GREENSBORO, N.C. – Blue Hen sophomore forward Derrick Woods took advantage of his first UD start by posting career-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds while Delaware never trailed in defeating North Carolina Wesleyan, 88-70, Tuesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Freshman guard Kevin Anderson scored a season-high 17 points for the second consecutive game for the Blue Hens (3-2), while Ryan Daly contributed 16 points and six boards. Four other players chipped in seven points for Delaware, which shot 51.6 percent from the field and knocked down a season-high nine three-pointers.

Justin Tankelewicz buried five triples and finished with 15 points for the Bishops (1-2), while A.J. Frye added 13 points and four rebounds.

Delaware connected on 18 of 29 shots from the field in the opening half for a 62.1 percentage, and hit 7 of 11 shots from behind the arc. The Blue Hens took control immediately by jumping out to a 23-9 lead just over seven minutes into the game, and went up as many as 25 in the opening stanza before settling for a 48-30 cushion at the break.

Anthony Mosley and Anderson each scored early in the second half to put Delaware up 22, and although North Carolina Wesleyan would cut the martin to 13 twice in the period, the Bishops would not get closer.

“I’m proud of the group for getting off to another good start offensively. Our guys were unselfish with the ball, and we were able to get into a good rhythm. I love what Derrick Woods gave us, he was a real presence inside tonight. We had the opportunity to get some other guys extended minutes as well. Overall it was a good night, we had some learning experiences but I’m happy to get the win.”

“We had some careless turnovers, and we need to improve our habits on the defensive end. I do think we’re better shooters than what we’ve shown so far, tonight we were able to spread the court and make some open shots.”

• Delaware held a 44-34 rebounding advantage and grabbed 16 offensive boards
• The Blue Hens shot over 50 percent for the third time in five games this year
• Mosley, Darian Bryant, Jacob Cushing and Skye Johnson all finished with seven points
• Delaware played without starting forward Eric Carter, who suffered an ankle injury vs. UNCG

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Delaware at Navy – December 1, 2017 (7 p.m.)

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