Roundup: QB Wade transferring to Hens; UD gets dramatic hoop win; Wesley men win big

Wesley guard Brian Cameron goes up for a shot jumper defended by Jordan Johnson (right) and Daniel Alexander of Frostburg State. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Darius Wade is coming home for his last year of college football.

The former Middletown High standout quarterback announced on social media on Saturday that he is transferring to Delaware.

A 6-foot, 215-pound lefthander, Wade will have one season of eligibility remaining after spending the last four years at Boston College.

“I am more than blessed to have this great opportunity to be a part of the blue hen family,” Wade wrote on his Instagram page. “Now it’s time to get to work and bring a championship back to our great Delaware fans because you guys deserve it!”

The addition of the 2012 state Offensive Player of the Year means the Blue Hens will have three senior QBs with starting experience in Joe Walker, J.P. Caruso and Wade.

Wade had an up-and-down career at BC, earning the starting job early in his sophomore season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He completed 62-of-102 passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions this past season, starting his final three games.

College basketball

MEN, Delaware 61, James Madison 60: Ryan Daly hit an off-balance jumper with 14 seconds remaining before JMU missed at the buzzer as the Blue Hens scored the final eight points of the game to pull out a dramatic CAA win.

JW Lawson of Wesley goes airborne for a layup in the first half against Frostburg State Saturday. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

The Hens (11-8, 4-2 CAA), who won their third straight game, trailed 60-53 with 3:06 left. Anthony Mosley (11 points) scored on a driving layup to bring Delaware within a point, and following a Dukes miss, Daly (19) grabbed the rebound and went the length of the floor before hitting a tough eight-foot jumper to give the Hens the lead.

“Ryan Daly wants the ball in his hands, and he hit a big shot to give us the lead,” said UD coach Martin Ingelsby. “We have a confident group that is learning how to win games. We have a good vibe about us, and I like where we’re at as a program.”

Ryan Allen contributed 14 points while Eric Carter added nine points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

Wesley 72, Frostburg State 51: Brian Cameron netted 26 points to pace the Wolverines (3-5 CAC, 7-8 overall) to the win.

Trailing by two, Wesley finished the contest on a 29-8 run. J.W. Lawson (11 points, 9 rebounds), Derick Charles (6 points, 10 rebounds) also led the Wolverines.

WOMEN, Frostburg State 52, Wesley 41: Stacey O’Neale and Paige Hailstock, tallied 12 points and 10 points respectively, for the Wolverines in the loss.

Boys’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 70, Sussex Central 43: Davione Robinson netted 22 points with Shaft Clark adding 21 to pace the Riders to the Henlopen North win on Friday night.

Leading by two, CR outscored the Golden Knights 58-33 over the final three quarters.

The Knights were led by Ryhlee Matthews (18 points) and Jahlier Pettyjohn (15).

St. Mark’s 51, Milford 33: Daniel Shockley had 11 points for the Buccaneers in the loss.

Girls’ basketball

St. Thomas More 63, Wilm. Christian 35: Aniah Patterson tallied 24 points, including four three-pointers, and DahNaija Barnes added 15 to lead the Ravens.

With the game tied 10-10, St. Thomas More outscored the Lions, 23-7, in the second quarter.

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