Roundup: Smyrna tops Central to capture Henlopen North wrestling title

Smyrna High reeled off the first 30 points of the match before posting a 39-27 victory over Sussex Central to wrap up the Henlopen North wrestling title on Friday night.

With the match starting at 120 pounds, the Eagles got pins from Nicholas Natarcola (120), Cole Sebastianelli (126) and Chase Archangelo (145) in the first five bouts. Anthony Wuest’s 49-second pin at 195 helped sew up the win for Smyrna (6-0 North, 13-1 overall).

The Eagles have now won 31 straight regular-season North matches since 2012.

The Golden Knights battled back in Friday’s match with pins from Blake Chambers (170), John Morris (220) and Jevon Saffold (106).

Sussex Tech 33, Polytech 29: The Ravens won four matches by pin to earn their first Henlopen North win of the season.

Carl Schirmer (285) had a fall in 1:30 for the quickest pin of the four. Hunter Hineline (126), Royuan Jones (152) and Robert Van Pelt (195) also had pins for the Ravens.

Avery Mayan (160) posted a fall in 16 seconds for the Panthers with Vincent Tascione (182) also winning by pin.

Indian River 53, Woodbridge 16: The Indians collected six pins in the Henlopen South victory.

Ta’Jon Knight (120), Jessie O’Neal (126), Arturo Mora-Salas (160), Zion Howard (170), Zeke Marcozzi (182) and Zachary Shultz (220) all won by fall for IR.

TaeShaun Ford-Jackson (152) had a pin for the Raiders.

Boys’ basketball

Lake Forest 67, Caravel 57: The Spartans outscored the Buccaneers, 44-34, in the second half to pick up the nonconference victory.

Four Lake Forest players finished in double figures: Isaiah Morris (19 points), Cameron Lewis (13), Ahmanuel White (12) and Saleem Roach (10). White hit three of the Spartans’ six three-pointers.

Cape Henlopen 69, Concord 50: The Vikings outscored the Raiders, 28-13, in the fourth quarter to put away the nonconference victory.

Randy Rickards (13), Ian Robertson (11) and Cory Barnes (10) all scored in double figures for Cape (12-5), which won its fourth game in a row.

Girls’ basketball

Sussex Central 55, Woodbridge 16: Azayah Garrison netted 15 points to pace the Golden Knights to the victory.

Ambria Stratton and Tashara Houston added 11 points apiece for Central.

College basketball

WOMEN, James Madison 77, Delaware 42: The Blue Hens tallied just 14 points in the second half as James Madison pulled away to the Colonial Athletic Association win.

Down by only two at the end of the first quarter, the Hens shot 55.6 percent (5-of-9) in the second quarter and trailed by 10 at halftime.

The second half was marked by 13 Delaware turnovers while the Hens (13-10, 7-5 CAA) went 6-of-24 from the floor.

Redshirt junior Sadé Chatman led UD with 14 points while senior Erika Brown collected 12 points and four steals. Delaware played without leading scorer Nicole Enabosi and junior Kiersten West, who were out due to the flu and a concussion, respectively.

College softball

Michigan 7, Delaware 0: The Blue Hens opened its season by falling to the sixth-ranked Wolverines during the first day of the USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament.

The Wolverines, who have advanced to the Women’s College World Series each of the last two years, jumped in front with four runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Wolverines righthander Megan Betsa, a two-time NFCA All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, struck out 15 Blue Hens while firing a three-hit shutout.

UD junior Leanna Gearhart reached base during all four of her plate appearances for the Hens with a bunt single, two walks and a hit by pitch. Mariah Kondravy added a single and a walk, while Devon Steiner had the other Delaware hit.

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