Roundup: Rider girls edge Central in season opener

CR’s Kylie Kornegay-Lucas lays up against Sussex Central at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Caesar Rodney High built an 11-point halftime lead before holding on for a 42-40 girls’ basketball win over Sussex Central in its season opener on Friday night.

Junior Kylie Kornegay-Lucas netted a game-high 14 points for the Riders with Brionna Brooks adding 12 in the Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup.

Defending Henlopen champion CR led 33-22 at halftime before the Golden Knights rallied in the second half.

Ambria Stratton had 12 points to lead Central and Raeonna Stratton added 11.

Sussex Tech 54, Dover 32: Mi’Cah Shelton scored 15 points and Janiya Stevens added 10 to pace the Ravens to the North victory.

Sussex Tech, which was 22-of-41 from the foul line, opened up a 38-6 halftime lead.

Tamyah scored 15 points to lead the Senators.

CR’s Alexis Reid goes for a layup against Sussex Central’s Baleigh Lambert in the first quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Woodbridge 47, Seaford 18: The Raiders outscored the Blue Jays, 18-6, in the third quarter to pull away to the South victory.

Delmarva Christian 49, Indian River 40: The Royals outscored the Indians, 9-0, in overtime to pull out the win.

Boys’ basketball

Sussex Tech 69, Dover 62: Kamron Williams netted 18 points as the Ravens opened the season with a Henlopen North victory.

Devon Reynolds, who hit three three-pointers, added 13 points while Ricky Kane and Khalil Bolden had 10 apiece. Sussex Tech outscored the Senators, 22-15, in the third quarter to open up a nine-point lead.

Elijah Allen had 17 points with Eden Davis scoring 16 for Dover. Davis also sank three threes.

Caesar Rodney 89, Sussex Central 41: The Riders picked up the Henlopen North victory in their season opener.

Indian River 74, Delmarva Christian 43: The Indians built a 44-9 halftime lead before posting the victory.

CR’s Malaka Gillettegoes under the basket against Sussex Central in the second quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Andrew Workman netted 15 points to pace the Royals.

College basketball

MEN, Navy 82, Delaware 76: The Blue Hens erased a 15-point second half deficit to go up by four, but Navy responded down the stretch to post the win.

The Mids (6-3) were up 43-30 before Delaware (4-4) exploded for a 17-0 run to take its first lead of the night at 47-43 at the 12:45 mark. Anthony Mosley ignited the spurt with a pair of baskets.

After Kevin Anderson put the Blue Hens in front with a three-pointer, Mosley added a layup to put the Hens up by four.

A Darian Bryant jumper put UD back up 58-57 on a turnaround jumper with 8:12 left, but Navy scored the next five points and led the rest of the way. The Mids went up as many as nine, and the Hens never got closer than four points in the final minute.

Ryan Daly led Delaware with 23 points and four steals, and knocked down five three-pointers. Anderson scored 15 points, while Mosley added 15 points and five assists.

CR’s Malaka Gillette, right, battles for a rebound against Sussex Central’s Ambria Stratton in the first quarter at CR. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Allen reached double figures for the third straight game with 11 points, while Bryant was the fifth UD player in double figures with 10 points.

College football

UD’s Nichols to play in Shrine game: Delaware senior nose tackle Bilal Nichols, who recently finished off an football career as a three-time all-conference selection in football, has been selected to take part in the 93rd East-West Shrine Bowl all-star game.

Nichols, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound Hodgson grad, will play in the contest, which is scheduled for Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. at 3 p.m. The game will be televised live on the NFL Network.

Nichols will become the fifth Blue Hen football standout to appear in the game, joining defensive tackle Dennis Johnson (1972), cornerback Sidney Haugabrook (2004), tight end Ben Patrick (2006), quarterback Pat Devlin (2010), and defensive tackle Zach Kerr (2013). Kerr is now a member of the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

Nichols played in 44 career games with 21 starts and recorded 104 tackles (50 solo), 10.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, and 10 pass breakups.

More than 100 players from last year’s Shrine game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters.

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