Milford Comes From Behind To Upset Dover

The Milford Buccaneers boys basketball team got their signature win on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Dover Senators 53-51 on the campus of Dover High School.

Dover, who led for most of the game, was up 10-4 at the end of the first, and 23-17 at the half, blew their lead late in the third quarter after a strong quarter from Henry Nesmith. Nesmith scored 9 points in the third, after scoring just four points in the first two quarters. Despite Milford taking the lead close to the end of the quarter, Dover would respond, tying the game at 36 going into the fourth.

The fourth quarter would be an interesting one. Dover head coach Stephen Wilson decided to sit junior guard Jordan Allen and junior forward Terrence Woodlin for the entirety of the fourth quarter, a decision that had some of those in attendance confused. Milford took full advantage of the coach’s decision, outscoring the Senators 17-15 over the final eight minutes to take the win.

The win elevates Milford to 7-6, and drops Dover to 6-5. Dover has lost three games in eight days, and has lost 5 of their last 7, after starting the season 4-0.

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