Roundup: Panthers win two matches in tri-meet at A.I.

The Polytech High wrestling team won a pair of matches on the road Wednesday night.

In a tri-meet at A.I. du Pont, the Panthers first defeated Wilmington Charter 48-8 before downing the host Tigers 54-16.

With the two victories, Polytech improved to 7-4 overall. The Panthers finish their regular season Friday night at Dover (7 p.m.).

Cape Henlopen 42, Sanford 21: The Vikings won six of the last seven matches to overcome an early deficit and earn a nonconference victory.

Anthony Caruso (113), Joel Torres (195) and Zach Flores (285) recorded pinfalls for Cape (9-2).

Boys’ basketball

Cape Henlopen 60, Sussex Tech 53: Randy Rickards and Demetrius Price each netted 19 points as the Vikings rallied from a one-point halftime deficit and improved to 9-7.

Girls’ basketball

Delmarva Christian 55, Salisbury Christian, Md. 35: Kirah Harmon’s 25 points led the Royals on senior night.

Camryn Breasure and Ashlee McCoy chipped in 11 points apiece for Delmarva Christian (11-6).

Men’s basketball

Salisbury 68, Wesley 62: The Wolverines trailed by seven at halftime and couldn’t get back in the game as they fell to their Capital Athletic Conference rivals.

JW Lawson came off the bench to pace Wesley with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Anthony Bowers scored 12 points while Wayne Lennon chipped in 10 as the other Wolverine in double figures.

Rashan Brinkley and Evan Anderson netted seven points apiece for Wesley (5-10 CAC, 7-15 overall).

Women’s basketball

Salisbury 76, Wesley 64: The Wolverines dropped a Capital Athletic Conference contest Wednesday night.

Alexus Stroud continued her torrid scoring streak to lead the team with 23 points while Tiyanna Gibbs added 12. Tiara White scored six and grabbed a team-high six rebounds, while Brionna Johnson was limited to a season-low four rebounds. Gibbs and Monshea Newsome-Murray each snatched three steals as Wesley forced 19 turnovers but committed 14 of their own.

The Wolverines lost the battle of the boards as the Sea Gulls outrebounded them 55-31 and notched 21 second-chance points.

Wesley battled with Salisbury in the first quarter, trading baskets for the majoirty of the frame. With 40 seconds remaining, Salisbury jumped out to a six-point lead, their largest of the quarter, but Stroud drilled a three on the Wolverines’ final offensive possession to make it 18-15 after the first period.

In the second, a Gibbs three cut the Salisbury lead to 22-20 but the Sea Gulls responded with a 10-0 run over the next two minutes. Salisbury led by as many as 14 points, but a Brittney Kerns layup made it a 10-point game at the halftime break.

In the second half, Wesley drew within nine but could come no closer to tying the contest. Midway through the third quarter a pair of Stroud free throws made the score 46-37, but the Sea Gulls put together a 22-9 run spanning over the next eight minutes to put the game out of reach. The Wolverines outscored Salisbury 18-8 over the final seven minutes but by then the game was out of reach.

Wesley moves to 5-17 on the year with a 4-11 mark in conference play.

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