NEWARK, Del. – Every player that saw minutes Friday evening registered at least two points and three rebounds in Delaware’s 68-59 victory against William & Mary at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Junior Nicole Enabosi (below right), who collected her 100th career blocked shot in the second quarter, led the Blue Hens (14-8, 7-4 CAA) with 17 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.
Sophomore Rebecca Lawrence (at left) added a career-high 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field to go along with four rebounds and two assists while classmate Samone DeFreese contributed 10 points and six rebounds.
Fellow sophomore Abby Gonzales finished the game with nine points and five assists.
Abby Rendle guided the Tribe (15-8, 6-6 CAA) with 18 points, eight rebounds and six blocks.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“The beauty of this team is that you can coach them. The little things show how selfless this group is and how they’re focused on what the team needs. Overall this is important because we needed this win. William & Mary is a tough team. They’re balanced and filled with veterans. I’m just proud of the way we regrouped and found a way to win. It was a great team effort. Our girls expect to win and are playing to win. You saw them do it collectively as a team tonight. ” 
“We’ve struggled in previous games with bad energy and lack of communication. We knew we couldn’t let that happen tonight, and we didn’t. We knew we had to keep our energy up. Hitting shots early tonight was important because it gave us confidence throughout the game.”
Sophomore Abby Gonzales
“We really talked about our energy and communication in practice this week. Those were things that we’ve lacked in games recently. We have a definite home court advantage because our fans are great. Our momentum really carried us and when it came down to close possessions, we focused on being disciplined defensively. We know if we can get one stop, we can convert offensively.”
   ·   The win marked Delaware’s 200th overall in the Colonial Athletic Association.
   ·   The Blue Hens outrebounded the Tribe, 46-35, and also held the 17-14 advantage in assists.
   ·   Delaware leads the all-time series against William & Mary, 23-8, and has won five of the last seven.
   ·   Nicole Enabosi is ninth in program history with 101 career blocked shots.
   ·   Nicole Enabosi now has 16 double doubles this season and 37 for her three-year career.
   ·   Sunday, February 11 – Hofstra at Delaware * – 2 p.m. – UDance B+ Hero Gold Game – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Friday, February 16 – James Madison at Delaware * – 7 p.m. – Play4Kay Pink Game – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Sunday, February 18 – College of Charleston at Delaware * – 1 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)

Story photos courtesy of Jeff Fannon
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