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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Pressure defense keys Dover’s win over Smyrna

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

  The Dover Senators used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Smyrna Tuesday night in boys basketball action. With 6:17 left in the game, the Eagles O-B Coleman scored on a breakaway dunk to cut Dover’s lead to 43-40, but he was pulled from the game when he committed his fourth personal foul seconds earlier. …

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 …

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 …

Courtside View – Week 3 girls basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Schools

The girls basketball season enters the final week before the Chrotmas holiday and the holiday tournaments start next week. I am looking forward to seeing how these teams fare before they get into their conference schedule in January.     Ursuline freshmen Jezelle Banks scored a career high 29 points in their 79-67 win over Bonita Vista High (CA) over the …

Courtside View – Week 3 boys basketball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The Boy’s  basketball season heads into the 2024 portion of its schedule this week as teams start getting into their heavy part of the schedule.  Lots of big games on tap the next few weeks of the season.   The Blue Hen Fight A conference opener for both William Penn and Appoquinimink kicks off Thursday night at Appoquinimink.  That’s a …