Boys Delaware State High
School Basketball Tournament
by David Willauer
Dover 67 Delmar 63
18 points by jr Ja'Vier Worthy 14 by fr Caleb Matthew along with
11 by sr Latrelle Lee paced the 15-5 Eagles of Smyrna to a 72-47
win over the 14-6 Redskins of Conrad.
16 points by jr Desmond Gould 12 each by sr. brother Duane
Gould and Michael Guzman, 11 by jr Muhammad Hossein paced
the Cougars of Delcastle at 12-8 to a 69-40 win over the
Bucs of Milford at 12-8. The Bucs were led by so Henry
Nesmith with 14 points.
Girls DIAA State Basketball
13 points by so Jah-ni Jackson paced the Lady Colonials of
William Penn at 13-7 to a 50-45 win over the Lady Bucs of
Milford. The Lady Bucs at 15-5 were led by jr Jonae Boone
and teammate sr Xitali Roman with 12 each.
25 points by sr. Simeone London,
11 by sr. Aliza Dollins and 10 points each by sr. Whitney
Victory and fr Brionna Brooks paced the Lady Riders of
Caesar Rodney at 15-5 over the Lady Quakers of Friends 10-9
by a 75-37 score.
AI at 15-5 defeated the Lady
Spartans of St. Marks at 6-14 33-32
9 points by fr Amanda Dennins
paced the Lady Auks of Archmere at 12-8 as they defeated the
Lady Green Knights of Mt. Pleasant at 14-6 by a 35-34 score.
12 points by sr. Lauren Kaminski
and 10 by sr. Megah Waltz paced the Lady Force of Charter at
17-3 as they defeated the Brandywine at 11-10 by a 44-38
score. The Lady Bulldogs were led by jr Taylor Davis with 15
and 11 by sr Alexa Stiparo.
24 points by sr. Renalda L
Italian and 14 by so Lindsay Wolfe paced the 12-8 Lady
Seahawks of Delaware Military Academy to a 50-47 win over
the Lady Senators of Dover at 14-6. The Lady Senators of
Dover were led by so Brionna Hill with 21 points
Mikey Dixon Is a Big Time Player for
The Sanford School Warriors are rated as
the #1 team in the state of Delaware. The main reason for the
teams success is 61 junior guard, Mikey Dixon, who just may
be the best player is the entire state.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mikey scored 39 points as Sanford held off
Delcastle 72-68 to maintain the top spot in the rankings. He was
the only player on the team to score in double figures. He has
been the most consistent and clutch player in the state.
Sanford led the Cougars 36-32 at the half and also led 53-47
after three quarters but Delcastle kept the game close behind
the good effort from 61 junior Desmond Gould, who netted 17
points for the home team. Delcastle (12-8) will be in the
upcoming state playoffs and could surprise a lot of teams.
The Sanford Warriors (16-4) will be favored to win the state
championship because they start 3 Division I college basketball
prospects including Dixon, 68 junior center Jacob Walsh and
63 sophomore guard Eric Ayala.
Dixon, who is a strong candidate to be the state player of the
year and also first all-state, is being recruited by Bucknell,
Delaware, Holy Cross and West Virginia. He is scoring 21 ppg and
is shooting 54 percent from the floor and making 76 percent of
his free throws. The Warriors will be going for a record 8th
state championship in Delaware and Dixon is the kind of player
who can carry a team to a title.