Carter’s 33 points pace Hens to victory

NEWARK — Everybody on Delaware’s men’s basketball team had reasons to be annoyed with themselves after Wednesday’s 15-point loss to Navy. But, as one of the Blue Hens’ few seniors, Eric Carter took it especially hard. “He felt like maybe he let the group down,” said Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby. Carter wasn’t about to let […]

Roundup: Wesley men edged by unbeaten Salisbury 91-89 in OT

In a game that saw 14 lead changes and 10 ties, the Wesley College men’s basketball team forced overtime against unbeaten Salisbury only to lose, 91-89, on a last-second three-pointer on Sunday. Gary Briddell hit a corner three-pointer on a fastbreak with only 12 seconds left to lift the Sea Gulls (9-0). Evan Anderson got […]

Riders look to learn from their mistakes

CAMDEN — Jaden Corbett still watches film of the loss to this day. Caesar Rodney High’s boys’ basketball team was so close to knocking off William Penn to earn a trip to the DIAA state quarterfinals last March. Instead, the Riders could only wonder what might have been after dropping a crushing 47-43 decision to […]

ROUNDUP: Hens fall 84-65 to UNC Greensboro in men’s basketball

UNC Greensboro used a key 19-3 run midway through the second half to pull away and post an 84-65 victory over Delaware Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Blue Hens (4-2) trailed by just four points at 53-49 following an Eric Carter layup with 14:15 remaining, but the Spartans (5-1) scored the next […]

Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen to play in Slam Dunk to the Beach

Caesar Rodney and Cape Henlopen High will be among 13 teams playing in this year’s Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament according to the field announced on Wednesday morning. The tourney, held annually as Cape Henlopen, will be played on Dec. 27-29 this year. The event will feature a pair of national Top 25 […]

Former Hen Daly transferring to St. Joseph’s

NEWARK — In the end, family won out for Ryan Daly. The former Delaware basketball standout announced on social media that he’s transferring to St. Joseph’s for the final two seasons of his college career. Both Daly’s father, Brian, and his grandfather, Jim Boyle, played for the Hawks. Boyle was also St. Joe’s head coach […]

Dover girls excited for final game as Gold stars

DOVER — When the regular season ended, they knew there was a pretty good chance they weren’t going to make the state tournament. Still, until the DIAA girls’ basketball tourney bracket was officially announced, Dover High’s players didn’t want to think they were definitely out. “We were still keeping our hopes up,” said senior Ashley […]

Smyrna seniors get one last game together

  DOVER — Caleb Matthews isn’t going to lie. Three days isn’t nearly enough time to wash away the pain of Smyrna High’s 60-49 loss to St. Elizabeth in the DIAA boys’ basketball state championship game on Saturday. “Usually, during the season, it will take maybe a day or two (to get over a loss) […]

St. E’s stops Smyrna’s bid for a second state title

  NEWARK — Smyrna High’s boys’ basketball players had been here so many times before. With 6:26 left in the fourth quarter, the Eagles were hanging onto a four-point lead. It wasn’t a big advantage. But defending state champion Smyrna had almost always found a way to make those kind of leads stand up in […]

Tough ending to memorable run for Matthews, Eagles

  NEWARK — Four trips to the quarterfinals, two state championship appearances and one state title — that’s what this Smyrna High boys’ basketball team has accomplished in the last four seasons. And yet, as the Eagles waited to receive their runner-up medals, none of that seemed to matter. A somber locker room greeted the […]