As we near the halfway point of the high school basketball season, both the CR boys and girls basketball squads faced off against the Milford Bucs late last week.

The Lady Riders got past Milford with a 2-point victory, topping the Bucs 52-50. Unfortunately, the boys weren’t so lucky, falling by 10 to Milford, 69-59.

After taking a 5-point lead into halftime, the Lady Riders would have to fight back in the second half to top Milford.

A 23-point third quarter helped give Milford a 10-point lead heading into the final stanza. Caesar Rodney responded with 22 points of their own in the fourth, while allowing only 10 Milford points to sneak by with a 2-point win.

Junior Alexis Prillaman continued her fantastic season for the Lady Riders, leading all scorer with 28 in the victory. Senior Chakia Young pitched in 8, while Shakyra Cephas and Deana Martin finished with 6 points apiece.

The win for the girls broke a 2-game losing streak putting them at 4-5 for the season. The Riders hope this win will help break them out of the funk they’ve been in; they were losers of 5 of their last 6 entering play on Thursday night.

The Lady Riders will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Appoquinimink to face the 4-1 Jaguars.

On the boys side, the Riders 8 3-pointers weren’t enough as they fell to Milford, 69-59.

CR hung tough with Milford, trailing only 32-28 at half time even after allowing a 20-point first quarter to the Bucs.

Milford pulled away in the third out-scoring the Riders by 5 to take 9-point lead into the fourth and final stanza.  The Riders put up their highest scoring total of the game, dropping 19 but unfortunately they weren’t able to stop the Milford offense.

Colin Moore and Spencer Bartron helped keep the Riders in it, both tallying 12 points in the loss.

After winning two straight the boys squad has now dropped three in a row, putting their record at 2-7 on the year. Now, the Riders must put some W’s together in their last 11 games, all within the conference, if they hope to earn a spot in the state tournament.

They’ll look to turn things around on Friday night when they travel to Lake Forest to take on the 1-7 Spartans.