Local roundup: Smyrna, Laurel earn top seeds in state dual meet wrestling tourney

Dylan Craighton of Polytech puts John Lawson of A.I. on his back to win by a fall in the 3rd period… Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Smyrna High and Laurel High earned the No. 1 seeds in the upcoming state dual meet wrestling tournament in Division I and Division II respectively.

The tournament is hosted by Smyrna on Saturday and first round action begins at 2 p.m.

Eight teams from the Henlopen Conference made the tournament with four in Division I and four more in Division II.

Caesar Rodney is the third seed in Division I and will face No. 6 seed St. Georges who had the automatic bid from winning the Blue Hen Conference Flight A regular season title. Sussex Cen-tral is seeded fourth and will face Henlopen Conference Northern Division rival Dover in the first round who is the fifth seed.

Adam Greenly of Polytech trying to takedown A.I. duPont’s Geovanni in the 126-pound match. Greenly won by fall in 34 seconds. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Salesianum is the two seed and has the other first round bye in Division I with Smyrna.

Indian River joined Laurel as teams with a first round bye in Division II. The Indians are the sec-ond seed.

Milford earned the third seed and will square off with another Henlopen Conference Southern Division team in No. 6 seed Woodbridge.

Archmere and Delaware Military Academy are the fourth and fifth seed in Division II.

The finals are scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

The first round starts with a 152-pound matchup, the second round begins at 160 pounds and the finals will start with the 170-pounders.

Caesar Rodney 45, Cape Henlopen 15: The Riders won 10 of the 14 individual matches in fin-ishing their Henlopen North schedule with a win.

Riley Tracy (152 pounds), Gavin Boyer (195) and Kevin Bowne (113) all had pins for CR.

Polytech wins a pair: The Panthers defeated Wilmington Charter 36-33 and downed A.I. du Pont 75-6 on the final day of the regular season to end their year with a 5-8 overall record.

Boys’ basketball

St. Thomas More 70, Polytech 60: The Ravens shook off an early five-point deficit with a 16-7 run in the second quarter of Wednesday’s victory.

Alvin West tallied 26 points, Omari Burris scored 23 and DeAndre Gourdine added 17 points for St. Thomas More.

Malik Voshell (13), Brandin Obidike (11) and Christian Cote (11) all scored in double figures for the Panthers.

Sussex Central 59, Delmarva Christian 41: Ryhlee Matthews tallied a game-high 20 points in the nonconference victory.

The Golden Knights outscored Delmarva Christian 22-7 in the fourth quarter to pull ahead.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 67, Appoquinimink 48: Kylie Kornegay-Lucas netted 25 points to pace the Riders to the nonconference win on Wednesday.

Brionna Brooks added 13 points, sinking three of CR’s four three-pointers. It was the fifth win in a row for the Riders (10-6).

Delmarva Christian 29, St. Peter & Paul, Md. 18: Kandice Schlabach netted 13 to lead the Royals while Camryn Breasure added seven points.

College basketball

MEN, Wesley 72, Marymount 65: Brian Cameron’s 29 points paced the Wolverines to a confer-ence victory.

JW Lawson came off the bench to score 18 points for Wesley.

WOMEN, Marymount 82, Wesley 53: Stacey O’Neale paced the Wesley offense with 18 points in the defeat. O’Neale knocked down six three-pointers.

Shelby Johnson tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. Johnson was 6-for-9 from the field. Ti-yanna Gibbsnotched 11 points and four rebounds. Monshea Newsome-Murray chipped in with six points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals.

College baseball

Hornets picked to win MEAC North: Delaware State is the favorite to win the 2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division baseball race, according to a poll of league head coaches and sports information representatives announced this week.

The Hornets collected 13 of 18 first place votes and 67 total points in the poll. Delaware State is seeking its first MEAC North crown since 2014.

Norfolk State, winner of the last three North titles, is second in the 2018 poll with the five re-maining first place votes and 56 points. The Spartans were runners-up in 2017 MEAC Baseball Tournament.

Coppin State (32 points) and Maryland-Eastern Shore (25) are picked to finish third and fourth, respectively.

Defending conference champ Bethune-Cookman is the heavy favorite to capture the five-team 2018 MEAC Southern Division race.

Delaware State opens its 2018 season with a four-game series at Savannah State Feb. 16-18. The Hornets will play their home opener on Mar. 10 against Fairleigh Dickinson.

Special Olympics

Bowling event set for Dover: The annual Special Olympics Delaware Bowling State Tourna-ment will be held on Feb. 17 at Brunswick Doverama in Dover.

More than 370 athletes and Unified partners (peers without intellectual disabilities) from five ar-ea programs — Wilmington Wizards, Newark Dragons, MOT Tigers, Kent County Wild Kats and Sussex Riptide — will compete in singles, doubles, Unified doubles, bumper and ramp events. For more information visit www.sode.org.

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