TOWSON, Md. – Delaware closed regular season play on a high note Saturday afternoon as the Blue Hens cruised to an 81-55 triumph over Towson at SECU Arena.
 
With the win, UD enters the CAA Tournament with an overall record of 18-11 while going 11-7 in conference action.
 
Junior Nicole Enabosi (Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) registered her 22nd double-double of the season by finishing with 22 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists and three steals.
 
Sophomore Samone DeFreese (Bergenfield, N.J./Berkshire (Mass.)) added 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.
 
Maia Lee guided the Tigers (9-20, 4-14) with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Raine Bankston posted 14 points and six rebounds and Nukiya Mayo logged 11 points and five rebounds.
 
POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“Prior to the game, we talked about putting it all together and I challenged this team to finish what we started. You can’t let our last two games dictate what we’ve built this season. We needed to make a statement and use that momentum to propel us into the postseason. And this team responded in a very big way. I’m proud of our defensive effort, which fuels our offense. I love the excitement this team has for one another. They’ve been working so hard from day one. What a wonderful way to end the regular season.”
 
Sophomore Samone DeFreese
“It meant a lot to us to get this game as we needed good momentum going into next week’s CAA Tournament. We needed to clean things up and display Delaware basketball, which entails playing hard and rebounding. Rebounding comes down to toughness. It doesn’t require any talent; it’s all about the fight and working harder than our opponent. Towson has a lot of height, but we knew we could work harder and push back.”
 
HEN SCRATCHINGS
   ·   The Blue Hens finish regular season play with 18 wins, the most since the 2013-14 campaign when Delaware went 20-11.
   ·   UD finished conference action with 11 victories, the most since going 18-0 in 2012-13.
   ·   All nine Blue Hens who played recorded at least four points each.
   ·   Delaware used a 15-0 run to close out the first quarter while shooting .714 (10-for-14) from the floor.
   ·   The Blue Hens reached 80 points for the sixth time this season.
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Thursday, March 8 – Delaware vs. Northeastern (CAA Tournament Quarterfinals) – 2:30 p.m. – Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
   ·   Friday, March 9 – Delaware at CAA Tournament Semifinals – Opponent TBD – 3 p.m. – Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
   ·   Saturday, March 10 – Delaware at CAA Tournament Finals – Opponent TBD – 1 p.m. – Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
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