UD men fall, Lake, St. Thomas More boys win

Ryan Allen’s 18-foot jumper in the final seconds spun off the rim as the University of Delaware men’s basketball team fell to Northeastern, 70-67, in another heartbreaker Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens (11-15, 4-9 CAA) trailed by 10 points with 7:42 remaining but closed within a point on an Allen baseline jumper with 1:13 to play. After three consecutive turnovers, Allen pulled up just to the left of the top of the key for an off-balance jumper, but it was just off the mark and the Huskies’ Vasa Pusica grabbed the rebound with 1.2 seconds remaining.

Pusica then hit two free throws, before the Blue Hens turned the ball over on a last chance halfcourt pass as Northeastern (16-9, 9-4 CAA) pulled out the win.

Allen again paced Delaware with 19 points on the night, while Eric Carter notched his eighth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Chyree Walker chipped in with nine points, while Anthony Mosley and Skye Johnson contributed eight apiece. The Blue Hens shot 52.9 percent from the field and 11 of 12 from the foul line, but were hurt by a 2 of 11 performance from behind the arc.

Pusica led the Huskies with 27 points including five three-pointers, while Donnell Gresham added 17 points on the night.

The teams went into the half tied at 37-37 and were still knotted at 51-51 with 10:12 to play, but Northeastern scored the next 10 points and led the rest of the way.

“I decided not to call a timeout on the last possession; we got good movement and our most talented scorer a shot, it just didn’t go in,” said UD coach Martin Ingelsby. “We were down 10 and battled back, but just didn’t have enough. We’re searching to get over the hump. I thought we got good balance tonight, we need that from our group. We don’t have a lot to show for the last couple weeks, but I feel like we’re growing as a basketball team.”

It was the seventh loss in a row for Delaware.

Allen hit a three-pointer for the 23rd consecutive game, tied for the second longest streak in UD history. The freshman has led the Hens in scoring in six of the last seven games.

Boys’ basketball

Lake Forest 64, Milford 47: Thomas Hoskins was one of four Spartans in double-figures with 19 points as Lake Forest earned a Henlopen Conference Southern Division contest.

Jaysem Vasquez and Kaheim Roach each netted 12 points while Isaiah Morris chipped in 10. Tyreke Benson’s 17 points led Milford.

St. Thomas More 51, St. Andrew’s 46: The Ravens trailed 32-28 before scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind victory.

Alvin West was St. Thomas More’s top scorer with 14 points. DeAndre Gourdine added 12 points while Omari Burris and Keenan Williams had 11 apiece.

ECHS@DSU 77, Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security 64: Camyron Jones paced ECHS@DSU with 32 points for its 12th victory of the season.

Seaford 74, Delmar 33: The Blue Jays opened the game on a 16-2 run and never looked back.

Quintae Sykes led all scorers with 26 points.

Girls’ basketball

Woodbridge 56, Laurel 43: Janeira Scott had 14 points, Sierra Smith scored 12 and the Blue Raiders remained unbeaten in the Henlopen South.

Logan Handy tallied a game-high 25 points for Laurel.

Sussex Tech 62, Milford 11: Mi’Cah Shelton’s 12 points led the Ravens in their win on Thursday.

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