of Salesianum, Kyle McDonough (138) of Sanford, Andrew Brooks (145) of Sanford, Logan Montgomery (170) of Salesianum and Hunter Balback (285) of Delaware Military Academy.

The two-day state meet begins with the first round on Friday night and the finals wrapping up Saturday evening.

Boys’ basketball

Woodbridge 67, Laurel 38: Jamon Kane scored a game-high 25 points to pace the Blue Raiders to a Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory.

Hassan Corbin added 18 points for Woodbridge (13-6) while Kejon Mosley chipped in 10.

Holten Ulysee led Laurel (11-7) with 16 points.

St. Elizabeth 58, Milford 41: Daniel Shockley had 13 points in the nonconference loss for the Buccaneers.

Girls’ basketball

Sussex Tech 68, Laurel 40: Janiya Stevens netted 15 points and Mi’Cah Shelton followed with 12 as the Ravens upped their record to 16-3.

Logan Handy’s 16 points paced Laurel.

College basketball

WOMEN, Delaware State 70, Coppin State 66: Keke Barber hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 30 seconds left as the Hornets overcame a 16-point deficit for a MEAC victory.

DSU’s Ryan Jones led all scorers with 21 points. NaJai Pollard added 18 points and narrowly missed out on a double-double with nine rebounds. Barber scored 13 points including the game-winner.

College swimming

Local swimmers set college records: Former Caesar Rodney High swimmer Aaron Green of Widener University was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Swimmer of the Year.

Green broke his own MAC Championship meet record in the 100-freestyle with a time of 45.12 before breaking it again leading off the 400-freestyle relay in 44.81. Green also won the 50-free at the championships and was second in the 100-butterfly.

Dover High grad Brianna Hand-Solomon, now a junior at Hood College, broke the school’s record in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 59.79. She placed sixth at conferences and also was eight in the 200-backstroke and 13th in the 50-freestyle.

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