NEWARK, Del. – The Huskies were hot from behind the arc and the Blue Hens were never able to catch up Friday evening as Delaware fell to Northeastern, 64-53, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
UD and NU posted 20 and 21 field goals, respectively, but the Huskies saw 12 3-pointers to just one for the Hens.
Junior Nicole Enabosi, who was presented with her 1,000 career point ball prior to the game, guided Delaware (12-7, 5-3 CAA) with 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes played.
Freshman Justina Mascaro (at left) added 11 points and a season-high seven rebounds while Kiersten West tallied nine points, four rebounds and two steals for the Hens.
Northeastern (10-9, 5-3 CAA), who had just six players see the court, received double figure scoring from three different Huskies. Jess Genco led the way with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and seven assists while Claudia Ortiz notched 14 points on four treys.
Head Coach Natasha Adair
“My hat goes off to Northeastern. They’re a team that has really good discipline and team chemistry, but at the end of the day, when you look at the different stats we pretty much won every offensive statistical category except 3-point field goals. And you can’t trade threes for twos. We came out of the gate and they were on fire. We spotted them the first 23-12 and whenever you give that opponent that much momentum, you’re constantly clawing your way back the whole game. Our group rallied. This group doesn’t quit and accept defeat, but we have to understand that we’re in league play and no one cares what you did the last game or what the standings say. It’s going to continue to take discipline, maturity and consistency. I’m disappointed because you have to protect home court. We have to play Delaware basketball for an entire 40 minutes. This is a group that you can challenge. They’re not ok with this game and how they played. We’ll come back Sunday ready to go.”
   ·   Delaware outrebounded Northeastern, 50-36.
  ·    Samone DeFreese posted a team-high four assists to go along with eight rebounds and five points.
  ·    Nicole Enabosi has logged 14 double doubles in 19 games played this season. The junior has accumulated 35 double doubles for her three-year career.
   ·   Friday’s game marked the first time the Blue Hens trailed at halftime at home this year.
   ·   Sunday, January 28 – UNCW at Delaware * – 1 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
   ·   Sunday, February 4 – Delaware at Northeastern * – 2 p.m. – Cabot Center (Boston, Mass.)
   ·   Friday, February 9 – William & Mary at Delaware * – 7 p.m. – Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Del.)
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