Governor's Challenge: First State holds edge after event's first day

Governor's Challenge: First State holds edge after event's first day

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Governor's Challenge: First State holds edge after event's first day

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Behind 25 points from sophomore guard Kavon Trader, Delmar High School’s boys basketball team defeated Snow Hill (Md.) 71-55 in the first game of the day at the Governor’s Challenge.

The game was a back-and-forth affair during the first half and included a plethora of lead changes, with Snow Hill leading by two points at the half. In the third quarter, Delmar came out of the gates with a 17-1 run, regaining the lead and holding on for the win.

Delmar faces off against North Caroline (Md.) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Woodbridge started the game on a 15-4 run to roll past Mardela.Woodbridge 62, Mardela 33

The Blue Raiders increased their lead even further with a 15-1 run in the second quarter. Junior guard Byron Lake led Woodbridge and all scorers with 20 points, while senior guard Khalil Carrol chipped in 16 points. Woodbridge plays its second game against Westminster (Md.) today at 1:30 p.m.

Maryland picked up its first win of the challenge when Colonel Richardson defeated Christiana behind 14 points from senior forward Travis Morgan.Colonel Richardson (Md.) 52, Christiana 48

Christiana had control of the game early, coming out on a 10-5 run, but Colonel quickly responded with a run of its own to lead 15-14 at the end of the first quarter. Will Yancey led Christiana, which faces Cambridge-South Dorchester at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, with 11 points.

Jakeen Banks scored 17 points as Seaford defeated Cambridge-South Dorchester.Seaford 57, Cambridge-South Dorchester 46

“The game plan was to execute our offense,” said Seaford head coach Art Doakes. “We didn’t really scout them, we just wanted to become a more disciplined ball club today.”

The Blue Jays did just that as they went on a number of runs throughout the game to extend their lead. They opened up with 15-3 run and ended the game with an 8-0 run. The Blue Jays next face Thomas Stone (Md.) today at 12:30.

“We haven’t found our killer instinct yet,” Doakes said. “And I also always play 15 guys, which is tough to do at this level, but it’s a philosophy I live by, and sometimes you’re going to have to sacrifice points.”

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