Woodbridge girls wins first ever Henlopen Championship, Dover boys repeat with rout of Laurel

DOVER, Del.- In a repeat of last years girls basketball Henlopen Championship, the Woodbridge took down defending champ Cape for their first ever Henlopen title with the 48-40 win. In the boys matchup, Dover repeated as Henlopen champs with the big 83-55 win over South champs Laurel.

It was a repeat of last years Henlopen Championship game, Woodbridge and Cape meeting up once again in Dover to battle for the Henlopen title. The Vikings took last years matchup by 14 but the Blue Raiders were looking to flip the script this year. They kept it close in the first quarter, making it a one point deficit headed to the second. In the second, the ‘Bridge took control. Forcing turnover after turnover, they took the lead and extended it to three, 26-23.

In the second half, Woodbridge opened up on a 7-2 run to take a commanding ten point lead midway through the third. The Vikings were able to cut it to five headed to the fourth. In the final quarter, Cape made a run of their own. Dania Cannon knocked down two threes and Abbey Hearn made some tough plays underneath the basket to give the Vikings the five point lead with under four to play. From there, the Blue Raiders took advantage of some Cape turnovers and open shots for Sierra Smith to retake the lead with 1:21 to play in regulation and they never looked back. The Lady Blue Raiders won their first ever Henlopen Championship in program history 48-40 over Cape.

Woodbridge Scorers:

  • Siera Smith: 16 points
  • Janiera Scott: 13 points
  • Chakayla Johnson: 12
  • Mikayla Serpa: 4 points
  • Deasya Jones: 3 points

Cape Scorers:

  • Dania Cannon: 15 points
  • Abbey Hearn: 14
  • Mehkia Applewhite: 7 points
  • Carkin Quinn: 4 points

In the boys matchup, it was the returning champions Dover taking on a young, hungry Laurel team. The story of the game? A video posted just a week ago of a Laurel player calling out Dover star Elijah Allen. The stands packed to see the outcome of the game but also how Allen would respond. The Bulldogs kept it close in the first few minutes of the first quarter, making it a 4-2 game. From there, the Senators exploded to take a ten point lead, then a fifteen point lead and just like that, Dover took the 51-19 lead at the half, 31 points coming in the second quarter.

In the second half, the defending conference champs kept up the pace. They took the 66-37 lead into the fourth quarter and held on for the 83-55 win over Laurel for their second consecutive Conference Championship.

Dover Scoreres: 

  • Elijah Allen: 22 points
  • Eden Davis: 20 points
  • Jy’Heim Spencer: 11 points
  • Dymeer Yelverton: 10 points
  • Elijah Simmons: 5 points
  • Shamir Nelson: 4 points
  • Wayne Wise: 4 points
  • Terrance Ross: 3 points
  • Cesar Gilbert: 2 points
  • Cameron Moore: 2 points

Laurel Scorers:

  • Dontarius Jones: 24 points
  • Javier White: 12 points
  • Nifere Griffin: 11 points
  • Kylse Wilson: 6 points
  • Corey Mumford: 2 points
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