St Elizabeth basketball Aiden Tobiason dribbles against Avion Matthews from Middletown photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Top ranked St. Elizabeth holds off late Middletown run

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown)  There is a saying when a team starts out a game and can’t miss a shot, “they were in range when they stepped off the bus!” That’s how locked in the St. Elizabeth Vikings basketball team was when they raced out to a 22-12 first quarter lead, and extended the advantage to 45-22 at halftime. The Vikings connected on …

Delaware Blue Coats Darius Bazley dunks the ball against the Austin Spurs photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Blue Coats honor Waite Bellamy; split twin bill with Spurs

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

  WILMINGTON-   The Blue Coats trailed by 23 points at halftime as they could not contain a fully healthy Austin Spurs team while missing 4 of their top players.  Ricky Council, Terq Smith, Kenneth Lofton Jr. who were on assignment with the 76ers post trade deadline and Javonte Smart who signed in Serbia recently, were out of action.  But …

Middletown Basketball Akendre Matthews attempts a layup against Odessa photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown breaks open a close game for decisive win

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  (Middletown)    The third ranked Middletown Cavaliers  outscored Odessa 23-5 in the final quarter to get the intra-district win Tuesday night 63-39 in boys basketball. The Ducks were down by just 6 points as Henry Nyasagare buried a corner “three” late in the third quarter to make the score 40-34 heading to the final 8:00. Middletown turned up the …

St Elizabeths Aidan Tobiason goes up for a dunk against Howard photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Week 7 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boys basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  saw 6 boys games over the weekend including a big Blue …

Sanford girls basketball Jada Snow attempts a shot against St Elizabeths photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

Courtside View – Week 7 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The girls basketball season ends on February 21st so there are 15 days left in the regular season.  The teams will make their final push to see if they can qualify for the state tournament at the end of the month.   The regular season game that everyone has been waiting for since early December is here on Thursday night …

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Courtside View – Week 6 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Last week saw a bunch of close games that have affected the Delaware Live Rankings for this week,   The SL 24 Unlock the Light tournament  starts on Friday night and Saturday and will feature 5 boys games over the 2 days at the Chase Fieldhouse,  The boys games will feature two top 10 match ups on Saturday night Howard …

William Penns Emmanuel Vonhm dunks the ball in the game against Caravel photo courtesy of Nick Halliday 1

William Penn’s big fourth quarter lifts them over Caravel

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The Caravel Buccaneers came into the hostile William Penn Colonials gym Wednesday night, but they were not intimidated. The Buccaneers were able to keep pace with the No. 5 Colonials leading them at halftime 27-23, and after three quarters they found themselves only down by two with a 43-41 lead by the colonials.    However the fourth quarter was …

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Courtside View – Week 5 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHigh Schools, Sports

Last week saw a couple days of games canceled due to heavy winds and rain.  This week has potential for some snow  so make sure to check the schedule before you head to the gym.   The Smyrna Eagles defeated Caesar Rodney last week in a matchup of much improved Henlopen North teams.  The Eagles improved to 4-0 at home …

Delaware Blue Coats Jeff Dowtin attempts a shot against the West Chester Knicks photo courtesy of Ben Fulton 1

Blue Coats split weekend series with Knicks

Patrick GaryantesHeadlines, Sports

  WILMINGTON- The Blue Coats returned to Chase Fieldhouse this weekend after splitting a double-header out in Portland against the Remix.  The Westchester Knicks came to town winless in 4 games of regular season play.   Game one was a fun, high scoring affair that saw the Blue Coats earn a 128-121 victory, as they led by a significant amount …