Dominique Griffith scored a game-high 24 points as the Lake Forest High boys’ basketball team rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Caravel Academy, 72-64, in a nonconference contest on Wednesday night.
D.J. Cornish and Cameron Lewis each had 14 points for the Spartans, who improved to 6-12 on the season.
St. Thomas More 73, Salisbury Christian 53: Corey Gordon had 18 points and Kobe Morris scored 17 as the Ravens picked up the win in Maryland to improve to 7-11 overall.
Joseph Carter netted 14 points while Sean Pool was also in double figures for St. Thomas More with 11.
Sussex Central 69, Arcadia 62: The Golden Knights earned a nonconference victory over the Virginia school and are now 4-14 on the season.
Holly Grove Christian 72, Delmarva Christian 65: The Royals lost in Maryland on Wednesday to fall to 3-14.
Lake Forest 48, Woodbridge 28: The Spartans were led by five pins to record the Henlopen Conference Southern Division victory.
Jemeir Brummell (160 pounds), Brian Thomson (170), Micky Mondestin (182), John Flamer (220) and Jordan Springer (285) all won via pinfall for the Spartans. Mondestin had the fastest pin, needing just 38 seconds.
Woodbridge received pins from Lucas Monson (152), Aahmad Jackson (106), Chris James (113) and Gunner Short (126).
Milford 63, Polytech 32: Xitlali Roman had 16 points to lead the Buccaneers while Jameshia Baker chipped in 14.
Kala Fluitt was also in double figures for Milford (12-5) with 11 points. Polytech (2-15) was led by nine points from Kaylee Williams.
Smyrna 53, Indian River 21: The Eagles were led by Madison Credle’s 13 points and improved to 6-12.
Woodbridge 37, Sussex Tech 29: Altia Anderson scored a game-high 21 as the Blue Raiders used a 16-5 run in the second quarter to pull away.
Rukiya Davis had 12 to lead Sussex Tech (7-11). The Blue Raiders moved to 13-4 overall.
Conrad 44, St. Thomas More 33: The Ravens dropped the Diamond State Conference matchup despite Sarah Pool’s game-high 17 points. St. Thomas More falls to 5-10 overall.
MEN, Salisbury 68, Wesley 61: Anthony Bowers scored 17 points and JW Lawson added an additional 17 to lead all scorers but it was not enough as Wesley fell to Salisbury. The Wolverines dropped to 10-12 overall and 8-7 in the Capital Athletic Conference while the Sea Gulls moved to 15-7 on the year and 11-4 in the CAC.
Wesley held a brief lead in the opening minutes of the game but were forced to battle back from behind the remainder of the game as Salisbury took a 40-29 lead into halftime.
The Wolverines came out blazing to start the second half going on a 7-0 run which was capped off by a breakaway slam by Wayne Lennon to make the score 40-36 with 17:08 remaining in regulation. Salisbury answered right back with a three which seemed to be the theme the remainder of the game as Wesley would get back into the game only to be answered with a big three by the Sea Gulls.
Three times later in the half, Wesley battled back to just a two point deficit, but each time Salisbury answered with a three or three-straight free throws as the Wolverines could not get over the hump.
Wesley actually made four more field goals than the Sea Gulls, 24-20, the Salisbury got to the line and converted more often and also made ten triples compared to just four for the Wolverines.
Wyatt Smith led SU with 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks while Savercool added 16 points with four three-pointers.
WOMEN, Salisbury 61, Wesley 43: Alexus Stroud (Smyrna High) scored a game-high 19 points as the Wolverines played even with No. 17 Salisbury until the Sea Gulls pulled away late in the game. Wesley falls to 10-12 overall and 6-9 in the CAC while Salisbury improves to 21-1 on the year and 15-0 in league play.
Stroud scored Wesley’s first 11 points with a trio of three-pointers as she alone outscored the Sea Gulls, 11-6 in the first six minutes and 42 seconds. Five-straight points by Salisbury tied the score and the teams traded leads until a layup by Tiyanna Gibbs with just under a minute left in the half tied the score at 25 going into the break.
Salisbury scored the first five of the second half but a 7-0 run by the Wolverines gave them back the lead at 32-31 with 13:58 left following a pair of free throws by Smyrna High product Brionna Johnson (nine points, 16 rebounds, four assists). That would be the last lead for Wesley as the Sea Gulls went on a 12-0 run over the next four-plus minutes. The Wolverines answered with back-to-back jumpers before going cold again and Salisbury went on another 14-0 run to seal the victory.
College track & field
Wesley’s Streeter honored: Wesley College’s Elizsha Streeter took home Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Athlete of the Week honors in indoor track & field.
Streeter broke the Capital Athletic Conference record with a time of 58.84 in the 400-meter dash at last weekend’s Frank Colden Invitational to place third overall and first among non-Division I runners. Streeter also won the 200, beating out a trio of runners from the University of Delaware in a CAC-season best time of 26.17. Both of these times rank in the Top 25 in the nation this year.
To close out her busy day, Streeter also anchored the 1,600 relay to a school-record and CAC-season best 4:06.77.