Boys' Hoop Recap
Lake Forest 81, Seaford 72
Photo: Seaford swingman C.J. Scott.
Senior swingman C.J. Scott scored his 1,000th career point in the Blue Jays' final Henlopen Conference game of the season.
Scott scored 33 points in the game after needing 11 going in to hit 1,000.
Virgil Greene contributed 16 more points for the Blue Jays, who finished 7-12 in the conference. They are 7-14 overall. Gaurd Robert Johnson added 11 points.
Seaford led the Henlopen Conference Southern Division champions 35-31 athalftime but was outscored 25-14 in the third quarter.
Seaford takes on top-ranked Sanford in a season-ending nonconference game on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m.
Smyrna 67, Seaford 54
The Blue Jays trailed all the way in the Henlopen Conference loss. Swingman C.J. Scott scored 19 points to lead the Jays, while Britt Williams added 14 and Virgil Greene contributed 10. Seaford is now 7-11 in the conference and 7-13 overall.
Seaford 79, Delmar 61
Photo: Seaford swingman C.J. Scott.
Swingman C.J. Scott matched his season-high with 37 points in the Henlopen Conference victory.
Scott's outburst matched his previous high in a win over Polytech on Jan. 20.
The Blue Jays led 37-30 at halftime and then took complete control with a 20-10 advantage over Delmar in the the third quarter to rise to 7-10 in the conference and 7-12 overall.
Guard Virgil Greene was also in double figures for Seaford with 14 points.
Britt Williams contributed 9 points.
Laurel 59, Seaford 54
The Blue Jays took a three-point lead into the fourth quarter but couldn't hold on down the stretch. Seaford led rival Laurel 38-35 entering the fourth period but was outscored 24-16 in the final stanza. C.J. Scott paced Seaford with 16 points, while guard Robert Johnson added 9. Seaford is now 6-10 in the conference and 6-12 overall.
Lake Forest 74, Seaford 55
The Blue Jays played the Henlopen Conference Southern Division leaders tough in the first half but were outscored 25-15 in the third quarter. Swingman C.J. Scott poured in 30 points in a duel with Lake Forest's Terrell Hicks, who finished with 19. Britt Williams added 12 points for the Jays, who fell to 6-9 in the conference and 6-11 overall.
William Penn 56, Seaford 34
The Blue Jays got off to a slow start in the nonconference loss to the defending state champions. Seaford was outscored 18-3 in the first quarter and never recovered. C.J. Scott led the Blue Jays with 15 points. Britt Williams added 9 points. Seaford is now 6-10 overall.
Seaford 73, Woodbridge 69
Photo: Seaford forward Marque Edouard.
The Blue Jays gained revenge for their season-opening loss to Woodbridge in the Henlopen Conference game.
Seaford had to rally in the second half to overcome a 34-28 lead by Woodbridge at halftime. The Blue Jays took a one-point lead after three periods and held the Raiders off down the stretch.
Swingman C.J. Scott and forward Marque Edouard led that comeback as they finished with 23 and 20 points, respectively.
Virgil Greene and Britt Williams contributed 11 points apiece as Seaford rose to 6-8 in the conference and 6-9 overall.
Sussex Tech 69, Seaford 67 (OT)
The Blue Jays suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Henlopen Conference Northern Division leaders when Tech's Rashawn Johnson sank a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime.
Seaford, which suited up only eight players and saw three of them foul out in regulation, led Sussex Tech 67-66 with seven seconds left in overtime before Johnson took an inbounds pass and converted it into the winning points.
The Blue Jays, who led 33-32 at halftime, were led by C.J. Scott's 28 points. Britt Williams added 17 more.
Seaford fell to 5-8 in the conference and 5-9 overall.
Cape Henlopen 63, Seaford 45
Photo: Seaford's Corey Savage.
Missing leading scorer C.J. Scott, the Blue Jays got off to a slow start and couldn't recover in the Henlopen Conference loss.
Scott, the conference's leading scorer at 25 points a game, had to sit out against Cape due to a technical foul he picked up in a 37-point effort against Polytech on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Cape Henlopen took advantage of Scott's absence in roaring to a 36-17 halftime lead.
