WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Blue Hens scored first and never looked back Wednesday evening as Delaware defeated Army West Point, 70-59, at Christl Arena.
The Hens (5-4) led by eight at halftime, but outscored the Black Knights (6-3), 28-13, in the third quarter en route to victory. Army West Point brought things closer in the fourth quarter, but nine free throws from UD kept them out of reach.
Sophomore Bailey Kargo guided Delaware with 15 points, including 12 in the third quarter, while junior Nicole Enabosi added her seventh double double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophomore Samone DeFreese also collected a double double by posting 12 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three assists.
Madison Hovren led the Black Knights with 16 points and 11 rebounds while Lená Hicks registered 15 points and six rebounds. Janae McNeal dished out a game-high nine assists.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“Wow! I’m so proud of this team. Coming off of our last game, we were more dialed in and focused. This is a group, that since day one, we can challenge and they will respond. This group wants it and they know they need to be tough, disciplined and give 100 percent. And I thought today, from the tip to the buzzer, we did just that. To go on the road and beat a team that was 6-2 overall and undefeated at home, is terrific.
Sophomore Bailey Kargo
“We knew Army was going to be super aggressive and we had to fight back and show toughness. It’s been a little overwhelming being on the road for so long with missing class and trying to catch up with work, but we’re getting better because of it. If we can win on the road and get our stuff done off the court, we can do it at home as well. We’re a close unit at home, but on the road, it’s a completely different environment and it definitely helps our on-court chemistry.”
    ·    The Blue Hens outrebounded the Black Knights, 38-37.
    ·    Delaware knots the all-time series at 1-1 after Army West Point picked up the win at the Bob Carpenter Center a year ago.
    ·    All nine Hens who saw playing time recorded at least one point.
    ·    Nicole Enabosi has registered 28 career double doubles.
    ·    Sunday, December 10 – Delaware State at Delaware – 2 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
    ·    Friday, December 22 – Loyola at Delaware – 1 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
    ·    Friday, December 29 – Delaware at Drexel – 4 p.m. – Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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