Photo: DSU athletics/ Rodney Adams
College basketball is back!! The Delaware State men’s basketball team opened up their season on Tuesday with a dominating 80-41 win over the Cairn University Highlanders. The win marks the first victory under first-year head coach Stan Waterman.
The leading scorer in the game for the Hornets was junior guard Dominik Fragala, who had 16 points.
Three other Hornets scored in double digits, which were fifth-year guard Myles Carter (11), freshman player Khyrie Staten (11), and freshman forward Christopher Smith (10).
Delaware State had the advantage in multiple categories in the game, which included points in the paint (46-18), points off turnovers (17-16), second-chance points (22-7), fast-break points (12-3), bench points (33-17), rebounds (58-38), assists (16-8), turnovers (16-18), blocks (9-0), and steals (12-4).
DSU also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 45.2 %(33-73) and with Cairn shooting 24.6 %( 16-65). Delaware State also outshot the Highlanders at the three-point line as Hornets had a 29.2 % (7-24) and Cairn had a 12.9 % (4-31) percentage.
Let’s get into the game: click below for the full recap.