Unbeaten Smyrna defeats Sussex Tech 49-30 in Henlopen North dual meet

Nick Natarcola of Smyrna scored a fall over Sussex Tech’s Roberto Santos in the 138-pound match in the 3rd period of Thursday night’s dual meet. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Smyrna High won its fourth dual meet of the season, defeating Sussex Tech 49-30 in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division matchup on Thursday night to improve to 4-0 this year (2-0 Henlopen North).

Gabe Giampietro (106 pounds), Jaxson Al-Chokhachy (132), Nick Natarcola (138), Logan Kosky (152), J.T. Davis (182) and Masen Wilson (195) each recorded pins for Smyrna. Bryce Mullen (145) won via tech-fall while Dylan Andruzzi (113) and Gavin Sembly (160) each earned major-decisions.

In the 132 pound bout Smyrna’s Jaxon Al-Chokhachy pinned Chase Flood of Sussex Tech in the first period.

Sussex Tech won five matches — all pins. The pins were by Mason Rolph (120), Evan Broomall (126), Trey Hatfield (170), Andrew Hawkins (220) and Jamie Schirmer (285).

Girls’ basketball

Polytech 49, Sussex Central 40: Yaa Asantewa Afriyie’s 18 points paced the Panthers to the Henlopen North victory.

Courtney Turner added 14 points for Polytech while Jazmin Kellam had nine. Raeonna Stratton’s 15 led Sussex Central.

Lake Forest 68, Milford 21: Three Spartans netted more than 15 points in the win over Milford.

Jada Gourdine led the way with 18 points and Grace Aguilar followed with 17 while Gabrielle Almonte recorded 16 points for Lake Forest.

Woobridge 68, Laurel 28: Janeira Scott scored a game-high 17 points and Mikayla Sepra had 15 points for the Blue Raiders in the Henlopen South contest.

Cha’Kya Johnson (12 points) and Tykeya Nelson (10) also finished in double-figures for Woodbridge.

Boys’ basketball

Indian River 69, Sussex Academy 31: The Indians used a 25-4 run in the third quarter to pull away in the second half.

Michael Meehan led the way for Indian River with a game-high 15 points.

ECHS@DSU 59, Seaford 56: The Hornets picked up their third win of the season on Thursday.

Men’s basketball

Wesley 94, Eastern 68: For the third time in the past four games, Brian Cameron eclipsed the 30-point mark as he tallied 31 points in the Wolverine victory.

Cameron was 6-of-11 shooting, 3-of-5 from beyond the 3-point line and went 16-for-17 from the free-throw line. Evan Anderson scored 20 points in the game to tally his sixth game with 20 or more points. Both Anderson and Cameron recorded three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Derick Charles and Terrence Braxton also registered double figures in the win. Charles was a rebound away from a double-double, picking up 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Charles was 7-of-9 from the field. Braxton collected 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Tolu Babalola and Brandon Lewis chipped in off the bench with six points and three rebounds apiece. Lewis added three steals. Tyrone Craven pulled down six rebounds from his point guard position.

The score was relatively close to start the game with Wesley falling behind early to Eastern. But Wesley would find their rhythm and take a 48-35 lead into halftime.

Wesley would start the second half on fire, getting on a 23-9 run to start the half to take a 29-point lead in the middle part of the second. Wesley kept the pressure on Eastern, extending their lead to 36 with 3:45 to go in the game when Terrence Braxton knocked down a pair of free throws.

As a team, Wesley shot 44.3 percent (27-61) from the field and hit seven 3-pointers. Wesley took advantage of their chances at the charity stripe, as the Wolverines knocked down 33 of their 37 chances (89.2 percent) at the free-throw line. Wesley also held the 39-28 rebounding edge over Eastern.

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