In this week's edition of the Post's Week in Sports, the Caesar Rodney wrestling team crowns four Henlopen champions, the Dover High girls basketball team won three games and the Campus Community boys basketball team closed its season with a victory.
The Caesar Rodney High School wrestling team earned the No. 2 seed in this year’s Division I DIAA Dual Meet Wrestling Championship, held Feb. 17, at Delaware State University.
The Riders received a bye through the first round of the tournament and eventually met rival Smyrna, the No. 3 seed, in the second round.
For the second time in less than a week, CR beat Smyrna, 39-25, after getting pins from Kaleb LeMaire, 103, Ryan Young, 135, Casey Sergent, 152, and David Staley, 189.
Head coach Dickey Howell’s team advanced to the finals, where they faced and lost to No. 1 seed St. Mark’s High School.
Grabbing wins in the finals match for the Riders were Alex Paladino, 125, Young, Issah Meade, 160, all of whom won by decision, and Sergent, who won by pin.
CR then moved on to compete in the Henlopen Conference Tournament Feb. 20 and 21, in the Caesar Rodney gym.
LeMaire, Meade, who wrestled in 152, David Melnick, 171, and Josh Ferris, 285, all took home first-place conference titles.
Other notable performances for the Riders were by Paladino and Young, both of whom came in second place; and Kyle Condon, 112, Steven Jackson, 119, Zack Blumenthal, 130, and Sergent, 160, all of whom placed third.
The Lake Forest High School wrestling team wrestled its way into this year’s DII DIAA Dual Meet Wrestling Championship, held Feb. 17, at Delaware State University.
The No. 3 Spartans met No. 6 Delaware Military Academy in the first round, and lost 32-31.
The Polytech High School wrestling team competed in the Henlopen Conference Tournament Feb. 20 and 21, at Caesar Rodney High School.
Finishing in the best position for the Panthers was John Walters, 145, who came in third place in his weight class.
The Dover High School girls basketball team completed a busy week in perfect fashion, winning three games and improving to 18-3.
Freshman Nichelle Potter led the Senators in their first game of the week with 21 points against Caravel, who they beat 52-48, Feb. 17. Jazmine Miller, Antoinette Robertson and Amber Sullivan added eight points each.
In the next game Robertson was the star with 14 points against Mount Pleasant as Dover won 47-21, Feb. 18. Miller had 12 points.
The Sens capped off the week with a win over Smyrna, 62-36, Feb. 20. Sullivan had 16 points, and Miller and Robertson had 12 each.
The Caesar Rodney High School girls basketball team won three more games this past week and improved to 19-2 on the season.
Kelci Roberts scored 17 points and Shalaya Nieves scored 11 in a win over Smyrna, 79-42, Feb. 17.
The Riders put up big offensive numbers in the following game when they beat Polytech, 89-35, Feb. 19. Nieves led the team with 18 points; Cortney Baynard had 15, Roberts had 14 and Jazmine Reeves scored 12.
In its second-to-last game of the season, CR beat Tatnall, 65-25, Feb. 21, on the strength of 19 points from Baynard. Also contributing were Roberts with 14 points and Miller with 11.
The Polytech High School girls basketball team lost two more important late season games this past week to fall to 11-9 overall.
The Panthers opened their week with a loss to Sussex Central, 65-32, Feb. 17, despite getting 12 points from Mira Kelly.
Kelly and teammate Courtney Mick had eight points each in the next game, but Poly still lost to Caesar Rodney, 89-35, Feb. 19.
The Lake Forest High School girls basketball team lost its only game this past week to fall to 4-14 overall.
The Spartans lost to Milford, 41-31, Feb. 17. Georlycia Curtis had six points in the loss.
The Saint Thomas More Preparatory girls basketball team lost two more games and won another this past week, and dropped to 14-7 on the season.
The Ravens opened their week with a 51-19 loss to Ursuline, Feb. 19, but followed that up with a 43-37 win over Milford, Feb. 21.
Thomas More’s problems continued in the next game as it lost to Appoquinimink, 44-37, Feb. 23.
The Campus Community High School girls basketball team closed out its season this past week, losing its final game to Wilmington Christian, 46-10, Feb. 18.
The Cougars finished with a final record of 2-20.
The Dover High School boys basketball team won its 10th straight game this past week, but lost the next to see that winning streak come to an end.
Corey Crawford showed up as the Senators’ best player yet again with 27 points in a 62-54 victory over Indian River, Feb. 17. Chris Sudler added 15 points in the win.
In the next game, Dover lost its first game in more then a month when it fell to Smyrna, 59-46, Feb. 20.
Crawford scored 16 points, Kendal Williams had 15 and Pieter Prinsloo had 14 in the loss.
The Sens are 14-7 overall this season.
The Caesar Rodney High School boys basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season two weeks ago to win two more games this past week and improve to 20-1.
Leading the Riders in their first game of the week was Tyshawn Bell with 22 points in a win over Smyrna, 53-43, Feb. 17.
Lawrence Livingston added 14 points for CR along with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots, and Jeff Hill put up seven points and got five assists.
Bell topped himself in the next game, posting 30 points in a 78-68 win over red-hot Polytech, Feb. 19. Bernard Carter added 13 points in the win.
The Polytech High School boys basketball team broke even this past week, winning one game and losing another to move to 13-7 on the season.
With strong offensive performances from Quinton Thomas, 19 points, and Anthony Myles and Carlos Benson, 16 points each, the Panthers beat Sussex Central, 86-53, Feb. 17.
The win over Central extended Poly’s win streak to seven games, but that was ended in its following game, a 78-68 loss to Caesar Rodney, Feb. 19.
Benson had 11 points and Isaiah Strand had 10 in the loss.
The Lake Forest High School boys basketball team lost its first two games this week, but then picked up a win to move to 6-13 overall.
Zack Edwards and Davonte Hodge both scored 17 points, but the Spartans were unable to get a win against Milford as they lost 73-62, Feb. 17.
Leading Lake in the next game was Kenny Owens, who scored 10 points, but the team could not secure a victory and fell to Cape Henlopen, 84-38, Feb. 18.
The Spartans finished the week by beating Sussex Tech, 66-62, Feb. 20, after getting 19 points from Edwards.
The Saint Thomas More Preparatory boys basketball team won its first game of the week, but followed that up with a loss to move to 5-15.
The Ravens got 15 points from Tyler Simpkiss, 14 from Kenny Hall and 11 from Eric Spangler to help them defeat the Tome School (Md.), 64-41, Feb. 18.
Simpkiss had 10 points in the next game, but STM lost to Archmere, 35-32, Feb. 20.
The Campus Community High School boys basketball team closed its season this past week with a 58-48 win over Wilmington Christian, Feb. 18.
The Cougars finished with a record of 15-7.