Roundup: Smyrna takes down McDonogh, Wesley wins in men’s basketball

Mason Wilson of the Eagles keeps control over McDonoghÕs Christian Brown in the 195 pound match Wilson won by decision 8-4. (Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Smyrna High knocked off national power McDonogh High of Maryland with a 39-32 dual meet victory on Saturday night. It is Smyrna’s third consecutive win over McDonogh.

Masen Wilson recorded a decision at 195 pounds in the second to last match to give the Eagles the lead. Tony Wuest (220) clinched it in the finale with a pin.

Joseph Natarcola (113) and Ryan Kelley (145) also earned pins for Smyrna who improved to 7-0.

Salesianum 34, Caesar Rodney 21: The Riders suffered a nonconference defeat on the road.

The Sals took the first six matches for a 22-0 advantage. CR was led by Cam Hayes (126) who had the only CR pin.

Boys’ basketball

Caravel 70, Lake Forest 66: Thomas Hoskins scored 18 points as the Spartans fell to last year’s state tournament runner up.

John Forrest netted 17 points for Lake Forest. Caravel out-scored Lake 20-9 in the first quarter.

Penn Wood, Pa. 53, St. Thomas More 50: The Ravens dropped an overtime contest to an out of state opponent on Saturday.

Sussex Tech 78, Hodgson 48: The Ravens hit nine three-pointer for a nonconference victory.

Jaquan Burton and Ricky Kane each scored 14 points to pace Sussex Tech.

Caesar Rodney 70, Polytech 30: The Riders won a Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup in a game played on Friday night.

Shaft Clark scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Davione Robinson tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, eight steals and five assists.

Timothy Spence added 11 points.

Girls’ basketball

Hodgson 48, Sussex Tech 42: The Ravens fell behind 21-6 after the first quarter and couldn’t climb out of the hole.

Janiya Stevens was Sussex Tech’s top scorer with 12 points.

College basketball

MEN, Northeastern 76, Delaware 64: Northeastern used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to take the lead for good and went on to defeat Delaware Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.

The Huskies (13-7, 6-2 CAA) won their third consecutive game, while Delaware (11-10, 4-4 CAA) dropped its second in a row.

Donnell Gresham led Northeastern with 17 points while Vasa Pusica added 16 for Northeastern, which shot 66.7 percent in the second half.

Blue Hen guards Ryan Daly and Ryan Allen each scored 16 points to lead Delaware, which Anthony Mosley contributed 13 and Skye Johnson chipped in nine.

Both teams struggled from the field in a tight opening first half that featured 14 lead changes. Neither squad led by more than four points in the opening stanza, while a Daly three-pointer from the left corner in the final seconds gave Delaware a 31-28 halftime lead.

Northeastern scored the first six points of the second half to take a 34-31 lead and eventually went up six before the Blue Hens answered with a 9-2 run, going back in front 42-41 on a Daly three-pointer at the 14-minute mark.

However the Huskies countered with eight straight points of their own, taking a 49-42 lead with 11 minutes to play. Daly ended the spurt with a leaner in the lane, but two more Huskies baskets extended the margin to 53-44 with 9:24 left.

Delaware closed within 53-49 after Mosley jumper, but the Huskies then scored seven straight to go up 60-49 with 6:19 to play. Allen hit a three-pointer and then found Mosley for a layup to bring the Blue Hens within 60-55 with 4:12 left, before NU answered with five straight points to go back up double digits and put the game away.

Bethune-Cookman 85. Delaware State 78: Delaware State held a brief second half lead after trailing by 13 at the break, but fell behind again and never recovered in a loss to MEAC leader Bethune-Cookman.

The Wildcats won their fifth straight game to improve to 11-9 overall and 5-0 in the MEAC to hold the league lead. The Hornets dropped their 15th in a row to fall to 2-19 and 0-6.

Brandon Tabb led four Bethune-Cookman players in double-figures with 26 points, highlighted by five three-point field goals (5-10) and 7-for-7 shooting at the free throw line. Isaiah Bailey came off the bench to add 23 points (14-15 FTs), while Shawntrez Davis tallied 12 and Malik Maitland 10 for the Wildcats.

Freshman Marquis Collins was high scorer for Delaware State with 22 points, giving him 46 in the last two games. Collins was 9-for-18 from the field, including 4-of-7 on three-point shots. He’s the first DSU players with back-to-back 20-point games this season.

Simon Okolue scored 16 points and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds off the bench for the Hornets. Okolue was 7-for-8 from the field to raise his team-leading shooting percentage to .593 for the season (89-for-150).

Bethune-Cookman hit 13-of-25 first half shots (52%), including six three-pointers (6-for-15), en route to a 42-29 lead at intermission.

Delaware State scored the first nine points of the second half, and pulled to within 42-38 on a three-pointer by Pinky Wiley with 17:17 left to play.

The Hornets outscored the Wildcats over the next three minutes, and tied the game at 46 on a lay-up by Artem Tavakalyn at the 14:23 mark of the second half.

DSU led for its only time in the game, 48-47, when Joe Lewis hit two free throws with 13:29 remaining.

Bethune-Cookman responded by outscoring the Hornets 14-2 over the next five minutes, and opened up a 61-50 lead on a jumper by Maitland with 8:05 left to play.

Delaware State responded with a 9-0 run, and cut the Wildcats’ lead to 61-59 on a jumper by Lewis with 5:50 to go.

BCU scored the next seven points to stretch its lead to 68-59. The Hornets could get no closer than six points the rest of the way.

Wesley 84, Southern Virginia 70: Wesley shot 53.3 percent (32-60) from the field and only turned the ball over eight times in a CAC victory. Wesley outscored Southern Virginia by a 40-26 margin in the paint and 14-0 on the fastbreak.

JW Lawson of the Wolverines trying to shoot surrounded by Knight defenders. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Brian Cameron led all scorers with 26 points, his fourth consecutive 20-plus point game of the season. Cameron was 8-for-12 shooting and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. He also collected six rebounds and four assists.

JW Lawson recorded 19 points on 8-of-11 from field and 3-for-4 in free throws. Lawson also registered six rebounds and six assists off the bench.

Paul Clemons and Evan Anderson notched 12 and 11 points respectively. Clemons reeled in six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

George Cook chipped in with nine points and four assists in the win.

WOMEN, Bethune-Cookman 68, Delaware State 60: The Hornets dropped their fourth-straight to fall to 2-17 on the season.

Delaware State made 25-of-60 (41.4%) field goal attempts, but just 2-of-12 (16.7%) three-pointers.

DSU’s NaJai Pollard had a game high 28 points and 13 rebounds (also a game high). Pollard also recorded three blocks and two steals.

Ryan Jones and Genell Addison combined for 16 points.

Lanayjha Ashe added six points and eight rebounds.

Southern Virginia 78, Wesley 67: Monshea Newsome-Murray netted a career-high 33 points on 11-of-21 from the field and 11-of-16 from the charity stripe in a Wesley defeat.

Tiyanna Gibbs of Wesley puts up short jumper with Southern Virginia’s Bryndie Ballam trying to block (Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Newsome-Murray eclipsed her previous career-best of 20 points in her collegiate debut against Southern Virginia on Nov. 17, 2015. Newsome-Murray also reeled in nine rebounds, stole the ball seven times and dished out three assists.

Tiyanna Gibbs and Stacey O’Neale each tallied 13 points respectively in the loss. Gibbs pulled down nine rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Off the bench, Megan Shacklock recorded seven rebounds while Paige Hailstock notched five rebounds.

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