Roundup: York pulls away to defeat Wesley 97-79 in CAC men’s hoops

Brian Cameron of Wesley trying to shoot past York defender Dalton Myers in the first half Wednesday night. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

York led by only three points at halftime before pulling away to a 97-79 victory over Wesley College in Capital Athletic Conference men’s basketball on Wednesday night.

Five players scored in double figures for the Spartans (1-0 CAC, 4-1 overall), led by Blayde Reich with 30. Reich sank 12-of-15 shots from the floor.

The Wolverines (1-1, 1-3) also had five players in double figures. Evan Anderson tallied a team-high 19 points after hitting 4-of-6 three-pointers.

Also leading Wesley were Brian Cameron (17), J.W. Lawson (15), Paul Clemons (12) and Mychal Stefanides (11). Cameron added six assists while Lawson pulled down eight rebounds.

After holding a 47-44 advantage at intermission, York outscored the Wolverines, 50-35, over the final 20 minutes.

WOMEN, Delaware State 60, Longwood 56: NaJai Pollard scored 20 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 2:31 left to give the Hornets their first victory of the season.

Wolverine JW Lawson gets YorkÕs Mike Frauenheim (11) and Joey Polczynski to bite on a head fake Wednesday night. .Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Pollard also scored the 1,000th point of her career on the night. Her jumper gave DSU a 55-54 lead in the fourth quarter as the Hornets finished the game on a 21-13 run.

A’Nikeyawna Barber was the only other DelState player in double figures with 10 points. She led the Hornets with seven rebounds.

Ryan Jones chipped in nine points for Delaware State (1-4).

Delaware 53, St. Bonaventure 52: Junior Nicole Enabosi blocked a shot in the closing seconds as the Blue Hens picked up a hard-fought win.

Down by three with a minute-and-a-half remaining, sophomore Bailey Kargo knocked down two free throws before Samone DeFreese came up with a layup with 23 seconds on the clock to give Delaware (4-3) the one-point advantage.

Even Anderson of Wesley trying to drive to the basket around York defender Jared Wagner. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Enabosi finished the game with her fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds to go along with two steals, two assists and the blocked shot.

Sophomore Abby Gonzales added 12 points.

York 87, Wesley 53: The Spartans stormed out to a 30-point halftime lead over the Wolverines before posting the Capital Athletic Conference win.

Stacey O’Neale came off the bench to net a team-high 12 points for the Wolverines (1-1 CAc, 2-3 overall) while Monshea Newsome-Murray added 11.

Local sports

76ers building facility in Wilmington: The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Wednesday that they are building a 140,000-square-foot, multi-purpose sports complex and youth training center in Wilmington.

The NBA organization’s G League team, the Delaware 87ers, will also play in the 76ers Fieldhouse. The Sevens currently play in the Carpenter Center in Newark.

Governor John Carney and Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki joined the 76ers in Wednesday’s announcement. The facility will be built on an 8.9-acre parcel of land off U.S. Route 13 and Garasches Lane.

Officials said their goal is to “provide thousands of underserved youth with new sports programming and opportunities.” The facility will seat approximately 2,500 fans for games.

Del. Hall of Fame nomination meeting: The final Delaware Sports Hall of Fame public nomination meeting for 2018 candidates will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Dover Downs Hotel.

Supporters of candidates may speak briefly. Supporters should bring background material on their candidates. Anyone planning to attend Sunday’s meeting should e-mail and also check the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame web site.

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