Newark, Del. (Dec. 2, 2016) ---Delaware State was outscored 28-10 in the last 14 minutes of a 64-49 loss to Delaware at the Carpenter Center this evening. The Hornets led 39-36 after a three-point play by DeAndre Haywood with 14:40 left to play, but missed 14 of their last 18 shots to suffer their first road loss to the Hens since 2010.
Delaware’s win also snapped a five-game losing streak by the home team in the series between the state’s lone Div. I men’s basketball teams. The Hens hold a 13-4 in the series.
Delaware ‘s Chiversky Corbett led all players with 16 points, highlighted by 5-of-8 shooting on three-point shots. Anthony Mosley added 13 points for the Hens. Eric Carter had a game-high 10 rebounds for Delaware, which owned a 42-26 advantage on the boards.
Haywood was high scorer for Delaware State with 15 points, while DeVaughn Mallory added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field.
Delaware led 31-28 at the half, but back-to-back buckets by Haywood and Mallory put the Hornets back in front 36-35 with 16:13 left to play.
After the Haywood basket and free throw gave DSU a three-point lead, Delaware’s Ryan Daly tied the game on a three-point shot with 14 minutes remaining.
The Hens regained the lead, 42-39, on a three-ball by Corbett at the 13:17 mark of the second half. Delaware’s Brian Darlan converted a Delaware State turnover into a lay-up and Cazmon Hayes added a basket to stretch UD’s lead to 46-39.
After a basket by DSU’s Kavon Waller (four points) trimmed the Hens’ lead to 48-44, the Hornets were scoreless for the next five minutes, allowing the Hens to pull ahead by nine.
Delaware State was 8-for-25 from the field in the second half (32%) and was outscored 33-21 in the final 20 minutes.
The Hornets were 1-for-15 from three-point territory in the game (6.7%). DSU entered the game shooting a MEAC-best 42% from beyond the arc.
The 49 points by the Hornets also marked a season low.
Delaware won its second straight game to improve to 5-3, while the Hornets fell to 2-6.
The Hornets will have little time to lick their wounds. They’ll fly to Texas tomorrow for a two-game swing, beginning with a visit to SMU on Sunday (Dec. 4). Game time is 4 p.m. Eastern in Dallas.