Hens make comeback history in CAA tourney win

CHARLESTON, S.C. — For the better part of the game, it looked like there was no way Delaware was going to pull out a victory. And the Blue Hens decided to win any way. Pulling off one of its more memorable comebacks in recent memory, fifth-seeded Delaware shook off a 16-point deficit to stun No. […]

Dover can’t close out tense title game in loss to Sanford

NEWARK — For just a moment, Dover High could see the promised land. The Senators weren’t up by much. But they were up on top-seeded Sanford in the closing minutes and had any number of chances to really put the Warriors on the ropes. Sanford never budged, though, scoring the go-ahead basket with only 29.9 […]

Senators aim to be back next year’s championship game

NEWARK — The Dover High boys’ basketball team hung around to watch the celebration. The Senators had just suffered a heartbreaking 48-45 loss to Sanford in the DIAA boys’ basketball state championship game Saturday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. Dover’s players remained on the court, heads buried in jerseys to help dry the tears. Each […]

Caesar Rodney falls to Glasgow in first Unified basketball championship

NEWARK — The Caesar Rodney High Unified basketball team didn’t get to celebrate the state championship it was hoping for. But the Riders left the Bob Carpenter Center with their heads held high. “They did amazing,” said CR coach Nate Threatts. “They worked so hard. They did everything I coached them to do and it […]

St. Elizabeth dominates Cape Henlopen in quarterfinals

DOVER — Pat Woods believed his Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball team had gotten better since the last time it faced St. Elizabeth. The only problem was, St. E’s had gotten better, too. Top-seeded St. Elizabeth and its talented junior guard, Ber’Nyah Ward-Mayo, turned up the pressure early and ran away to a 57-33 score […]

Woodbridge tourney run ends with  67-37 quarterfinal loss

DOVER — It was a season of firsts for the Woodbridge High girls’ basketball program. First undefeated regular season and first DIAA quarterfinals appearance in school history. The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders’ historic state tourney run ended Monday night at the hands of a 67-37 loss to fifth-seeded Caravel Academy at Dover High. “The girls did […]

Hornet women on 3-game streak with 59-56 win over Norfolk St

  DOVER — For the first time this year, the Delaware State University women’s basketball team has a winning streak. And the Hornets are starting to make their home floor a fortress. Delaware State edged Norfolk State University 59-56 on Monday night for its second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in a row. The Hornets moved to […]

Howard knocks St. Thomas More out of tourney

MAGNOLIA — So many times over the last several seasons, St. Thomas More’s girls’ basketball team has looked out-numbered. But, so many times, it didn’t matter. On Friday night, though, the Ravens couldn’t find a way to overcome. Eleventh-seeded Howard rallied for the final 10 points of the contest to knock off No. 6 St. […]

Woodbridge girls’ victory earns spot at quarterfinals

BRIDGEVILLE — The Woodbridge High girls’ basketball team already put together a historic regular season. On Friday night, it was time to make some history in the postseason. The Blue Raiders reached the DIAA state tournament quarterfinals for the first time ever, thanks to a 68-49 victory over Sussex Central High. Fourth-seeded Woodbridge (21-1) will […]

Cape girls cruise to 55-17 2nd round win over St. Georges Tech

LEWES — Defense has been a point of emphasis for Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball coach Pat Woods this season. But even he appeared a bit surprised when his eighth-seeded Cape squad held the ninth-seeded St. Georges Tech High offense to under 20 points in Friday night’s 55-17 victory in the second round of the […]