Local high school roundup: Smyrna rolls past Riders to improve to 12-0


Smyrna High took control with a dominant second quarter before posting a 78-43 victory over Caesar Rodney in Henlopen North boys’ basketball on Saturday evening.

The win keeps the Eagles unbeaten at 12-0 and stretches their Henlopen North winning streak to 17 games in a row. Smyrna beat the Riders by 18 in their first meeting this season.

In the second quarter, the Eagles used a 17-3 run to open up a 39-13 advantage. Smyrna out-scored CR by a total of 26-10 in the second quarter to lead 39-17 at halftime.

Robert Wiley (16 points), Olumuyiwa Salako (14), Elisha Gregory (10) and Cole Matthews (10) all scored in double figures for the Eagles, whose point total was their second-highest of the season.

Smyrna finishes the regular season by hosting Sussex Central on Monday before playing at Dover on Thursday.

Ryan Carey had 11 points to lead the Riders (7-4), who made only 5-of-18 free throws. CR closes the regular season by hosting Sussex Tech on Monday and Sussex Central on Thursday.

Polytech 64, Sussex Tech 45: The Panthers (3-6) out-scored the Ravens, 36-19, in the second half to finish off the North win.

Delmar 54, Lake Forest 46: The Wildcats topped the Spartans for the second time this week to improve to 7-3.

Seaford 61, Woodbridge 56: The Blue Jays shook off an early 12-point deficit to pick up the Henlopen South win.

Seaford (8-1) out-scored the Raiders, 49-24, over the second and third quarters before winning their third game in a row. Brent Ricketts finished with 25 points for the Jays, hitting all four of their three-pointers.

Careen Bolden added 12 points for Seaford, which went 16-of-25 from the foul line.

Woodbridge, which sank seven three-pointers in the contest, got 18 points from Emanuel McCrea-Mosley and 14 from Bruce Mosley.

Girls’ basketball

Caravel 56, Woodbridge 42: The Buccaneers (6-4) took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter before downing the Raiders.

Cha’Kya Johnson netted 24 points for Woodbridge (7-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped.

Lake Forest 60, Delmar 25: The Spartans raised their record to 6-5 after their second win over the Wildcats in less than a week.

Laurel 45, Indian River 24: The Bulldogs used an 18-7, third-quarter run to open up a 16-point lead as they stayed unbeaten at 8-0.

Na’Kayla Smith tallied a game-high 20 points with Couri Smith adding 14.

Le’Anya Garrison led the Indians with 11 points.

Delmarva Christian 76, Wilmington Christian 31: Grace Fetterman poured in 35 points as the Royals improved to 9-4 with the non-conference victory.

Fetterman also had 10 steals, seven assists and four rebounds for Delmarva Christian, which started the game on a 23-5 run.

Kandice Schlabach (6 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocks) and Ainsley Bell (3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks) both added 11 points.