Laurel picks up much needed win with the post season just over a week away

LAUREL, Del.- Behind 28 points from Sophomore Dontarius Jones, the Laurel Bulldogs defeated Sussex Academy 66-44 to move to 4-4 on the year. Sussex Academy drops to 1-9 with the loss.

Just four days ago, these two teams matched up in Georgetown and the Bulldogs won 68-47. Missing a few key starters for the rest of the season, the Bulldogs dropped three in a row but it seems like the new starters are finally starting to gel together.

Sussex Academy looked like they were looking for revenge in the first quarter, only trailing by two, 10-8 to end the first quarter. After being tied at ten early in the second, the Bulldogs began to heat up. Four second quarter 3’s from Jones (18 points) and 12 points form big man Nifere Griffin, Laurel led 33-17 at the break. Tucker Anthony led the Seahawks with six points.

The Seahawks opened up the second half on a 7-3 run to cut the lead to just nine but after a Laurel timeout, the Bulldogs began to pull away. A 41-24 Laurel lead after at the third quarter ballooned to a 66-44 final as Laurel gets their second win this week.

The Bulldogs return to action Monday when they host Woodbridge at 4 pm. Sussex Academy will look to get their second win of the season when they travel to Seaford to take on the Blue Jays also on Monday at 6 pm.

Laurel Stats:

  • Dontarius Jones: 28 Points
  • Nifere Griffin: 14 Points
  • Jamari Holden: 8 Points
  • Charlie Cannon: 8 Points
  • Darian White: 5 Points
  • Kairon Roberts: 2 Points
  • Kyle Thompson: 1 Point

Sussex Academy Stats:

  • Tucker Anthony: 12 Points
  • Allen Hopler: 9 Points
  • Michaelson Bernard: 7 Points
  • Carly Merise: 6 Points
  • Anthony Oscar: 4 Points
  • Robert Fiorilla: 2 Points
  • Rockwell Bowman: 2 Points
  • Riley Custodio: 2 Points
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