With Scott out of the lineup, the Blue Jays turned to Corey Savage, Robert Johnson and Britt Williams, and they responded with 10 points apiece. Marque Edouard added 8 points.
Seaford fell to 5-7 in the conference and 5-8 overall.
Seaford 81, Polytech 67
Swingman C.J. Scott took over the Henlopen Conference game with a season-high 37 points.
Scott helped the Blue Jays get off to a fast start with a 24-4 advantage in the first period.
Polytech crawled back into the game in the second and third periods to trail just 57-52 entering the fourth quarter, but Seaford put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Also in double figures for the Blue Jays were Marque Edouard with 18 points and Virgil Greene and Britt Williams with 11 points each.
The victory raised Seaford to 5-6 in the conference and 5-7 overall.
Milford 68, Seaford 57
The Blue Jays were outscored 20-8 in the second quarter and couldn't catch up as Milford held them off from the foul line in the Henlopen Conference game.
Milford shot 12-for-13 from the line in the fourth quarter to erase Seaford's comeback attempt.
Swingman C.J. Scott led the Jays with 17 points but saw his string of 10 consecutive games with at least 20 points come to an end.
Guard Robert Johnson contributed 14 points for Seaford, which suffered its second straight loss and its third loss in its last four games to fall to 4-6 in the conference and 4-7 overall.
Dover 66, Seaford 58
Swingman C.J. Scott followed up one season-high effort with another as he poured in 34 points for his 10th consecutive game with 20 or more points.
The effort went for naught, though, as Seaford couldn't overcome a first quarter in which it was outscored 14-2.
Guard Robert Johnson added 10 points for the Jays, who saw a two-game winning streak snapped to fall to 4-5 in the conference and 4-6 overall.
Scott hit 4 of Seaford's 7 three-pointers, while Johnson canned 2 threes.
Seaford 66, Caesar Rodney 55
Behind swingman C.J. Scott's season-high 29 points, the Blue Jays overcame a first half deficit to subdue Caesar Rodney in the second half of the Henlopen Conference matchup.
Seaford has gone 3-1 since a 1-4 start and is now 4-4 in the conference and 4-5 overall.
The Blue Jays trailed CR 24-19 at halftime but rebounded in the second half with a 21-13 advantage in the third quarter and a 26-18 edge in the fourth period.
Forward Britt Williams and guard Virgil Greene contributed 17 and 11 points, respectively, to the win.
Sussex Central 63, Seaford 59
The Blue Jays got off to yet another slow start and couldn't recover in time in the Henlopen Conference defeat that snapped their two-game winning streak.
Seaford scored only 9 points in the first quarter and trailed Sussex Central 35-26 at halftime.
The Blue Jays then mounted a comeback in the third period that tied the game 49-49 entering the fourth quarter but couldn't finish the game off in the fourth.
Senior swingman C.J. Scott paced the Blue Jays with a game-high 27 points. Marque Edouard added a season-high 14 points.
Seaford 57, Indian River 46
Photo: Seaford guard Virgil Greene.
The Blue Jays recorded their second straight win and their second victory over Indian River this season after shaking off the rust of a two-week layoff.
The Blue Jays, who hadn't played for 15 days, scored only 8 points in the first period but got on track in the second period to take a 26-16 halftime lead.
Swingman C.J. Scott paced Seaford with 20 points.
Guard Virgil Greene added 11 more points and forward Britt Williams contributed 8 points.
Scott also canned three of the Blue Jays' four three-pointers.
Seaford is now 3-3 in the conference and 3-4 overall.
Seaford 53, Smyrna 51
Photo: Seaford swingman C.J. Scott.
The Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak when swingman C.J. Scott hit a free throw with three seconds left to seal the Henlopen Conference Southern Division triumph.In rising to 2-3 in the conference and 2-4 overall, the Blue Jays made a 32-24 halftime lead stand up despite being outscored in the second half.
Scott sparked Seaford with a team-high 24 points.
