Local roundup: Kent paces Hornet men to second victory

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Sophomore Zach Kent led four Delaware State double figure scorers with a career-high 19 points in the Hornets’ 75-58 men’s basketball victory over St. Mary’s in Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Kent, from Magnolia, also grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds to record his first collegiate double-double.

Pinky Wiley added 16 points, while Myles Carter tallied 14 and L.J. Stansbury had 10 for the Hornets. Also, DSU’s Ameer Bennett tied his career-high with 11 rebounds in the contest.

The Hornets (2-12), who have a pair of wins over Division III programs this winter, were playing their first game since Feb. 6. Kent was 8-for-13 from the field. The Tennessee transfer’s previous scoring high at Delaware State was 15 points vs. both UNC-Wilmington and Norfolk State, while his top rebounding total before Sunday was seven against Lancaster Bible.

Kent has scored in double figures in four straight games and six of the last seven.

Delaware State used a 16-0 run to start the second half to blow open a close game. The Hornets led 41-33 to start the second half.

DSU held St. Mary’s scoreless for nearly seven minutes of the half to take control of the game. Kent capped off the rally with two free throws to give the Hornets a 57-33 lead with 14:05 left.

Delaware State returns to action on Wednesday with a rescheduled game at Norfolk State.

WOMEN, James Madison 65, Delaware 62: The Blue Hens came all the way back from a 15-point deficit only to fall to the Dukes in a CAA matchup on Sunday evening.

First-place Delaware (14-2 CAA, 17-3 overall) had to settle for a two-game split with JMU (8-4 CAA, 12-7 overall) after ending a 16-game losing streak to the Dukes on Saturday.

After trailing 30-15 in the second quarter, the Hens took their only lead of the contest at 50-49 on a Jasmine Dickey three-pointer with 6:43 remaining.

The Dukes, however, reeled off the next eight points and Delaware never got closer than three the rest of the night.

Dickey finished with 19 points while Ty Battle added 17 points and 18 rebounds.

Delaware shot just 27 percent (21-of-78) in the game including 5-of-23 from three-point range. Jewel Smalls, who went 8-for-9 from beyond the arc on Saturday, was 0-for-10 on Sunday.

College lacrosse

DSU game postponed: The Delaware State women’s lacrosse home contest vs. Sacred Heart scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to field conditions. There was no word on whether the game will be made up.

The Hornets (0-0) are scheduled to play at Delaware (0-1) on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

Caesar Rodney 66, Smyrna 34: Stacey Deputy poured in 25 points to pace the Riders to the Henlopen North win on Saturday.

The contest was tied before CR out-scored the Eagles, 26-5, in the second quarter. Alexia Jordan (15) and Jada McCullough (13) also scored in double figures for CR (10-2).

Megan Keller scored nine points after hitting three three-pointers for Smyrna.