Kylie Kornegay-Lucas recorded a triple-double to help Caesar Rodney rally from a sluggish start for a 56-47 victory over Sussex Tech.
Sussex Tech entered with a perfect Henlopen North record, and needing just a win in one of their last two games to claim the conference title, and for the first five minutes, things looked very good for the Ravens.
They raced out to a 15-2 lead, only to have Caesar Rodney begin to clamp down on defense, and a series of steals by Kornegay-Lucas flipped the script, with an 11-2 start to the second quarter putting them ahead 22-20.
The lead switched hands every times in the final minutes of the half, before Brionna Brooks’ drive off of a crossover gave the hosts a 25-23 halftime lead.
Tech were able to get their noses back in front early in the 3rd quarter, as they were able to get center Janiya Stevens involved, first on a two-on-one layup, and then on a high-low pass, as they led 40-39 going into the final frame.
Caesar Rodney had the answers in the fourth quarter, as Kornegay-Lucas turned another of her 11 steals into a layup to climax an 8-2 run, and Alexis Reid hit all four of her free throws down the stretch to help keep the Ravens at bay.
Kornegay-Lucas finished with 21 points, 11 steals, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists for Caesar Rodney (12-6, 10-2 Henlopen North). Lillian Ayres added 11 points.
Stevens led Sussex Tech (14-3, 10-1 Henlopen North) with 17 points. The Ravens would clinch the conference title with a victory over Polytech Saturday at 1:30.