Boys' Hoop Recap
Laurel 71, Delmar 66
The Wildcats concluded their season with the Henlopen Conference loss to rival Laurel. Delmar was outscored 22-13 in the second period and couldn't recover. Guard Brandon Hudson poured in 22 points, including four three-pointers, to pace the Wildcats. Swingman Demeris Cannon and center Vince Stewart contributed 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Delmar 70, Indian River 53
The Wildcats stopped a two-game skid with the Henlopen Conference triumph. In rising to 6-11 in the conference, Delmar got 22 points from center Vince Stewart and 14 from guard Sean Hudson.
Woodbridge 55, Delmar 47
The Wildcats fell to 5-11 in the Henlopen Conference with the loss to Woodbridge. Vince Stewart and Brandon Hudson paced Delmar with 18 and 15 points, respectively.
Seaford 79, Delmar 61
The Wildcats succumbed to a 37-point performance by C.J. Scott of Seaford in the Henlopen Conference loss. Delmar trailed by seven points at halftime and was then outscored 20-10 in the third quarter by Seaford. Demeris Cannon led the Wildcats with 23 points. The loss dropped Delmar to 5-10 in the conference.
Delmar 65, Lake Forest 63
Photo: Delmar center Vince Stewart
The Wildcats stunned the Henlopen Conference Southern Division leaders on a layup by Vince Stewart with 15 seconds remaining.
Delmar had taken a 7-point lead with 40 seconds remaining only to see Lake Forest, behind Terrell Hicks, tie the gamewith 20 seconds to go.
After a Hicks' three-pointer tied the game, however, the Wildcats inbounded and broke Lake's press for the layup by Stewart.
Guard Brandon Hudson sparked Delmar with 20 points, including 6 three-pointers. Forward Demeris Cannon netted 17 more, while Sean Hudson contributed 16 and Stewart finished with 12.
Hicks posted a game-high 27 points for the Spartans,
The victory stopped a 1-7 stretch and improved the Wildcats' record to 5-9 in the conference.
Smyrna 84, Delmar 65
The Wildcats couldn't keep up with Smyrna's three-point shooting in the Henlopen Conference game. Demeris Cannon and Brandon Hudson paced Delmar with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Hudson drained 4 three-pointers. Sean Hudson added 10 points. Since a big win over Laurel on Jan. 8, the Wildcats have gone 1-7 in conference games to fall to 4-9 in the conference.
Delmar 73, Polytech 58
Photo: Delmar forward Demeris Cannon
The Wildcats finally put an end to their woes against Henlopen Conference Northern Division foes.
The Wildcats stopped a six-game losing streak against Henlopen North opponents this year with the win.
Delmar got 23 points from Demeris Cannon and 14 from Brandon Hudson.
Milford 61, Delmar 56
The Wildcats lost by a 61-56 score for the second straight game and concluded an 0-6 run against Henlopen Conference Northern Division teams with their sixth consecutive loss. Vince Stewart led Delmar with 13 points. The game was tied 23-23 at halftime before Milford outscored Delmar 19-12 in the third period. The Wildcats host Polytech in a conference matchup on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Dover 61, Delmar 56
Photo: Delmar guard Sean Hudson
The Wildcats put up a battle against one of the Henlopen Conference's Northern Division top teams but still suffered their fifth straight loss against Northern Division teams.
Guard Sean Hudson and swingman Demeris Cannon paced the Wildcats with 24 points apiece.
Center Vince Stewart and guard Brandon Hudson contributed 10 and 8 points, respectively.
Caesar Rodney 76, Delmar 66
Center Vince Stewart and guard Sean Hudson scored 20 points apiece but it wasn't enough in the Henlopen Conference loss. Demeris Cannon and Brandon Hudson added 14 and 10 points, respectively. Delmar hosts Dover in a conference game on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Sussex Central 72, Delmar 51
The Wildcats continued to struggle as they lost their third straight game to a Henlopen Conference Northern Division foe.
In falling to 3-5 in the conference and 3-7 overall, Delmar was outscored by Sussex Central 22-4 in the second quarter.
The Wildcats were led by center Vince Stewart's 16 points and guard Sean Hudson's 13 points. Guard Brandon Hudson contributed 10 points.
Sussex Tech 67, Delmar 43
The Wildcats stayed close in the first half but were outscored 25-14 in the third period by the Henlopen Conference Northern Division leaders.
Sussex Tech turned its seven-point halftime advantage into a 54-36 lead entering the fourth period with the big third quarter.
Delmar, now 3-4 in the conference and 3-6 overall, was led by guard Brandon Hudson's 16 points including 12 on four three-pointers. Vince Stewart added 9 points.
Cape Henlopen 70, Delmar 59
For details on Delmar's loss to Cape, click the score above.
Delmar 62, Laurel 54
Photo: Delmar guard Brandon Hudson
The Wildcats overcame a poor second quarter with a big third quarter for the key Henlopen Conference Southern Division win.
Delmar scored only 7 points in the second period to fall behind Laurel 26-22 at halftime but exploded for a 24-7 advantage in the third quarter to take control.
The Hudson brothers, Sean and Brandon, led the way with 23 and 18 points, respectively. Demeris Cannon was also in double figures with 12 points.
The Wildcats rose to 3-2 in the conference and 4-3 overall with the win. Delmar and Laurel are both one game behind Lake Forest in the Henlopen South standings.
Woodbridge 73, Delmar 55
The Wildcats lost a close game at halftime when they were outscored 41-25 by Woodbridge in the second half.
In falling to 2-2 in the Henlopen Conference and overall, the Wildcats still had five players in double figures.
Sean Hudson led the 'Cats with 14 points, while Brandon Hudson contributed 12 and James Stewart, Vince Stewart and Brad Brown all posted 11 points.
The Wildcats will next participate in the Lions Club Tournament at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Delmar faces Wicomico at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, and Crisfield on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 9 p.m.
Delmar 75, Seaford 63
The Hudson Brothers sparked the Wildcats to the Henlopen Conference triumph.
Freshman Brandon Hudson scored 18 points while senior Sean Hudson added 17 more to help Delmar rise to 2-1 in the conference and overall.
Demeris Cannon and Brad Brown contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively. James Stewart scored 9 more points.
Delmar trailed 35-30 at halftime but outscored Seaford 28-10 in the third period to take control of the contest.
Lake Forest 62, Delmar 43
The Wildcats fell to the three-time Henlopen Conference Southern Division champions to fall to 1-1 in the conference and overall.
Brandon Hudson sank three three-pointers on the way to a team-high 13 points. Demeris Cannon and Brad Brown added 10 points apiece.
Delmar trailed 42-34 entering the fourth quarter and faded down the stretch.
Delmar 67, Smyrna 54
Photo: Delmar swingman Demeris Cannon
The Wildcats opened their season behind a 30-point, 7-rebound explosion by swingman Demeris Cannon in head coach Garland Hayward's return to the bench.
The Wildcats started slowly in the Henlopen Conference contest as they fell behind 19-10 after the first quarter.
But they gradually cut into the lead to tie the game entering the fourth quarter and then outscored Smyrna 27-14 in the final period.
"Because we were so late getting started with players from the state champion football team, our offense was off," said Hayward, who coached Delmar for 16 seasons before leaving in 1998. "But we were very aggressive on defense. Our defense brought us through tonight."
Senior forward Sean Hudson was also in double figures for Delmar with 14 points. He added 6 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds.
Brad Brown and Brandon Hudson scored 7 points apiece.
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