Roundup: Smyrna wrestlers shine at New Year’s Brawl Invitational

The Smyrna High wrestling team won the New Year’s Brawl Invitational hosted at Parkside High School in Maryland on Saturday.

The Eagles tallied 520 points, well ahead of second-place Parkside’s 393. Delmar was the only other Delaware school competing at the meet and finished in ninth.

Gabe Giampietro, Dylan Andruzzi, Jaxson Al-Chokhachy, Nicholas Natarcola and J.T. Davis each earned an individual title at the event.

It was the second year in a row Smyrna finished in first at the invitational.

CR, Dover have strong finishes in Virginia: Both Caesar Rodney High and Dover High earned top-10 finishes in the 27-team Joe Verciglio Memorial Invitational hosted in Chantilly, Virginia.

The Riders were runner-ups with 213.5 points behind only Oscar Smith High (264.5.). Dover ended up sixth with 148.5 points.

Mike Primo and Jackson Dean each won their respective weight classes to pace Caesar Rodney.

Richard Fonticiella, Sam Arkwuoille Jr. and Hugo Harp were Dover’s best placers with a second-place finish each.

Three Henlopen teams in top-five at Delcastle: Indian River was third, Polytech fourth and Sussex Tech fifth at the Delcastle Invitational this weekend.

Kenel Decembre of Polytech, Zach Schultz of Indian River and Jamie Schirmer of Sussex Tech represented downstate as individual champions at the event.

Salesianum won the team title led by bracket winners Zach Spence, Harry Latch and Colin Fowler. Caravel was second and also had three champions — Ethan Gray, Alex Poore and Nick Hall.

Sussex Central 40, St. Georges 21: The Golden Knights picked up a nonconference win on the road in a dual meet on Saturday.

Jevon Saffold, Cole Jester, Brandon Greenlee and Michael Wright each recorded a pin for Sussex Central.

Boys’ basketball

Woodbridge 68, Indian River 39: The Blue Raiders went on a 16-5 run in the second quarter to break open a 13-13 tied game and held on for the Henlopen Conference South Division victory on Saturday.

Men’s basketball

Marywood 101, Wesley 94: The Wolverines lost that Atlantic East Conference contest to fall to 1-1 in conference and 7-8 overall.

Three Wolverines tallied 20-plus points in the loss. Brian Cameron led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Cameron pulled down eight rebounds and four assists. Evan Anderson picked up 26 points on 9-of-15 from the field. Anderson knocked down 5-of-9 from three and added four rebounds. Derick Charles tallied 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Charles also grabbed six rebounds and swatted two shots.

Brandon Lewis notched eight points, three rebounds and two steals off the bench. Terrence Braxton reeled in six rebounds and scored five points.

Women’s basketball

Marywood 72, Wesley 50: Sydney Pedersen and Monshea Newsome-Murray tallied double figures in the loss. Pedersen notched a team-high 17 points along with six rebounds. Newsome-Murray scored 12 points and added six assists and six boards.

Shelby Johnson registered nine points and four rebounds. SherVohnia Tolson and Angelique Gathers picked up five points and four rebounds respectively off the bench.

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