LADY HORNETS TO TAKE ON PEAHENS IN SAT. MATINEE
Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations
Delaware State (3-5) plays host to St. Peter’s (N.J.) in a non-conference battle. After opening the season with a 3-1 record, including a win
at Delaware on Nov. 12, the Lady Hornets have dropped their last four games. DSU is coming off a 57-49 loss to Cleveland State in its last
outing on Dec. 2. The Lady Hornets were plagued by cold shooting in the contest, hitting just 18 of their 72 shots from the field (25.0%), including 8-of-27 from
three-point range (29.6%). Delaware State trailed by 19 points on two occasions in the second half before pulling to within five with three minutes
left to play. For the season, Sharajah Collins (jr.) is the team scoring leader at 12.3 points per game, highlighted by a season-high 24 points in
the win at Delaware. Lyric Turner (jr.) is second on the Lady Hornets with a 10.8 point per-game average and tops the team with 16 three-point
field goals. Turner knocked down six threes and tallied a team season-high 26 points vs. William & Mary on Nov. 30.
St. Peter’s (3-3) is trying to bounce back from a 76-73 loss at NJIT in its most recent outing last Wednesday. Taiah Thornton led three double-figure
scorers for the Peahens with a game-high 24 points in the contest. Kendra Williams added 17 points and Briyanah Richardson 15 in the game for St.
Peter’s. Thornton and Williams also tied for the team high with five rebounds each in the NJIT contest. Through six games, the Peahens are
averaging 81.8 points per game, topping the 80-point mark in four contests. Thornton is the team scoring leader at 16.5 points per game.
Gabrielle Harris is second on the Peahens in scoring (15.4 ppg) and tops in rebounding (6.4 pg), but sat out last Wednesday’s NJIT contest.
Williams averages 15.3 points per game, while Richardson has a 10.6 point per-game average.
The Series (St. Peter’s leads 7-0)
This will be the eighth meeting between the Hornets and Peahens. St. Peter’s won the previous seven contests, including a 49-40 victory the
last time the teams met on Jan. 2, 2009.