Local College Notebook: DSU’s Pollard playing for her family

NaJai Pollard has carried some extra motivation with her on the basketball court this year. The Delaware State University senior is rewriting the women’s basketball program record books. And she’s doing it with her family on her mind. Pollard became Delaware State’s women’s all-time leading scorer on Monday night. She has now recorded 1,861 points […]

College notebook: Delaware State men rallying around Edwards

The Delaware State men’s basketball team had a little extra motivation on Monday. First-year coach Eric Skeeters asked the Hornets if they could win the game for teammate Saleik Edwards, who has missed the last two games due to a concussion. The Hornets answered their coach with a thrilling 70-68 victory over South Carolina State. […]

Clark’s 21 points lead CR over Smyrna in basketball

Shaft Clark netted 21 points to pace Caesar Rodney High to a 59-51 victory over Smyrna in Henlopen Northern Division boys’ basketball on Friday night. The Riders took a 19-9 first-quarter lead and were still up by 10 going into the fourth quarter. Also for CR (13-3 overall), which won its third game in a […]

Confidence grows with winning streak for Cape Henlopen girls

LEWES — Pat Woods remembers something one of his players said before the season. The first-year Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball coach was talking to his players about their goals for the year. “One of our returners said, ‘I want to be on a team that expects to win, not just be in the game,’” […]

Hornet women earn first MEAC win against North Carolina Central

DOVER — David Caputo emerged from the locker room drenched in water. The celebration for his first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference win was a wet one. The Delaware State women’s basketball team earned a 71-61 victory over North Carolina Central on Monday night. It was the first conference win for the first-year head coach and also […]

Aggies’ hot shooting sinks Hornets 93-70

DOVER — The three-pointers seemingly never stopped coming from North Carolina A&T. And the Delaware State men’s basketball team will have to wait another game for its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory. The Aggies made 14 threes and shot 61 percent from behind the arc in a 93-70 win over the Hornets on Saturday afternoon. […]

Caravel ends Lake’s 16-game home win streak

FELTON — Caravel Academy set the tempo early and didn’t let up. Behind a 24-point performance from junior guard Kevin Keister, the Buccaneers defeated Lake Forest High, 64-46, Saturday afternoon in a physical nonconference boys’ basketball showdown. Lake’s second loss in a three-day span dropped the Spartans to 5-2 on the season. It also snaps […]

Hens excited about Allen’s return after third straight win

NEWARK — Game-wise, Ryan Allen didn’t miss all that much time. But basketball-wise, the Delaware standout sophomore missed an eternity. Allen was sidelined from March until the fall after undergoing shoulder surgery. He then promptly broke his foot to put him out for a couple more months. So the Blue Hens are pretty excited to […]

Hornet men fall to Norfolk State despite Wiley’s 28 points

Delaware State’s Pinky Wiley had career-highs of 28 points and six three-point field goals, but it wasn’t enough in the Hornets’ 77-63 loss to Norfolk State in the MEAC men’s basketball opener for both teams on Saturday. Kevin Larkin added 20 points for the Hornets. The other seven players who competed in the game for […]

Roundup: Horton’s 27 points leads Hens over Northeastern

Ithiel Horton scored a career-high 27 points and the Blue Hens got several key stops late in regulation and both overtime periods as Delaware posted an impressive 82-80 double overtime win over Northeastern in CAA men’s basketball on Sunday night at Matthews Arena. Ryan Allen added 19 points while Eric Carter recorded his seventh double-double […]