The Dover Senators boys basketball squad was able to accomplish a lot this season, and very little of it came easy.

The Senators overcame a tough start and a difficult schedule to earn the #16 seed in the State Tournament. They followed that up with an impressive first round win over Concord.

On Saturday, however, the run ended as the Senators were knocked out of the tournament by the #1 seeded, and defending champions Sanford.

After a slow start for Dover, Sanford jumped on the Senators taking a commanding 25-6 after one quarter of play.

The Senators responded on both ends of the floor in the second, but still weren’t able to match Sanford’s output.  At the end of the first half, Sanford led 39-19.

Sanford did not let up in the second half, scoring 28 points in the third stanza to further pull away from the Senators.

The Senators never quit, but simply couldn’t keep up with Sanford who continued to pour it on offensively, eventually coming away with the 88-46 victory.

Keith Rollerson led the Senators with 13 points, while Tyler Myers contributed 12 in the loss.

Todd Hughes and Kyle Rose led the way for Sanford, both finished with 18 points. Sabri Thompson followed with 17.

Sanford now moves on to the Quarterfinals where they’ll face #8 Friends who defeated #24 Tatnall to advance on Saturday.

Tip off for Wednesday’s quarterfinal game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s High School