NEWARK, Del. – Delaware dominated in the paint and led comfortably over the final 30 minutes as the Blue Hens posted a 93-78 win over Wesley College during the Blue Hens’ home opener Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Delaware (2-1) scored 72 points in the paint and held a commanding 44-27 rebounding advantage, including 16 offensive boards. The Blue Hens shot 56.7 percent from the floor, shooting over 55 percent in both halves.

Six Blue Hens reached double figures led by sophomore guard Ryan Daly, who finished with team-highs of 23 points and nine boards. Anthony Mosley (below) and Derrick Woods each contributed 11 points while Eric Carter, Chyree Walker and Skye Johnson all added 10 apiece. Kevin Anderson (left) finished with nine points, six rebounds and six assists.

Brian Cameron paced Wesley (0-2) with 30 points, while Evan Anderson added 16 of his own.

Delaware led for the final 37 minutes of the game, and was up double figures during the last 25 minutes of the contest. The Blue Hens led by as many as 18 points in the opening half, before settling for a 51-36 advantage at the break.

The Wolverines got within 59-49 with 14:16 to play but would get no closer, as the lead eventually grew to a game-high 20 at 86-66 at the 3:09 mark.

“This was a good opportunity for us to play at home in our own building. There’s good energy and excitement about our team, and it was great to have the ability to compete against a team that plays hard and plays well. This was a good night for basketball in the state of Delaware. We’re a young team that will have its ups and downs, and we are continuing to learn about our team. Overall we had some good moments, and I wish we could have played a little better. We need to have two good days of practice before heading to North Carolina.”

“We were able to get good ball movement, work off our big guys and play inside-out. We fed off of that, and we got some stops that got us going. We got out-toughed on Tuesday, and I thought we played tougher tonight.”

• Delaware won its home opener for the third consecutive season
• UD is now 18-8 in its home openers at the Bob Carpenter Center
• The Blue Hens put six players in double figures for the first time since Dec. 1, 1996 vs. Florida
• Delaware handed out 24 assists, the most since dishing out 26 vs. William & Mary on Feb. 1, 2003
• Daly posted the 11th 20-point game of his career
• The Blue Hens and Wolverines met for the first time in school history

Delaware at UNCG – November 20, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Delaware vs. North Carolina Wesleyan (Greensboro, N.C.) – November 21, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)
Delaware vs. Longwood (Greensboro, N.C.) – November 22, 2017 (3 p.m.)

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