On Thursday, rivals Caesar Rodney and Dover finished up their season series with both teams coming away with a season sweep over the other.
The Dover boys defeated the Riders 65-61 earning a season sweep over CR after defeating them earlier in the season by a score of 57-43.
The Lady Riders earned a season sweep over the Senators after defeating Dover 44-37 on Thursday.
In the boys game, the Senators rode a hot second half to sneak past the Riders with a 4-point win.
The Riders were unable to capitalize on an explosive 19 point first quarter that led to a 27-23 half time lead for CR.
After a high-scoring first quarter for both, each side flexed their defensive muscle in the second stanza. Both teams combined for 35 points in the first, but defense returned in the second as the two combined for only 15 points in the second quarter.
The third quarter told the story of this matchup between the Riders and Senators as Dover finally overtook CR outscoring them 20-12 heading into the fourth.
Unlike the second quarter, defense disappeared in the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, neither team held anything back offensively as the two teams combined for a whopping 44 points in the final stanza.
While the Riders were trying to match Dover basket-for-basket, the Senators were trying to keep CR at arms-length trying to keep their lead intact.
While the Riders effort was a valiant one, they were unable to regain the lead in the second half as Dover took home the win 65-61.
In the girls game, the Lady Riders jumped on Dover from the opening tip on Thursday night.
CR doubled up the Lady Senators in the first quarter on their way to a 27-21 lead heading into the break.
Dover would respond in the third quarter after some halftime adjustments to take 3-point lead into the final quarter.
The Riders defense would dig in and get some big stops along the way in the fourth, keeping the Dover offense down with a game-low 7 points in the fourth. Led by sophomore Alexis Prillaman’s 20 points, the Riders were able to post 13 in the final quarter to sneak by with a 47-44 win.