Photo: Delaware State University
The Delaware State women’s basketball team defeated the South Carolina State University Bulldogs 76-64 on Monday at the SHM Memorial Center.
The leading scorer of the game for the Hornets was senior guard Lanayjha Ashe who had 19 points.
Two other Delaware State players scored in double-digits in the game which they were graduate student forward Tierra Floyd (14) and junior forward DeMaurea Moore (12).
Delaware State had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points in the paint (36-14), points off turnovers (15-14), bench points (13-9), rebounds (37-22) and assists (15-13).
Hornets also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 51.9 % (27-52) and with the South Carolina State shooting 40.7 % (22-54). Delaware State also bested the Bulldogs at the three-point line as the team shot 47.1 %(8-17) and the South Carolina State shot 33.3 % (6-18).
Delaware State Leads By Six After One Quarter
The Hornets shot their worst shooting percentage of the game in the first quarter, as the team shot 35.29 % (6-17). DSU also shot 42.86 % (3-7) from the three-point line in the first quarter.
South Carolina State also had their worst shooting percentage of the game in the first quarter, as the team shot 23.08 % (3-13). The Bulldogs also shot 100.00 % (2-2) in the first quarter from the free-throw line.
The game started with the Hornets stinging fast and first with a 7-4 run which was lead by junior guard Lyric Turner who scored three of the seven points.
Starting at the 5:33 minute mark, Delaware State would go on an 8-3 run which pushed their lead to 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. Hornets would make two shots from the perimeter on the run which came from Turner and Lanayjha Ashe.
Hornets Shooting Starts To Sizzle In The Second Quarter
The Hornets saw the basket with ease in the second quarter as the team shot 64.29 % (9-14). DSU also shot 62.50 % (5-8) from the three-point line in the second quarter.
South Carolina State also shot their best shooting percentage in the second quarter, as the team shot 50.00 % (5-10). The Bulldogs also shot 100.00 %(4-4) from the free-throw line in the second quarter.
In the first six minutes of the second quarter, the Hornets would outscore the Bulldogs 12-11 which extended their lead to 27-20.DeMaurea Moore would be the leader of that stretch as she scored four of 12 points.
At the 2:49 minute mark, DSU would start a 12-5 run which was led by Lanayjha Ashe who scored nine of the 12 points. The run would push Hornets lead to 39-25 at the half.
DSU Shooting Still Cooking In the Third Quarter
Delaware State remained focused in the third as their vision to the bucket was still on point, as the team shot 61.54 % (8-13). The Hornets also shot 100.00 % (2-2) at the free-throw line in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs shot 46.67 % (7-15) in the third quarter and the team also shot 85.71 % (6-7) from the free-throw line.
The third quarter started with Delaware State going on a 6-2 run which gave the team a 45-27 lead with 7:37 left in the quarter.
The Bulldogs would answer back with a 15-6 run of their own which decreased the Hornets lead to 53-42 with 2:30 left in the quarter.
South Carolina State would outscore DSU 5-4 for the rest of the third quarter to decrease the Hornets lead to 57-47.
Free-Throw Shooting Seals The Win For The Hornets
In the fourth quarter, Delaware State would shoot 50% (4-8) and the team also shot 78.57 % (11-14) at the free-throw line.
The Bulldogs shot 43.75 % (7-16) in the fourth quarter and they also shot 66.67 % (14-16) from the free-throw line.
In the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, DSU would outscore the Bulldogs 14-8 run to increase their lead to 71-55. The leader of this run was Tierra Floyd who scored four of the 14 points.
South Carolina State would outscore the Hornets 9-5 for the rest of the quarter but it would not matter as DSU would still take home a comfortable 76-64 road win.
Delaware State heads home to Delaware to take on Florida A&M on February 15th at 4 PM ET.
FG%: DSU51.9 % & SCS40.7 %
3P%: DSU 47.1 %& SCS33.3 %
FT%: DSU77.8 %&SCS 87.5 %
Rebs: DSU 37 &SCS22
Ast: DSU 15& SCS 13
Stl: DSU 3&SCS6
TO: DSU 19 &SCS15
Blks: DSU 0&SCS1