Roundup: Dover’s Allen drafted by G League

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Former Dover High basketball standout Jordan Allen was selected in the second round of the NBA G League Draft on Saturday.

Allen, who played at both Rider and Lynn University, was drafted by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers.

A 6-foot-4 guard, Allen averaged 18.4 ppg in his one season at NCAA Division II Lynn, in 2019-20. He netted 35 points in a pre-season game against Florida, hitting 9-of-17 three-point attempts.

Allen was the No. 46 pick overall in the G League draft. He’s been based in Houston, Texas, since May 2020, working out and playing in different camps and leagues around the country.

“The G League is a big deal, he’s only got one more step to go and that’s to be called up (to the NBA),” said Dover coach Stephen Wilson. “He had to work on different aspects of his game. They already thought he had an NBA body. They liked his handle, they liked his shot, they liked his persistence.

“They wanted to know if it was real, what they kept seeing.”

“The thing with me is, I’m so determined and persistent about what I want out of my life,” Allen said before going to Houston. “And I’m going to go get it, regardless. I’m a hard worker.”

Wilson said Allen will have to stay in the G League all season, which starts on Nov. 6. He’ll automatically be eligible for next spring’s NBA Draft.

Wilson thinks Allen might be the first Dover High product to be drafted by a league associated with the NBA.

College field hockey

Delaware 1, Penn 0: The No. 23 Blue Hens posted the non-conference win on Sunday.

In the seventh minute of the third period, Delaware got on the board with a penalty corner shot by Julia Duffhuis. Teammates Ashlyn Carr and Morgan Bradford, both Delmar High grads, gave Duffhuis the assist in the circle.

Duffhuis now has 12 goals on the season, leading the Hens with 25 points. Carr leads the squad with 11 assists.

College volleyball

Delaware 3, Charleston 1: The Blue Hens completed the CAA weekend series sweep by claiming a necessary 26-24, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22 victory.

Delaware moved up in the league standings with a 6-6 CAA record, 11-10 overall.

The Hens were led by a trio of double-doubles by Lani Mason, Savannah Seemans and Ezgi Basaranlar. Mason finished with 21 kills and 18 digs to register her sixth double-double on the season to go along with four block assists.

Seemans followed with 20 kills and 13 digs to record her sixth double-double to go with a match-high three aces. Basaranlar directed the Blue Hens offense with a match-high 48 assists and 10 digs for her third double-double of the season.

Mason was tabbed as the Colonial Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

College soccer

MEN, William & Mary 3, Delaware 2: Ryan Mertz scored twice on his Senior Day but it wasn’t enough as Blue Hens dropped the CAA decision on Sunday.

WOMEN, Delaware State 1, South Carolina State 1: Hornet senior midfielder Jada Lee tied the game in the 58th minute before the two teams played to the tie on Sunday.

DelState concludes the season with a record of 3-11-1.

Dover’s Quirk honored: Dover High grad Sean Quirk, now a senior goalie on the Lebanon Valley men’s soccer team, was named Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week.

Quirk began the week with a 13-save performance against Alvernia as the Dutchmen edged the Golden Wolves 1-0. He followed up with three more stops in a 2-1 victory at Hood.

College golf

UD men in second: The Delaware men’s golf team sits in second place following Monday’s second round of the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate.

The Blue Hens fired their second consecutive 278 round on Monday, and are second out of 17 teams with a 556 total. Georgetown leads the field with a 554 score heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Roberto Nieves and Sparky Ariyachatvakin each followed up their 68 rounds on Sunday by carding a 70 on Monday on the par 71, 6,564-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club course, and are tied for fifth place among individuals at four under par 138.

Field hockey

Delmar 10, Woodbridge 0: Maci Braford tallied three first-quarter goals as the Wildcats improved to 13-0 with the South win.

Jordyn Hollamon (1 assist) and Rachel Anchundia both added two goals as Delmar picked up its 11th shutout.

The Raiders made 11 saves.

Boys’ soccer

Sussex Central 7, Sussex Tech 1: The Golden Knights netted six first-half goals in the Henlopen North victory.

Central finished with advantages of 19-7 in shots and 5-0 in corner kicks.