NEWARK, Del. – Senior Kiersten West registered a career-high 18 points Sunday as the Blue Hens cruised to the 79-51 victory over the College of Charleston at the Bob Carpenter Center on Senior Day.
West, who was honored alongside classmates Makeda Nicholas, Danielle Roberts and Alexis Sears pre-game, shot 6-of-9 from the field, including two huge 3-pointers in the first quarter. The guard added four rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes of play.
Junior Nicole Enabosi collected a game-high 22 points and 14 rebounds for her school-record 19th double-double of the season.
The Hens (16-9, 9-5 CAA) also saw double figure scoring from sophomore Abby Gonzales, who recorded 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Bri Boyd led the Cougars (6-20, 2-13 CAA) with 12 points while Tanisha Brown accumulated a team-best 11 rebounds.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“I’m most impressed with our team and how we rallied. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit; it’s about each other and us having success as a unit. I’m proud of our effort and how everyone was focused and locked into today’s game plan. I felt like we had more momentum in transition and we got down and got early offense, which is something we practice. We are constantly improving and obviously we’re not the very best yet, but it’s going the right way at the right time.”
[On Senior Day]: “We will enjoy this today and we will prepare for the next games, but right now I am just thankful for our seniors. I’m excited Kiery had the day that she did and I am just proud of that whole group. Senior Day is always emotional, but Kiery stepped up to the challenge.”
[On Senior Day]: “It was tough being the only senior suited up today. I knew they all wanted to be on the court with me, but I was playing for them and that’s why I had a little more edge and went out with a bang. The support the underclassmen have for our seniors, even if we aren’t all playing, is great. They’re always cheering us on no matter what and always have our back.”
   ·   UD saw a season-high 10 blocked shots. Nicole Enabosi led the way with a season-high six blocks while Rebecca Lawrence logged her second straight game with four.
   ·   The Blue Hens have reached 16 wins in each of the last three seasons and eight of the last nine.
   ·   Delaware led Charleston in rebounds (44-36), assists (16-12), blocked shots (10-1) and steals (10-6).
   ·   The Hens have won seven straight over the Cougars and are 9-2 all-time against CofC.
   ·   Nicole Enabosi has averaged 18.3 points and 15.0 rebounds in each of the last four games.
   ·   Seniors Makeda Nicholas, Danielle Roberts and Alexis Sears were unable to suit up for the game due to injuries.
   ·   Friday, February 23 – Delaware at William & Mary * – 7 p.m. – Kaplan Arena (Williamsburg, Va.)
   ·   Sunday, February 25 – Delaware at James Madison * – 2 p.m. – JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Va.)
   ·   Thursday, March 1 – Drexel at Delaware – 7 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
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