St. Thomas More boys close schedule with 14th straight win

 


The St. Thomas More will head into the state tournament on a 14-game winning streak after downing Indian River, 72-32, in boys’ basketball on Tuesday night.

Already leading by eight points, the Ravens (17-3) pulled away by outscoring the Indians, 26-8, in the second quarter.

Four St. Thomas More players finished in double figures: Greg Bloodsworth (18 points), Eric Montanez (15), Patrick Magee (11) and Corey Gordon (10). The Ravens sank eight three-pointers.

Jamier Felton scored a game-high 23 points for IR (12-8).

The pairings for the DIAA state tourney will be announced on Friday.

Dover 97, Del. Public Safety & Security 60: The Senators netted 30 points in the first quarter and 35 more in the fourth in the nonconference win.

The 97-point total was a season high for Dover, which finished the regular season with a record of 9-11.

Cape Henlopen 81, Brandywine 46: The Vikings outscored the Bulldogs, 25-11, in the first quarter to take control from the start.

Randy Rickards netted 18 points, Ian Robertson had 17 points and Jerry Harden added 12 for Cape (14-6).

Laurel 52, Sussex Central 44: The Bulldogs outscored the Golden Knights by a combined 26-12 in the second and third quarters before posting the victory.

Brandon Faulk tallied 19 points for Laurel with Holsen Ulysse scoring 11.

Ethan Lambert (17), Rhylee Matthews (14) and Jaron Polk (12) paced the Golden Knights,

Polytech 58, Middletown 49: The Panthers (6-13) snapped a four-game losing streak with the nonconference victory.

Appoquinimink 52, Milford 38: The Jaguars outscored the Buccaneers, 21-7, in the fourth quarter to put away the victory.

Brion Murray had 15 points with Christopher Sampson scoring 11 for the Buccaneers, who finish the regular season with a record of 12-8.

Girls’ basketball

Smyrna 43, William Penn 36: Melena Credle and Jayla Smith netted 13 points apiece as the Eagles finished the season 6-14.

Smyrna used an 18-11 first-quarter run to take the lead from the start.

Sussex Tech 58, Milford 33: The Ravens (15-5) picked up the nonconference win as they stretched their winning streak to five games in a row.

Woodbridge 70, Design-Lab Del. 7: The Raiders (4-16) finished the season with a three-game winning streak.

N’Dea Rayford (14 points), Mikayla Serpa (14) and Tykeya Nelson (12) all finished in double figures for Woodbridge.

Laurel 61, Delmarva Christian 38: The Bulldogs improved to 16-3 with the nonconference victory.

Logan Handy led Laurel with 19 points.

Swimming

Cape leads downstate teams into states: Henlopen Conference champion Cape Henlopen High owns the top times in two events going into today’s preliminary round of the DIAA girls’ swimming state championships.

The event is being held at the University of Delaware’s Carpenter Sports Building pool, starting at 6 p.m. No tickets remain for any of this week’s state swimming events.

The boys’ preliminaries are slated for Thursday evening with both finals scheduled for Saturday.

Cape posted the top time this season in the 200-yard medley relay (1:52.22) while the Vikings’ Sarah Hyde has the fastest time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.15). Sussex Tech’s Hannah Venables has the best time in the 50-yard freestyle (25.07), ahead of Cape’s Amelia Nigh-Johnson, who is second at 25.41.

The top eight qualifiers in each event advance to Saturday’s finals.

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