Scott also hit two of Seaford's six three-pointers.
He has led the Blue Jays in scoring in four of five games this season.
Other leading scorers for the Jays included Britt Williams with 11 points and Virgil Greene with 9.
Delmar 75, Seaford 63
The Blue Jays dropped their third straight game when Delmar outscored them 28-10 in the third period to wipe out a 35-30 Seaford halftime lead. Swingman C.J. Scott led the Blue Jays with a game-high 29 points. Forwards Larry Savage and Britt Williams added 14 and 11 points, respectively. Seaford is 1-3 in the conference and 1-4 overall.
Hodgson 84, Seaford 70
Photo: Seaford head coach Sean Knowles.
The Blue Jays fell to 1-3 overall with their second straight loss in a nonconference game.
Britt Williams paced Seaford with 21 points, while C.J. Scott and Virgil Greene contributed 20 and 17 points, respectively.
Scott and Greene both sank a pair of three-pointers.
The Blue Jays fell behind 45-29 at halftime but cut the deficit to 63-53 by the end of the third period.
Senior Hodgson point guard Ladaye Johnson scored 20 points to go over the 1,000-point milestone for his career.
Laurel 74, Seaford 65
The Blue Jays fell to 1-2 in the Henlopen Conference and overall with the loss to their rivals.
C.J. Scott, Virgil Greene and Larry Savage scored in double-figures for Seaford.
Scott canned 24 points, Greene hit five three-pointers on the way to a 17-point outing, and Savage dropped in 17, as well.
Seaford fell behind 28-23 at halftime and couldn't catch up.
The Blue Jays have trailed at halftime in all three of their games this year.
Seaford 62, Indian River 54
Photo: C.J. Scott drives past IR's Derek Houston.
The Blue Jays made their comeback from a disastrous first quarter stick with a strong fourth quarter that lifted them to 1-1 in the Henlopen Conference and overall.
Seaford scored only three points in the entire first quarter but sparked by guards C.J. Scott and Virgil Greene, took the game over in the fourth period.
Scott finished with a game-high 24 points while Greene contributed 11. Forward Larry Savage added 20 points to go with 11 rebounds.
"We feel very fortunate to have won tonight," said Seaford head coach Sean Knowles. "Our kids are still growing and learning about all those small, yet so important things that it takes to put a complete game together. Our kids hung in there when things were rough. We have to continue to improve in order for us to be a good basketball team."
Trailing 42-35 after three quarters, the Blue Jays pulled within 46-44 with 5:37 left on a three-pointer by Larry Savage and a follow shot by Scott.
Greene then hit a three-pointer to give the Blue Jays their first lead since the first period at 47-46 with 5:11 to go.
Even though the Indians went ahead 49-47 moments later, Greene sank a pair of free throws to tie the score 49-49 with 4:16 remaining.
Scott then took a steal in for a fast break layup and followed that with a runner in the lane to give Seaford a 53-49 lead with 3:06 left. A jumper by Carlton Newcomb then gave the Blue Jays a 55-49 advantage.
The Indians did pull within 55-52 with 1:42 remaining, but the Blue Jays responded on a follow shot by Greene and two fast break layups by Scott to take an insurmountable 62-52 lead with only 36 seconds left.
The Blue Jays took advantage of numerous IR turnovers as they posted more than 20 steals, with Savage pilfering 8, Greene 7 and Scott 6. Greene added 3 assists.
Knowles also credited his bench with lifting the Blue Jays to the win.
"Our bench gave us a tremendous contribution tonight," said Knowles. "Any time you have three starters foul out, you need your bench to step up. It did tonight."
Woodbridge 84, Seaford 72
Photo: Seaford forward Larry Savage.
The Blue Jays battled back from an early deficit to draw within three points entering the fourth quarter but succumbed to a 32-point Woodbridge explosion in the final period.
C.J. Scott paced the Blue Jays in their season- and Henlopen Conference Southern Division opener with 20 points.
Britt Williams and Larry Savage added 12 points apiece.
Savage and Robert Johnson each canned two of the Jays' five three-pointers.
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