Dover, Del. (Nov. 27, 2018) --- Visiting Penn took control midway through the first half and never looked back in a 76-48 win over Delaware State in Memorial Hall Tuesday evening. The Quakers won their second game in a row to improve to 6-2, while the Hornets dropped their second straight to fall to 1-6.
Bryce Washington scored a team-high 16 points for Penn. Washington was five-for-seven from the field, including three-of-four from three-point range, while also contributing eight rebounds and three blocks to the win.
Penn’s AJ Brodeur recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and topping all players with 13 rebounds.
Delaware State’s 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-ball by Brodeur 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. Washington capped off the rally with a three-pointer to give the visitors 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-pointer by Jackson Donahue 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.
Delaware State returns to action on Saturday (Dec. 1) at St. Bonaventure. Game time is 4:00 p.m. in St. Bonaventure, N.Y.