Caesar Rodney seniors anxious to get season started

CAMDEN — For almost as long as he can remember, Brycen Williams said this group has been friends. When they were in third grade at Allen Frear Elementary, you’d find them playing basketball together during recess or in gym class. “Those have been my guys since elementary school,” said Williams, now a senior at Caesar […]

Roundup: Hornet women notch 60-45 MEAC win over Coppin State

Delaware State pulled away in the fourth quarter to finish off a 60-45 victory over Coppin State in MEAC women’s basketball on Tuesday evening. The win was the first for the Hornets (1-1 MEAC, 2-3 overall) since a season-opening victory over Rider on Dec. 5. DelState, which avenged a two-point loss to the Eagles on […]

Smyrna’s Matthews feels good about decision to come home

SMYRNA — Caleb Matthews first went to New Jersey feeling pretty good about his situation. But then, slowly but surely, things seemed to slip away from the former Smyrna High basketball standout. A freshman at NJIT, Matthews was sidelined for seven weeks early in preseason after injuring his ankle. Then, when the cast was being […]

Cape’s Cannon among 3 new DSU women’s hoops players

The Delaware State women’s basketball team recently added three players to its roster according to social-media posts. That group includes Cape Henlopen High guard Dania Cannon, who is joining the Hornets as a recruited walk-on. Also committing to Delaware State were Uchechi Ufochukwu, a 6-foot-4 grad transfer from Winthrop, and Kiana Coomber, who was a […]

Hens fall to Pride in CAA men’s basketball semifinals

WASHINGTON — There was something of a helpless feeling for Delaware’s players when Hofstra came out shooting the way it did on Monday night. For the first five minutes, the Pride was perfect. Top-seeded Hofstra sank its first four three-pointers along with five free throws and just seemed to be in control almost all night […]

Caesar Rodney battles past Patriots in second half for DIAA tournament win

CAMDEN — Every team in a state tournament understands what’s at stake. It’s win or go home. But being a senior on a state tourney team adds a whole other layer to that. It’s win or your high school career is over. That sense of finality wasn’t lost on No. 13 Caesar Rodney, which dug […]

Roundup: Seaford knocks off Hodgson 50-41

Seaford High, the No. 19 seed, knocked off No. 14 Hodgson, 50-41, in the first round of the DIAA boys’ basketball state tournament on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays (16-5) next play at No. 3 Dover (19-2) at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the tourney’s second round. Seaford is playing in the state tourney first […]

Hornets’ comeback attempt falls short

DOVER — The Delaware State men turned a 14-point deficit into a one-possession game multiple times on Monday night. And each time Norfolk State had a big basket waiting in response. The Spartans were able to hold off Delaware State’s comeback attempt as the Hornets fell 79-73 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest. Delaware State, […]

Delle Donne named DSBA Athlete of the Year

NEW CASTLE — There are people who believe Elena Delle Donne is the greatest athlete the state of Delaware has ever produced. Clearly, the 6-foot-5 basketball star is as accomplished as any First Stater in history. And, on Monday, Delle Donne added another impressive line to her resume when she was named the state Athlete […]

Roundup: Sussex Tech snaps Dover’s winning streak with 68-57 victory

Sussex Tech High out-scored Dover by 13 points over the last three quarters to knock off the Senators, 68-57, in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Tuesday night. The loss snapped a 26-game North winning streak for Dover (12-1 North, 16-2 overall). It was also just the second loss to an in-state team in the last […]