GREENSBORO, N.C. – Delaware held Longwood scoreless over the final 5:16 while scoring the game’s final eight points as the Blue Hens held off the Lancers for a 65-57 victory Wednesday afternoon at UNCG’s Fleming Gymnasium.

Derrick Woods snapped a 57-57 tie and put Delaware (4-2) back in front for good with a putback, while Ryan Daly added two free throws at the 2:42 mark to make it a four-point game. Daly hit two more from the line with 26 seconds to play, before Anthony Mosley added two of his own with 11 seconds on the clock to close the scoring.

Meanwhile the Lancers (0-5) missed their final eight shots from the field as Delaware pulled away for the win.

Blue Hen freshman guard Ryan Allen scored a season-high 19 points and added five rebounds for UD, while Daly added 16 points and three assists. Woods narrowly missed his second consecutive double-double with 11 points and nine boards, while Mosley contributed seven points and three assists.

B.K. Ashe paced Longwood with 20 points, while Charles Glover posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Delaware trailed 10-3 in the opening three minutes, but pulled even at 13-13 on a Kevin Anderson layup at the 11:10 mark. The Blue Hens then hit six straight shots from the field, including back-to-back triples by Allen, to surge in front 25-20 with 8:19 on the clock.

Delaware led by as many as eight points during the opening half, before a free throw by Mosley in the final minute gave the Blue Hens a 38-31 lead at the break.

UD used a seven-point run to go up a game-best 13 points at 49-36 with 13:07 left on Mosley layup, but Longwood answered with nine straight points to pull within four. Layups by Ashe and Glover brought the Lancers even at 57-57 with 5:16 to play, but the Blue Hens held Longwood scoreless the rest of the way.

HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY
“We really battled defensively down the stretch. We changed from man to zone, and it took them out of their rhythm at the end of the game. We struggled offensively, but I’m proud of the way we hit our free throws. Our guys were exhausted down the stretch, but overall it was a really good team effort and I’m happy to get out of here with a win and move to 4-2.”

“Ryan (Allen) brings a lot of firepower off the bench for us. He makes tough shots, and got us out of an early hole. He’s continuing to learn how to be cohesive with our starters.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• Delaware has opened 4-2 for the second time in three seasons
Eric Carter missed his second straight game with an ankle injury
• Anderson sat out the second half with a migraine headache
• The Blue Hens shot 60.7% in the first half but just 28.0% in the second
• Delaware went 14 of 17 from the foul line, while Daly hit all eight of his attempts
• The game was the first ever meeting between Delaware and Longwood

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Delaware vs. Yale – November 27, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Delaware at Navy – December 1, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Delaware vs. Buffalo – December 6, 2017 (7 p.m.)

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