2018-19 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL
“HORNETS” (1-6) vs. ST. BONAVENTURE “Bonnies” (2-5)
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 - 4:00 p.m. ET
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. (Reilly Center - 5,480)
Delaware State visits upstate New York to take on St. Bonaventure of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Hornets have dropped their last two games, including a 76-48 setback to Penn in their most recent outing last Monday.
Pinky Wiley had a game-high 19 points, marking a career-high. Wiley also knocked down four three-point field goals, also a personal best, and led all players with five assists. Jonathan Mitchell grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for the Hornets.
The Hornets scored the first five points of the game, and opened up an 8-3 lead on a three-pointer by Fahim Jenneto a little more than three-minutes into the contest.
Penn answered with a 10-0 run and pulled ahead 13-8 on a three-point basket at the 13:51 mark of the first half. The Quakers led 23-17 before running off the next 15 points to pull away for good. Penn opened up a 38-21 lead with 2:57 to go before halftime. The Hornets scored the last six points of the half, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Saleik Edwards to pull to within 41-27 at the break.
Penn outscored the Hornets 15-2 to start the second half, and stretched its lead to 56-27 after a three-point basket with 13:28 left to play. The Quakers led by as many as 37 points in the second half.
Penn shot 40% for the game, hitting 24 of its 60 shots from the field, including 13-of-32 from three-point territory (40.6%).
Delaware State was 15-of-63 overall from the floor for a season-low 23.8%. The Hornets shot better from three-point range than overall, hitting seven-of-20 attempts from beyond the arc (35.0%).
Penn won the rebound battle 52-41, although Delaware State was better at protecting the ball. The Hornets committed just eight turnovers in the contest, their low for the season, while forcing the Quakers into 14.
HORNETS vs. BONNIES SERIES HISTORY (St. Bona leads 1-0)
This will be the second meeting between the Hornets and Bonnies. St. Bonaventure won the first meeting 81-57 on its home court in 1998.