Sussex Central moved onto the second round of the DIAA Girls Basketball State Tournament on Tuesday night, knocking off 24th seed Cape Henlopen 39-34.
The Lady Golden Knights held Cape Henlopen to just two points in the game’s opening quarter but took only a five-point lead into the second. After being outscored 11-9 in the second stanza, Central went into halftime with a slim three-point lead.
Sussex Central’s lead held through the third and they took a six-point lead into the final quarter. The Fourth was the highest scoring quarter of the night for either team as the game opened up, however, Central was able to hold on for five-point victory.
Lamesha Walker led the way for Sussex Central scoring a game-high 12 points in the win. Meanwhile, Emily Truitt (eight points) and Tatyana Jenkins (seven points) combined for 15 of the Lady Golden Knights’ 39 points Tuesday night.
Sussex Central advances to the next round where they’ll take on eighth-seed Hodgson on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Tech advances to play number-one seed Ursuline
The 17th seed Sussex Tech Lady Ravens knocked off the 16th seed Smyrna Eagles on Tuesday night, 46-36.
Tech took a two-point lead over the Lady Eagles going into halftime, eventually growing their lead to eight entering the game's final quarter. In the fourth, Sussex Tech held off Smyrna on their way to a ten-point victory.
The Lady Ravens now move onto the second round where they'll face number-one seed Ursuline Academy on Thursday night at 7 p.m.