Blue Hens Defense Steps Up In 48-39 Win Over Saint Joseph’s

University of Delaware Blue Hens Women’s basketball team came off the holiday break and delivered a gift of their own to their fans with a 48-39 win over  Saint Joseph’s University on Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Freshman Jasmine Dickey led the Blue Hens in points with 10 points scored. Dickey was one rebound away from a double-double as she had nine for the game.

Graduate student Makeda Nicholas also had a nice game for the Hens as she had eight points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Junior Abby Gonzales also contributed to the Hens win as she had eight points, six rebounds and four assists in the game.

Delaware held the advantage in the paint in the game as they outscored the Hawks 34-24 in points scored in there.

Dickey Leads Hens Rebounding Party In First Period

The Hens defense made sure in the first period when St.Joe’s missed a shot, they were there to collect the missed shot. The Hens had 12 defensive rebounds in the first and 16 rebounds overall in the period. St. Joe’s only had nine rebounds in the first period.

Jasmine Dickey lead the team with six rebounds ( five defensive and one offensive)  in the first period.

The game started with Delaware going on a 6-0 run where Dickey,  redshirt senior Alison Lewis and Junior Rebecca Lawrence all contributed.

St. Joes would answer back with a lay up and a free throw to cut into Delaware’s lead making it 6-3.

Around two minutes left in the first period, the Hens went on a 7-2 run which gave them a 13-5 lead ending the period.  Abby Gonzales led the way for the Hens on the 7-2 run as she had three points, one defensive rebound and one steal.

St. Joes Defense Tightens Up In 2nd Period

In the second period, St. Joes tighten their defensive play up as the team held the Hens to 4-18 shooting and collected 10 defensive rebounds. The Hawks also collected 15 overall rebounds. The Blue Hens only had eight rebounds in the second period.

The second period started with St. Joe’s going on a 10-2 run to tie the game up at 15.

Then around the 2:00 minute mark, Blue Hens made their move as they went on a 8-2 run to end the first half with a 22-17 lead.

 

First half Stats

Delaware had 29% (10-35) shooting percentage in the first half and the Hawks had a 27% (8-30).

Hens and St. Joes had 24 rebounds each in the first half of the game.

Alison Lewis was the leading scorer for the Blue Hens in the first half with six points.

Katie Mayock was the leading scorer for the Hawks in the first half with nine points.

 

Blue Hens Defense Fires Up In the Third Period

The Blue Hens definitely made some defensive adjustments coming out of halftime as team the had four steals, six defensive rebounds ( 12 overall rebounds),  one block and caused five St. Joe turnovers. The Hens defense had the Hawks offense shooting 3-10 in the third period.

The Hens outscored St. Joes 16-9 in the quarter to take a 38-26 lead into the fourth.

 

Hens Hang On In Fourth To Bring Home The Win

St. Joes and the Hens stats were pretty similar in the fourth period as both defenses did not let up. The Hawks outscored the Hens 13-10 in the fourth and had six defensive rebounds ( 11 overall),  one block and three steals. The Blue Hens had seven defensive rebounds ( 10 overall), one block and two steals.

Dickey would hit a layup with 34 seconds left in the game to give the Hens a 48-39 win over St. Joes.

The next game for the Blue Hens is CAA opponent James Madison as they come to the Bob Carpenter Center on January 4th.  The tip off time is at 7:00 pm.

Stats:

FG%: UD 32 %  & SJ 29%
3P%: UD 25 % & SJ 8%
FT%: UD 57 % & SJ 60%
Rebs: UD  46 & SJ 42
Ast: UD  15 & SJ 12
Stl: UD  10 & SJ 5
TO: UD 11 & SJ 15
Blks: UD 5 & SJ 5

 

 

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