The University of Delaware women’s basketball team has now won three straight games with their 72-60 win over the College of Charleston Cougars at TD Arena.
The leading scorer of the game for the Blue Hens was junior forward Samone DeFreese who scored 16 points.
Three other Blue Hens scored in double digits in the win and they were redshirt senior Alison Lewis (13), Graduate student forward Makeda Nicholas (11), and junior forward Rebecca Lawrence (11).
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included Steals (9-7), Points off Turnovers (28-11), and Bench Points (72-25).
Blue Hens also won the turnover battle in the game over College of Charleston by 14-24.
The Hens also had the advantage over the Cougars at the three-point line as the team shot 36.4 % (4-11) and College of Charleston shot 35.7 % (5-14). Blue Hens also bested the Cougars at the foul line with the team shooting 68.8 % (22-32) and with the College of Charleston shooting 60.0 % (3-5).
Lawrence Scores Nine Points As Blue Hens Take First-Period Lead
The leading scorer for the Blue Hens in the first period was Rebecca Lawrence who scored nine points.
As a team, Delaware shot 28.6% (4-14) in the first period and they also shot 75.0% (3-4) at the foul line.
The College of Charleston shot 22.2% (4-12) in the first period.
The first period started with the Blue Hens jumping out to quick with an 8-0 lead which was thanks to Lawrence who scored seven out of the eight points on the run.
Blue Hens would end the period with a 12-9 lead over the Cougars.
Nicholas Scores Six Points As Blue Hens Take Halftime Lead
The leading scorer for the Blue Hens in the second period was Makeda Nicholas who scored six points.
As a team, Delaware improved their shooting in the second period as they shot 40.0% (6-15) and they also shot 83.3% (5-6) at the foul line.
The Cougars also improved in their shooting in the second period as they went 35.7% (5-14).
Blue Hens won the turnover battle in the second period by 3-7.
The second period started with the Hens going on a 16-4 run which increased their lead to 28-13 with 3:53 left in the half.
The Blue Hens would end the half with a 30-19 lead over the Cougars.
First Half Stats
Delaware had a 34.5 %(10-29) shooting percentage in the first half and College of Charleston had 28.1 %(9-32).
Blue Hens shot 80.0 % (8-10) from the foul line in the first half and the Cougars shot 0 % ( 0-0)
Hens leading scorer in the first half was Rebecca Lawrence with nine points.
The Cougars leading scorer in the first half was Ericka Broughton with eight points.
Blue Hens Struggle With Shooting In Third Period
As a team, Delaware dipped in shooting in the third period as they shot 29.4% (5-17). The Hens also shot 75.0% (3-4) at the foul line in the third period.
College of Charleston continued to improve their shooting as they shot 41.2% (7-17)in the third period. The Cougars also shot 60.0% (3-5) at the foul line in the third period.
Around the 9:04 minute mark, Delaware went on a 6-0 run to increase their lead to 36-21 with 7:25 left in the third period.
Alison Lewis would hit a three-pointer to end the period to give the Hens a 45-37 lead going into the fourth.
Turnovers Hurt Cougars As Hens Seal Win
Delaware shot their best shooting percentage of the game in the fourth period as they shot 61.5% (8-13). The Blue Hens also shot 61.1% (11-18) at the foul line in the fourth period.
College of Charleston also would shoot their best shooting percentage of the game in the fourth period as well, as they shot 71.4% (10-14). The Cougars also shot 75% (3-4) at three-point line in the fourth period.
Delaware won the turnover battle by 1-8 in the fourth period.
The Blue Hens would hit seven foul shots near the end of the fourth period to seal a 72-60 win.
The Hens stay on the road to take on UNCW on February 24th at 1:00pm ET.
FG%: UD39.0 % & COC 41.3 %
3P%: UD 36.4 % &COC 35.7 %
FT%: UD 68.8 %&COC 60.0 %
Rebs: UD 39 & COC 41
Ast: UD 12&COC 13
Stl: UD 9& COC 7
TO: UD 14& COC 24
Blks: UD 2 &COC 5