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Mariner Middle basketball wins two on opening day

By Dan Cook | Dec 12, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Mariner's Hassan Corbin takes a shot over Woodbridge's Tayon Sykes in the Vikings' 34-30 victory over the Raiders.

Mariner Middle School basketball had a winning opening day of the 2013 season, with the boys battling to a 34-30 victory while the girls started strong with a 29-27 win over the Woodbridge Raiders.

The boys opened the home games as Hassan Corbin paced the team with 12 points while Randy Rickards tossed in 10. Lamar Thompson scored 9, Brian Morris had 2, and Malik Aiken had 1.

The girls finished the doubleheader with eighth-grader Raegan Jackson tossing in 15 points and snagging six steals. Seventh-grader Kaeli O'Neill-Willey scored 5 points and grabbed five steals, while Dania Cannon put in 2 buckets and had five steals in the contest.

The girls followed up their first game performance with a 28-26 win over Dover Central Middle School Wednesday, Dec. 11, while the boys were victorious with a 30-15 win.

The Mariner Vikings travel to Selbyville Middle School Monday, Dec. 16, for a matchup with the Indians.


Mariner's Randy Rickards takes a shot on an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner coach Terry Hazzard calls an offensive play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Elijah Daniels grabs a loose ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Hassan Corbin, left, battles for a loose ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lamarr Thompson leads a fast break. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Randy Rickards takes a shot. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Isaiah Morris takes a jumper. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Isaiah Morris comes out of a pile-up with a fast break. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hassan Corbin brings the ball up court. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Mariner bench goes wild over a Vikings play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Lamarr Thompson goes in for a lay-up. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Vikings bench reacts to the victory over Woodbridge. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner point guard Kaeli O'Neill dribbles around a Woodbridge defender. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Raegan Jackson dribbles into the paint and goes for a lay-up. Jackson had 15 points in the 29-27 win over the Raiders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Raegan Jackson, left, fights for a loose ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hannah Betts leads a fast break for the Vikings. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Aliyah Browning looks for a call on a jump ball situation. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Hannah Betts plays tough defense on a Woodbridge guard. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Aliyah Browning snags an offensive rebound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner point guard Kaeli O'Neill dribbles around up top to set up a play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Raegan Jackson is fouled going to the hoop. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Raegan Jackson hits the front end of two foul shots. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner guard Dania Cannon plays tough defense on her Woodbridge opponent. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mariner's Vienna Iacona, left, goes for the block on a drive by a Raiders shooter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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