DeFreese Scores 19 In Blue Hens 78-59 Win Vs Hofstra


The University of Delaware Women’s Basketball team took home a  78-59 road win on Friday against Hofstra at the Mack Sports Complex.

Junior forward Samone DeFreese led the Blue Hens in scoring in the game with 19 points.

Freshman guard/forward Jasmine Dickey recorded a double-double in the Hens win as she had 11 points and 11 rebounds. This is the fourth career double-double in Dickey’s young career as a Blue Hen.

Graduate student forward Makeda Nicholas also scored in double-digits in the Hens win with 12 points.

Delaware did a lot of good things in this game which includes their bench outscored Hofstra’s bench 33-25.

Hofstra could not stop the Hens in the paint as Delaware scored 32 points in there. Blue Hens were able to stop Hofstra in the paint as the team only scored eight points.

Delaware also won the turnover battle 12 to 19 in the win.

Blue Hens also out-rebounded Hofstra 41-28 in the game.

Hens Jump Out To Quick Start For First Period Lead

The Hens did not waste any time in the first period as the team jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the early minutes of the game. The run was led by Jasmine Dickey and junior guard Bailey Kargo who each scored four of the eight points in that time span.

Hofstra narrowed the Hens’ lead to 10-8 with 2:49 left in the period but that was the closest the team came to Delaware’s lead.

The Hens would close the period out with a 7-1 run which increased their lead to 17-9.

Lewis Leads Hens With 5 Points In Second Period

Redshirt senior guard Alison Lewis led the Hens in the second period with five points.

In the second period, the Blue Hens shot 37.5% ( 6-15) and Hofstra shot 38.5% ( 5-13)

The period started off with the Hens going on 6-0 on the run which was led by Lewis who scored four out of the six points in the run. The run increased the Hens’ lead to 23-9 over Hofstra with 7:35 left in the half.

Hofstra would outscore the Blue Hens 18-15 for the rest of the quarter but it did not matter as the Hens took a 38-27 lead into halftime.


First Half Stats

Delaware had a 46.7% (14-30) shooting percentage in the first half and Hofstra had 33.3% (8-24).

Blue Hens shot 75.0% (9-12) from the foul line in the first half and Hofstra shot 66.7% ( 8-12)

Hens leading scorers in the first half were  Jasmine Dickey and Makeda Nicholas with six points.

Hofstra’s leading scorers in the first half were E’Lexus Davis, Caria Reynolds, and Boogie Brozoski with five points.

DeFreese Leads Hens With 7 Points In the Third Period 

The leading scorer for the Hens in the third period was Samone DeFreese with seven points.

In the third period, the Hens as a team shot 41.2% ( 7-17). The Blue Hens did a nice job in the third period making sure there were not too many good shots for Hofstra as they shot 23.1% ( 3-13).

The Hens also outrebounded Hofstra 14-8 in the third period.

Around the 1:26 minute mark in the third period, Delaware went on a 7-0 run to end the period with a 54-37 lead. The run was led by  DeFreese who scored five of the seven points in the run.

DeFreese Scores 8 In Fourth To Help Hens Close Out Win

Just like in the third period, it was DeFreese who led the Hens in points in the last half of the game with eight points.

The Hens shot 60.0% (9-15) in the fourth period and Hofstra shot 58.3% ( 7-12).

Hofstra outscored Delaware 24-22 in the period but Delaware still walked away with a 78-59 win when the final buzzer sounded.

Delaware stays on the road to take on Northeastern on January 20th at 1:00 pm ET.


FG%: UD48.4%  & Hof 36.7%
3P%: UD 33.3% &Hof 40.9%
FT%: UD 75% & Hof 70.0%
Rebs: UD 41 & Hof 28
Ast: UD  18 & Hof 12
Stl: UD  9& Hof 4
TO: UD 12& Hof 19
Blks: UD 2 &Hof 1


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