Jordan Allen Helps Dover Win

The Dover Senators, who have some of the best young talent in Delaware, came through a lot of pressure and defeated Delmar 67-63 to win a DIAA Boys Basketball first round playoff game on Wednesday.

Jordan Allen, who is one of the top five juniors in the state, hit for 34 points as the 12th seeded Senators advanced to a second round showdown with the 5th seeded St. Elizabeth.

The 63 junior is a tremendous outside shooter and has good jumping ability.  He has the talent to be an All-State selection.

Dover led 22-12 after the first quarter and 38-29 at halftime. Allen pumped in 22 points in the first half and was assisted by 65 junior Terrence Woodlin, who played well.

Delmar (11-9) closed the gap in the third quarter to 49-45 as 62 senior, Larry Ennis and 60 junior, Kevon Trader started to find the range. The Wildcats caught Dover and led 50-49 when Ennis nailed a three point basket.

The teams battled back and forth and the game was tied 60-60 with 2:14 left. Dover then forged ahead when the #1 freshman, Thomas Hopkins slammed home a vicious dunk. Dover never fell behind again as Allen hit three of the four free throws to secure the victory. Dover (14-7) hopes to go far in the tournament and will get back in action on Sunday, March 8th. Trader led Delmar with 19 points and Shane Leatherbury had 18.