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6:45pm High School Basketball Sussex Central at St. Elizabeth
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1:00pm High School Basketball Concord at Hodgson
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Unbeaten Charter takes big step towards Flight A title

By Sean Greene 8:16pm, January 27, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights and reaction to Charter's victory
Lauren Kaminski scored 14 points with Megan Waltz adding 12 as Charter of Wilmington stayed unbeaten by holding off Concord 46-43 Tuesday afternoon.

Charter looked to be in control of the Flight A showdown, leading 24-17 at halftime, but Concord came out with renewed fire in the second half.

They used pinpoint passing to pierce the Force's defense for seveal layups inside as they made it a 31-29 game going into the 4th quarter.

Nisa Pulliam tied the game 15 seconds into the final frame when she split a double-team for two of her 8 points.

Charter responded to the adversity with a 6-2 run, and Concord could never get closer than 1, although the Raiders twice had posessions to try to take the lead.

Samantha Behnke had 8 points for Charter, who improved to 13-0 on the season.

Wynter McLaughlin led the Raiders with 10.



William Penn wins key conference battle against AI

By Brandon Bossert 8:18pm, January 27, 2015
William Penn won a key in-conference game against A.I. duPont 62-48 on their home floor Tuesday night. The Colonials were well-balanced offensively with four players with 9 or more points.

The home team got out in front early, holding a 20-11 advantage in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Despite having a large advantage early, William Penn could not pull away until late.

The Colonials stretched their lead back out to double-digits. The lead would shrink again with three's from the Tigers' Chetor Carter, and Freddie Heard.

In the fourth, William Penn finally managed to pull away. One of the keys to their success in the final period was their performance at the line, going 7-for-7 on free throws.

William Penn controlled the contest throughout, outscoring A.I. in all four quarters.

Elijah Agwu contributed 14 points for the Tigers.

William Penn (10-3) will head on the road and battle a 10-2 Appoquinimink team Thursday at 5:45pm. A.I. duPont (8-4) will play Concord at home Thursday at 6pm.



Mount Pleasant prevails in tight game

By Kara Pokropski 11:01pm, January 27, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights to Mount Pleasant win
Coming off of their first loss of the season, Mount Pleasant pushed through a tight game to prevail, 49-47.

The Green Knights entered the second quarter with the lead but mid quarter an outside from Kyson Rawls brought St. George's to their first tie in the game.

Rolling off two baskets in the second quarter, Kyson Rawls came alive in the second half scoring 9 of his 21 points.

Down by 5 with 54 seconds on the clocks, St. George's offense utilized opportunities at the line to bring them within one point from Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant forced a foul with seconds left, pushing the deficit to two.




Howard defeats shorthanded Sussex Tech

By Sean Greene 10:13pm, January 27, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights of Howard's victory
Playing without its leading scorer, Sussex Tech had no chance in a 89-54 setback to Howard Tuesday evening in Wilmington.

With Shi'wuan Sykes unavailable due to illness, Howard's explosive offense faced reduced resistance, and they took advantage, racing to a quick 21-11 first quarter advantage behind three-pointers from Justin Cunningham and Kineph Turner.

Howard's balance became the big difference, as all five starters ultimately reached double figures. Eventually 10 different Howard players scored at least a point.

Jakir Stewart led the way with 18 points, with Turner and Elias Revelle each posting 16. Alonje Curry's 13 and Justin Cunningham's 11 wrapped up the starting five for Howard.

Aubre Allen scored 27 points to lead the way for Sussex Tech.



St. Andrew's pulls out win over Friends

By Kara Pokropski 9:37pm, January 27, 2015 - Updated 10:19pm, January 27, 2015
VIDEO: Highlights of St. Andrew's victory
In Middletown, Wilmington Friends fell to St. Andrew's, 49-36.

Late in the second quarter a three pointer from Margaret Sullivan brought Friends within two points from St. Andrew's. In response, the Saints pushed the ball for the remainder of the half to pull away, 30-21.

