Photo: Mark Campbell
The University of Delaware women’s basketball team has now won two straight games, as the team defeated the Northeastern University Howlin Huskies 81-69 on Friday at the Cabot Center.
The leading scorer in the game for the Blue Hens was graduate student Nicole Enabosi who had 28 points.
Sophomore guard/forward Jasmine Dickey recorded her ninth double-double of the season as she had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Senior guard Abby Gonzales also scored in double-digits as she had 12 points.
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points in the paint (38-30), fast-break points (13-10), assists (16-15), turnovers (15-20) and steals (13-6).
Blue Hens also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 55.8 %(29-52) and with the Northeastern shooting 42.4 %( 25-49). Delaware also bested the Huskies at the three-point line as the team shot 54.5 %(6-11) and the Northeastern shot 32.0 % (8-25).
Delaware made sure to make their time at the free-throw line count as the team shot 65.4 % (17-26). The Huskies shot 50.0 % (11-22) at the free-throw line in the game.
Blue Hens Light Up The Basket To Take First Quarter Lead
The Blue Hens were not messing around in the first quarter as the team found the basket with ease, as they shot 61.54 % (8-13). Delaware also shot 83.33 % (5-6) from the three-point line in the first quarter.
The Huskies shot 35.29 % (6-17) in the first quarter and they also shot 100.00 % (1-1) at the free-throw line.
The game started with the Blue Hens flying out to an 11-4 lead which was led by Abby Gonzales who scored six of the 11 points. The Hens hit three shots from the perimeter on the run which came from Gonzales (2) and redshirt junior Kayla Shaw (1).
Delaware would outscore Northeastern 11-8 for the rest of the first quarter to take a 22-15 lead into the second quarter. During this time, Jasmine Dickey had four rebounds ( three defensive and one offensive) and one assist.
Hens Continue To Find The Basket With Ease In The Second Quarter
The Blue Hens had their best shooting quarter of the game in the second, as the team shot 70.00 % (7-10). Delaware also shot 100.00 % (1-1) from the three-point line in the second quarter.
The Huskies had their worst shooting quarter of the game in the second, as the team shot 20.00 % (2-10). Northeastern also shot 85.71 % (6-7) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.
Starting at the 3:50 minute mark, Delaware would go on a 7-2 run to push their lead to 41-26 going into the half. During this stretch, the Hens would have three steals and made three free throws shots.
Delaware Cools Off A Bit But Still Holds A Double-Digit Lead
The Blue Hens came back down to earth in the third quarter as their shooting cooled a bit, as they shot 50.00 % (7-14). Delaware also shot 100.00 % (1-1) at the free-throw line in the third quarter.
As the Hens regressed in their shooting, the Huskies improved in theirs as the team shot 46.67 % (7-15). Northeastern also shot 50.00 % (2-4) at the free-throw line in the third quarter.
In the first five minutes of the third quarter, The Blue Hens outscored the Huskies 11-8 to give them a 52-34 lead. Nicole Enabosi was the leader of the run as she scored five of the 11 points.
Northeastern would outscore the Hens 9-4 for the rest of the quarter which decreased Delaware’s lead to 56-43 going into the fourth.
Hens Lean On Free Throw Shooting To Seal Win
The Blue Hens had their worst shooting quarter of the game in the fourth quarter, as the team shot 46.67 % (7-15). Delaware also shot 73.33 % (11-15) at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
The Huskies had their best shooting percentage of the game in the fourth, as the team shot 58.82 % (10-17). Northeastern also shot 50.00 % (4-8) at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
In the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, Delaware would outscore the Huskies 14-10 to extend their lead to 70-53. Nicole Enabosi led this run as she scored 10 of the 14 points.
Starting at the 1:34 minute mark, the Blue Hens would hit seven free throw shots to seal a 81-69 road win.
Delaware stays on the road to take on Hofstra on February 9th at 2 PM ET.
FG%: UD55.8 %& NU42.4 %
3P%: UD54.5 %& NU32.0 %
FT%: UD65.4 %&NU50.0 %
Rebs: UD 33&NU33
TO: UD 15&NU20
Blks: UD 3 &NU3