CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Blue Hens finished the game by outscoring the Cougars, 21-12, in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon en route to the 68-59 victory over the College of Charleston at TD Arena.
The game featured nine tied scores and three lead changes as the Cougars led at halftime, but the Hens owned the third and fourth quarters.
Junior Nicole Enabosi logged a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds for her 10th double double of the season to go along with four blocked shots as Delaware improves to 9-5 on the year and 2-1 in CAA play.
Sophomore Abby Gonzales added 15 points, six assists and two steals while classmate Rebecca Lawrence notched a career-best 11 rebounds.
Shiclasia Brown tallied 16 points for Charleston (5-10, 1-3 CAA), including 10 points in the first quarter, while Tanisha Brown and Bri Sullivan each accumulated 11 points.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“The word going into the fourth was ‘finish.’ We needed to finish every play offensively and defensively to get the win.”
[On being back in Charleston]: “It was emotional. Obviously this is a special place in my heart. This is where it all began. All the emotions are there. It’s good to be able to come back and see people that you have relationships with. But, when the ball went up, it was all Blue Hens.”
[On ‘The UD Way’ consists of]: “There are just certain ways that when we take step on the court that our opponents know that it’s going to be a grind. It’s going to be gritty. It’s going to be a well-prepared team that leaves it all on the floor no matter what the scoreboard says. We’re trying to build that culture and chemistry of who we are night in and night out. To grind this out and finish today just shows the maturity and growth of our team.”
   ·   Delaware has won five of its last six games.
   ·   Sunday’s game marked a homecoming of sorts for Blue Hens head coach Natasha Adair, who began her head coaching career at the College of Charleston and spent two seasons at the helm of the Cougars from 2012-14. Associate head coach Bob Clark (2012-17) and assistant director of operations David White (2012-14) also served time on the coaching staff at Charleston.
   ·   Bailey Kargo registered nine points, all of which came off of 3-point baskets. Including Friday’s win over Elon, Kargo has gone 8-for-11 (.727) from behind the arc in two games.
   ·   The Blue Hens outrebounded the Cougars, 49-33.
   ·   Delaware is now 8-2 all-time and has won six straight against the College of Charleston.
   ·   Friday, January 12 – Delaware at Hofstra * – 7 p.m. – Mack Sports Complex (Hempstead, N.Y.)
   ·   Sunday, January 14 – Towson at Delaware * – 2 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Friday, January 19 – Delaware at UNCW * – 7 p.m. – Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, N.C.)
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