Olivia Gumbs continued to dominate the court in the third quarter, scoring 7 of her 24 points. With one minute left in the quarter Gumbs intercepted a pass, drove to the basket for two plus the foul, securing the three point play.

The Saints will travel to Claymont this Friday to take on Archmere Academy.



Tuesday's High School Basketball Results

By Sean Greene 11:57am, January 27, 2015 - Updated 8:47pm, January 27, 2015
Closed schools wiped out the schedule in Kent County, but most Delaware high school basketball games did get played on Tuesday.

BOYS BASKETBALL
McKean at St. Thomas More - POSTPONED to 2/13
Concord 60, Charter 34
Christiana 74, Brandywine 60
Appoquinimink 64, Glasgow 49
Laurel 67, Indian River 61
Delmar 70, Woodbridge 66
Milford 47, Seaford 42
William Penn 62, A.I. duPont 48
Delcastle 69, Middletown 56
Mount Pleasant 49, St. Georges 47
St. Andrew's 72, Tower Hill 55
Tatnall at Friends - POSTPONED to 2/19
Delmar 70, Woodbridge 66
Howard 89, Sussex Tech 54
Caesar Rodney at Polytech - POSTPONED to 1/28
Dover at Smyrna - POSTPONED to 1/28

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Charter of Wilmington 46, Concord 43
DMA 55, McKean 34
St. Andrew's 49, Friends 36
Indian River 51, Laurel 42
Sanford at Caravel - POSTPONED to 2/4
A.I. duPont 34, William Penn 25
Hodgson 71, Dickinson 26
Delcastle 42, Middletown 33
Archmere at St. Thomas More - POSTPONED to 2/20
Woodbridge 55, Delmar 35
Polytech at Caesar Rodney - POSTPONED to 1/31
Smyrna at Dover - POSTPONED - to 1/28




Simmonds gets winner in SO as Flyers beat Coyotes 4-3

By Dan Gelston/AP 10:40pm, January 27, 2015
Wayne Simmonds scored in regulation and got the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

After the Flyers missed on their first two shootout attempts, Simmonds beat Mike Smith for the winner.

Connor Murphy, Martin Erat and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes.

R.J. Umberger and Michael Del Zotto also scored for the Flyers.

Steve Mason was sensational in relief for the Flyers and had 22 saves over the final 2 1/2 periods to help them rally from a 2-0 deficit.



87ers fall at home to Sioux Falls

By Sevens PR 10:15pm, January 27, 2015
The Sioux Falls Skyforce won their second straight game on Tuesday night, defeating the Delaware 87ers 121-111 at the Bob Carpenter Center.

A late second quarter flurry netted the 87ers their first lead of the game, when Jared Cunningham hit a three-pointer with 1:11 to go in the half to give the hosts a 63-61 lead. Sioux Falls answered with four straight and went into halftime up a bucket.

After a Shawn Jones put-back dunk with 7:07 to go in the third quarter, Sioux Falls never trailed the rest of the way, despite the 87ers keeping their deficit under 10 for most of the second half.

Led by 29 points and 20 rebounds from Jones, all five Sioux Falls (15-11) starters hit double-digit point totals against Delaware (10-15). Scotty Hopson and Henry Walker were each 4-of-8 from beyond the arc on the night, as Hopson finished with 27 points and Walker netted 14.

Delaware received 20-point performances from their top two scorers - D.J. Seeley shot over 50 percent (10-of-16) to record 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Jared Cunningham went 7-of-11 from beyond the arc to score 24 points. Newly acquired Joonas Caven scored a career-high 15 points in just his third game with the team, hitting on three-of-five shots from deep.

The 87ers shared the ball with 31 assists on 43 made baskets, but the Skyforce won the rebounding battle 45-42, which led to 54 points in the paint.

Delaware will hit the road for a Saturday evening tilt with the Grand Rapids Drive on Jan. 31, with a 7 p.m. scheduled tip.



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