Photo: Mark Campbell
The University of Delaware women’s basketball team stopped a two-game losing streak on Friday as the team defeated their CAA foe, the Hofstra University Pride 80-59 at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The leading scorer in the game for the Blue Hens was sophomore guard/forward Jasmine Dickey who had 21 points. Dickey also recorded a double-double in the game as she had 16 rebounds with 21 points. This is the sixth time this season, Dickey has recorded a double-double in a game.
Three other Blue Hen players scored in double digits which were redshirt junior Kayla Shaw (12), graduate student Nicole Enabosi (12), and junior Lizzie Oleary.
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points off of turnovers (17-12), rebounds (54-35), second-chance points (20-6), bench points (24-15), fast-break points (14-7) and turnovers (12-14).
Blue Hens also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 40.0% (30-75) and Hofstra shooting 38.7% ( 24-62). Delaware also bested the Pride at the three-point line as the team shot 35.3%(6-17) and the Hofstra shot 17.6% (3-17).
Delaware made sure to make their time at the free-throw line count as the team shot 60.9% (14-23). The Pride shot 57.1% (8-14) at the free-throw line in the game.
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Blue Hens Lead By Six After One Quarter
The leading scorer for the Hens in the first quarter was Jasmine Dickey who had eight points. As a team, Delaware shot 42.1% (8-19) in the first quarter and they also shot 50.0% (2-4) from the three-point line.
Hofstra shot 42.9% (6-14) in the first quarter and they also shot 100.0% (2-2) at the free-throw line.
The Blue Hens outrebounded the Pride 14-6 in the first quarter.
The game started with Delaware jumping out to a quick 7-2 lead which was led by Jasmine Dickey who scored five of seven points. The early lead would not last long though as Hofstra tied the score up at seven during their next two possessions.
In the following minutes, Delaware had a slim lead but with 4:15 left in the quarter, Hofstra tied the game at 13.
At the 2:58 minute mark, the Blue Hens would go on an 8-2 run which would give them a 21-15 lead to end the first quarter.
Delaware Takes A 11 Point Lead Into The Half
The leading scorer for the Hens in the second quarter was Lizzie Oleary with six points. As a team, Delaware struggled to find their shot in the second quarter as they shot 25% (4-16). The Hens also shot 75.0% (6-8) at the free-throw line.
Just like Delaware, Hofstra was not seeing the basket well either in the second quarter, as the team shot 25% (4-16). The Pride also shot 14.3% (1-7) from the three-point line.
The Blue Hens outrebounded Hofstra 15-9 in the second quarter.
The quarter started with Hofstra going on a 7-4 run which decreased the Hens’ lead to 25-22 with 6:33 left in the half.
Starting at the 6:07 minute mark, Delaware would go on a 10-2 run which would increase their lead to 35-24 to end the first half. During the 10-2 run, the Blue Hens made six free throws.
First Half Stats
Delaware shot 34.3 % (12-35) in the first half and Hofstra shot 33.3 (10-30).
The Blue Hens shot 60.0% (9-15) at the free-throw line in the first half and the Pride shot 100.0% (2-2).
Jasmine Dickey was the leading scorer for the Blue Hens in the first half as she scored 11 points.
Ana Hernandez Gil was the leading scorer for Hofstra in the first half as she scored seven points.
Blue Hens Start To Pull Away In the Third Quarter
The leading scorer for the Hens in the third quarter was Kayla Shaw who had nine points. As a team, Delaware was seeing that basket with ease in the third as they shot 55.0% (11-20). The Hens also shot 50.0% (2-4) from the free-throw line in the third quarter.
Hofstra’s shooting percentage rebounded in the third quarter as the team shot 43.8% (7-16). The Pride also shot 83.3% (5-6) at the free-throw line in the third.
The Hens brought the momentum they had as a team in the second quarter into the third, as Delaware went on an 8-1 run in the early minutes of the second half. The run would push the Hens’ lead to 43-25 with 7:39 left in the quarter.
Just about seconds later, the Hens would start on a 17-8 run which expanded their lead to 60-35 with 1:35 left in the quarter. Kayla Shaw led the run by scoring nine of the 17 points on the run.
The Pride would outscore Delaware 5-2 for the rest of the quarter to decrease the Hens’ lead to 62-40.
Hens Take Home A Dominating Victory
The leading scorers in the fourth quarter for the Blue Hens were Jasmine Dickey and sophomore Paris McBride who each scored four points. As a team, Delaware regressed in the fourth quarter as they shot 35.0% (7-20). The Hens also shot 75.0% (3-4) from the free-throw line.
Hofstra’s shooting percentage was the same as it was in the third which was 43.8% (7-16). The Pride also shot 83.3% (5-6) from the free-throw line in the third quarter.
Hofstra would outscore Delaware 19-18 in the fourth quarter but the Hens would still take home a dominating 80-59 win when the final buzzer sounded.
Delaware stays at home to take on Northeastern on Sunday, January 12th at 1 PM.
FG%: UD40.0 %& HOF38.7 %
3P%: UD35.3 %%& HOF17.6 %
FT%: UD60.9 %&HOF57.1 %
Rebs: UD 54&HOF 35
TO: UD 12&HOF14
Blks: UD 5 &HOF5