DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY 2019-20 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
LADY HORNETS (1-1)
DELAWARE “Blue Hens” (0-1)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Newark, Del. (Carpenter Center / Acierno Court – 5,000)
Live TV: n/a
Live Audio: HSRN.com (DSU Broadcast)
Live Video: FloSports
Live Stats: DSUHornets.com
Twitter updates: @DSUwbb
DeIaware State Head Coach David Caputo (Montclair State, ‘05): 8-22 at DSU; 143-82 career (10th yr.); 0-1 vs. Delaware
Delaware Head Coach Natasha Adair (South Florida, ‘94): 19-14 at UD Lehigh (second year); 91-99 career (Seventh year): 1-0 vs. DSU
The new-look Delaware State Lady Hornets are on the road for the first time in the 2019-20 season, visiting Delaware in a non-conference match-up. The Lady Hornets have split their first two games, opening the season with a 68-38 loss to Lehigh on Nov. 6 before topping Div. II Post 67-41 last Saturday. In the Post contest, Delaware State won the second half 46-17 after trailing 24-22 at the break. Miajah Bullock came off the bench to lead the Lady Hornets with a game-high 15 points. Bullock was four-for-seven from the field, including 2-of-3 on three-point shots, and perfect on five free throw attempts. Lanayjha Ashe (sr.) added 13 points and Sharajah Collins (jr.) chipped in with 10 points on five-for-eight shooting from the field in DSU’s last contest. The 2019-20 Lady Hornets feature just two returning letterwinners and a added 11 newcomers after posting a 7-21 overall record and 5-11 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference during the 2018-19 season. Delaware State is expected to again be without the services of 6-2 forward Tierra Floyd (jr.), a transfer from Xavier, who missed the last outing due to a foot injury.
Delaware is trying to bounce back from a 69-56 loss to reigning America East Champion Maine in its season opener last Wednesday. Jasmine Dickey (so.) had a solid game for the Hens, scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, each team-high. Kayla Shaw added 11 points in the contest for Delaware.
The Hornets and Hens are meeting for the third straight year and 12th time overall. Delaware State is seeking its first win in the series. Last season at DSU’s Memorial Hall, Delaware State hung tough before succumbing to a fourth quarter in an 82-77 victory for the Hens. The Lady Hornets were ahead 38-32 at the half and only trailed 56-53 at three quarters. Delaware ran out to a 79-60 lead in the fourth quarter, but DSU refused to quit, pulling to within five points in the final minute. DSU”s NaJai Pollard (graduated) scofed a game-high 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead all players in the game.