Dover boys basketball team poses after winning the DIAA boys basketball state championship photo courtesy of Dover High Facebook

Dover stays the course to win state championship

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

Coming of the heels of their upset victory over St. Elizabeth’s in the semi-finals, Salesianum looked to be the more comfortable team early. Good team defense by the No. 6 seed forced Dover High School out of their offense as the basket appeared to have the proverbial lid on it for the Senators. The No. 2 seed from Kent County …

Dover basketball Dorell Little dribbles down court against Middletown in the DIAA semi final photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Dover and Salesianum advance to state championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)      The second seeded Dover Senators and fourth seed Salesianum advanced to the boys basketball final with wins Thursday night at a “sold out” Bob Carpenter Center. For The defending state champion Sals, it will be the third straight appearance in the final. They fell to Tower Hill two years ago and won the school’s third title last …

Salesianum boys basketball Justin Hinds attempts a three pointer against Sanford photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Salesianum survives late push by Sanford to advance

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

The 3rd game of the DIAA boys’ basketball quarter finals round kicked off to a fast start Saturday afternoon as both teams seemed unfazed by the capacity crowd. The home team, Salesianum, turned tough half court defense into easy baskets at the offensive end as Sanford struggled to stop the ball in transition. Despite the strong effort by the Warrior …

St Elizabeths basketball Julius Wright 23 backs down a Howard defender photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Top seed St. Elizabeth knocks off Howard in quarter finals

Joe SinglesHeadlines, Sports

With the top seed in the 2024 boys’ basketball state tournament, the St. Elizabeth’s Vikings knew they would get Howard High School’s best effort Saturday night. Despite a rough start shooting, the Vikings withstood the early defensive intensity from the Wildcats and used their athleticism to take a 13-12 lead on the last possession of the quarter on a 25 …

Middletown basketball Azjuan Matthews slams the ball in their win over Saint Marks photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Middletown advances to the final four with win over Saint Mark’s 

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Middletown)   The Middletown Cavaliers used a late first quarter run to grab an 18-11 lead and never look back in a convincing quarterfinal win in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday.  Clyde Frasier, Jack Murdaugh, and Zion Mifflin each made three point shots in the opening eight minutes of play to lead the Cavs effort. Frasier aggressively drove the …

St Elizabeth basketball Kenneth Hunter Jr take a shot against Mount Pleasant photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

St Elizabeth holds off Mount to advance

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The No.1 seeded St Elizabeth Vikings hosted the No. 17 Mount Pleasant Green Knights in the second round of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) boys basketball state championship.    The two teams didn’t play each other during the regular season, but the two teams are very familiar. It set up the return of the Lawrence twins Jayden and Justin, …

St Elizabeths Aiden Tobiason holds the ball against Sanford photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Courtside View – Boys basketball second round playoff preview

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The second round of the boys state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight second round games all tip off at 7 pm as the 2024 State tournament continues.  Here is a look of the eight games,   No. 9 Howard (14-7). at No. 8 William Penn (16-4)   The Wildcats advanced with a 61-46 win over McKean on Tuesday night.  …

DMA Gabe Swift makes a layup in their win over Smyrna in the first round of the DIAA State Championship photo courtesy of shotbymaddi3

DMA rallies for comeback win over Smyrna to advance

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

WILMINGTON — Delaware Military Academy’s boys basketball team averaged nearly 61 points per game this season, but at halftime of the 13th-seeded Seahawks’ opening-round DIAA tournament game against No. 20 Smyrna on Feb. 27, they had just 13 points and trailed the Eagles by 7. But in front of a spirited and emotional crowd inside the dome, DMA mounted a …

Mount Pleasant Jaden Scott attempts a shot in OT win over Odessa photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Mount Pleasant wins opening round thriller in OT

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

The Mount Pleasant Green Knights hang their hat on defense to keep them in close, low-scoring games. Eight times this season they have been involved in games decided by five points or less. In the opening round of the DIAA boys basketball tournament Tuesday night, the ‘Knights were again involved in a close-defensive ball game with Odessa. Neither team led …

St Georges basketball Blair Thomas attempts a shot against St Elizabeth photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Courtside View – Boys basketball first round playoff preview

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The first round of the boys state basketball tournament kicks off tonight.  The eight first round games all tip off at 7 pm as we get the 2024 tournament started.  Here is a look into the eight games today.   No. 24 Mckean (16-4) at No. 9 Howard (13-7).  These two Blue Hen Flight B teams meet again to decide …