The 2018 Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament opened Thursday in Lewes with a nail biter between two of Delaware’s top boys’ high school hoop teams.
5th ranked Caesar Rodney handed #4 Salesianum its first loss of the season, edging the Sals in overtime 64-63.
CR’s Zayquan Eaton won it with a basketball at the buzzer in OT. Eaton’s layup at the end of regulation tied the game at 58, forcing overtime.
Caesar Rodney is now 6-1. Salesianum falls to 4-1.
Top ranked Sanford was also a winner on Slam Dunk’s first day, routing host Cape Henlopen 68-31.
Two of the nation’s top 25 teams according to USA Today are on Friday’s schedule.
12th ranked Paul IV from Fairfax, Virginia faces Nevada’s Liberty High at 8 p.m. and number 15 Roselle Catholic from New Jersey meets Maryland’s Eleanor Roosevelt high school at noon.