Photo: Mark Campbell
The University of Delaware women’s basketball team has now won three straight games as the team defeated the Hofstra University Pride 77-67 on Sunday at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.
The leading scorer in the game for the Blue Hens was graduate student Nicole Enabosi who had 17 points.
Sophomore guard/forward Jasmine Dickey recorded her 10th double-double of the season as she had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Senior guard Abby Gonzales also scored in double-digits as she had 14 points.
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points off turnovers (20-16), second-chance points (16-15), rebounds (32-28), assists (16-13), blocks (2-1) and steals (8-7).
Blue Hens also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 47.3 %( 26-55)and with the Hofstra shooting 46.0 %( 23-50). Delaware also bested the Pride at the three-point line as the team shot 45.0 %(9-20) and the Hofstra shot 18.8 % (3-16).
Slow Start for Hens Shooting But Hangs In for 14 Point Tie After 1st Qtr
The leading scorer for the Hens in the first quarter was Abby Gonzales who had six points. The first quarter was the worst shooting quarter for the Hens in this game, as the team shot 30.77 % (4-13). The Blue Hens also shot 50.00 % (4-8) from the free-throw line in the first quarter.
Hofstra had their best shooting percentage of this game in the first quarter, as the team shot 66.67 % (6-9). The Pride also shot 100.00 % (2-2) at the free-throw line in the first quarter.
The first quarter was a battle and the biggest lead in the quarter was three points where Hofstra had an at 4-1 lead at the 8:05 mark and again the Pride led at 1:29 mark with a score of 14-11.
The lead did not last very long with either team as there were seven lead changes and three tie scores in the quarter. The quarter ended in a 14 point tie.
Hens Shooting Heats Up In the Second Quarter
The leading scorers for the Hens in the second quarter were Nicole Enabosi and Abby Gonzales who each had eight points.
Delaware saw the bucket with ease in the second quarter as the team shot 58.33 % (7-12). The Blue Hens also shot 100.00 % (4-4) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.
The second quarter was Hofstra’s worst shooting quarter of the game, as the team shot 35.71 % (5-14). The Pride also shot 100.00 % (4-4) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.
The Blue Hens started the second quarter by going on a 14-8 run which gave the team a 28-22 lead with 3:09 left in half. Gonzales was the leader of this run as she scored eight of the 14 points.
Starting at the 2:25 minute mark, Delaware would outscore the Pride 7-4 for the rest of the quarter to end the half with a 35-28 lead.
Delaware Leads By 16 In the Third Quarter
The leading scorers for the Hens in the third quarter were Nicole Enabosi and redshirt junior guard Kayla Shaw who each had six points. Delaware still saw the basket really well in the third quarter, as the team shot 52.94 % (9-17). The Hens also shot 60.00 % (3-5) from the three-point line in the third quarter.
The Pride shot 36.36 % (4-11) in the third quarter and the team also shot 50.00 % (3-6) at the free-throw line.
The Blue Hens started the third quarter with a 13-3 run which pushed their lead to 48-31 with 6:45 left in the quarter. The Hens hit three straight shots from the perimeter on that run which came from Kayla Shaw (2) and senior forward Samone DeFreese (1).
Starting at the 4:51 minute mark, Delaware outscored Hofstra 8-5 for the rest of the quarter to give the team a 56-40 lead going into the fourth.
Hens Win By 10
The leading scorer for the Hens in the fourth quarter was Jasmine Dickey who had six points. As a team, Delaware shot 46.15 % (6-13) in the fourth quarter and the team also shot 80.00 % (8-10) at the free-throw line.
Hofstra shot 50.00 % (8-10) in the fourth quarter and they also shot 90.00 % at the free-throw line.
For the third straight quarter, the Hens would start with a run which this time it was a 10-5 run. The run would extend Delaware’s lead to 66-45 with 5:30 left in the game. On this run, the team had four offensive rebounds and four defensive rebounds.
Not even a minute later, The Pride started on an 18-5 run which cut the Hens lead to 71-63 with 55 seconds left in the game.
Delaware would outscore Hofstra 6-4 for the rest of the quarter to seal a 77-67 road win. The Hens made six free throws during that scoring stretch.
The Hens head back home to Delaware to host Drexel on February 16th at 1 PM ET.
FG%: UD47.3 %&HOF46.0 %
3P%: UD45.0 %& HOF18.8 %
FT%: UD72.7 %&HOF81.8 %
Rebs: UD 32&HOF28
Stl: UD8&HOF 7
TO: UD 19&HOF19
Blks: UD2 &HOF1