PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Four players scored in double figures, but Delaware came up on the wrong end of Saturday’s 90-87 double overtime heartbreaker to Saint Peter’s at Saint Joseph’s Hagan Arena.
With the loss, UD falls to 2-3 on the year and will face Eastern Illinois at 2 p.m. Sunday in the consolation game of the 24th Annual Hawk Classic.
Junior Nicole Enabosi (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) registered a career-high 27 points to go along with 16 rebounds for her third double double of the season while sophomore Samone DeFreese (Bergenfield, N.J./Berkshire (Mass.)) notched 11 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double double. Enabosi added five assists and a season-high three blocked shots.
Sophomore Abby Gonzales (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) contributed a career-high 18 points to go along with six assists and four rebounds while classmate Bailey Kargo (Greensboro, N.C./Walter Hines Page) recorded 12 points, four assists and two steals.
In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 13 tied scores, the Blue Hens led by one with 1:37 remaining in the contest, but saw the Peacocks (3-2) tally four unanswered points as time wound down.
Talah Hughes led Saint Peter’s with 22 points and 12 rebounds while four total Peacocks reached double figure scoring totals.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“We started flat and I didn’t like our energy throughout the game. We made some runs, but we missed a lot of bunnies around the rim. And down the stretch, free throws were really important. In the end it was our defense; we didn’t get the stops we needed at times. Every possession matters and every possession counts. No game is going to be easy for us, but we need to find a way to finish. It’s one of those things you have to continue to grow and mature through these experiences.”
   ·   Delaware reached the more than 85 points for the first time since an 86-62 victory over Old Dominion on February 14, 2013.
   ·   The Blue Hens have posted five straight games of 70-plus points; in the past two seasons, Delaware only reached 70-plus points in three games apiece.
   ·   All nine Hens who saw playing time recorded at least two points.
   ·   Nicole Enabosi has registered 24 career double doubles and is averaging 22.2 points and 13.2 rebounds per game this season.
   ·   Sunday, November 26 – Delaware vs. Eastern Illinois – Saint Joseph’s Thanksgiving Tournament – 2 p.m. – Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena (Philadelphia, Pa.)
   ·   Wednesday, November 29 – Delaware at St. Bonaventure – 7 p.m. – Reilly Center (St. Bonaventure, N.Y.)
   ·   Saturday, December 2 – Delaware at Princeton – 5 p.m. – Jadwin Gymnasium (Princeton, N.J.)
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