Site: Durham, N.C. (McDougald-McLendon Arena)
Score: Delaware State 60, N.C. Central 76
Records: DSU (4-18), NCCU (6-15)
DSU’s Next Game: Monday, Feb 5th – at NCAT.
Durham, N.C. (Feb. 3) --- The Delaware State Lady Hornets fall to the North Carolina Central Eagles 76-60, snapping DSU's two game winning streak on Saturday.
The Lady Hornets' record drops to 4-18 overall; 3-6 in the conference.
NaJai Pollard and Lanayjha Ashe scored 14 of the 16 first quarter points for Delaware State. The Lady Hornets led 16-13 after ten minutes of action.
North Carolina Central outscored Delaware State 24-16 in the second quarter. The Eagles took a 37-32 lead into halftime.
The Lady Hornets cut the deficit to just one point after, A'Nikeyawna "Keke" Barber made a three-pointer with 3:56 left in the third quarter.
N.C Central responded with a 6-0 run, taking a 51-44 lead into the final quarter of play.
The Eagles outscored the Lady Hornets 25-16 in the last ten minutes of action. They led by as many as 17 points, with 42 seconds left in regulation.
Delaware State made 24-of-73 (32.9%) field goal attempts; 5-of-16 (31.3%) on three-pointers.
NaJai Pollard led DSU with 17 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks, before fouling out with 3:41 left in the game.
Lanayjha Ashe recorded 13 points, and eight rebounds.
Keke Barber added 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
N.C. Central shot 28-of-70 (40.0%) from the field; 2-of-11 (18.2%) from behind-the-arc.
Rodneysha Martin led three Eagles in double figures with 26 points.
KEYS TO THE GAME
> DSU committed 25 fouls.
> NCCU outscored DSU 10-2 on fastbreak points.
> NaJai Pollard and Alycea Sharpe fouled out.
> NCCU sweeps the season series.
> The all-time series is tied at 5-5.