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 […]

Roundup: Cape girls clinch Henlopen North title

Cape Henlopen High clinched its second-straight Henlopen Conference Northern Division girls’ basketball title, defeating Dover High 63-19 on Tuesday night. Dania Cannon’s game-high 22 paced the Vikings while Abbey Hearn added a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Morgan Mahoney scored 12 points and Mehkia Applewhite had 10 points with seven rebounds. Caesar Rodney […]

Cape girls answer big challenge

Pat Woods admits he might have been a little nervous. But he wasn’t too worried about whether his Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball players were ready to take on mighty Conrad last Friday night. The Vikings’ coach said his players were ready to play the game when they got to school in the morning. “As […]