Site: Dover, Del (Memorial Hall)
Score: Delaware State 93, Savannah State 79
Records: DSU (4-17), SSU (2-16)
DSU’s Next Game: Saturday, Feb 3rd – at NCCU.
Delaware State Lady Hornets won their second game in a row, defeating the Savannah State Tigers 93-79. The Lady Hornets’ record improves to 4-17 overall; 3-5 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
The Lady Hornets were on fire to start the game. Lanayjha Ashe and A’Nikeyawna ‘Keke’ Barber made back to back threes to jump out to a 6-0 lead. After Savannah State scored five straight points, DSU responded with a 10-0 flurry, to take a 16-5 lead with 5:14 left in the quarter. Nyasia Carroll-Jackson made a layup at the buzzer to give DSU a 25-16 lead after the first quarter.
The Lady Hornets led 41-34, with 4:12 left in the half. Delaware State would outscore Savannah State 13-2 to end the quarter. The run was highlighted by three-pointers from Ryan Jones, Keke Barber, and Genell Addison. The run was capped off by a jumper from Keke Barber with one second left in the half, giving them, a 56-36 lead going into the third quarter
Delaware State scored 31 points, a season high for points in a quarter.
Keke Barber scored 21 first half points, including five three-pointers in the first 20 minutes of play. Barber finished the game with a career high 34 points (12-19 fgs; 7-10 3pts). Barber’s seven threes are tied for the most made three-pointers in single game history at DSU.
Delaware State led for the entire game.
The Lady Hornets led by as much as 27 points with 7:01 remaining in the contest.
Delaware State made 35-of-78 (44.9%) field goal attempts, and 12-of-22 (54.5%) on three-pointers.
DSU’s NaJai Pollard recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks, and three steals. Lanayjha Ashe tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Savannah State shot just 27-of-77 (35.1%) from the floor, and just 8-of-32 (25.0%) on three-point field goals.
Kaylee Allen led the Tigers with 30 points and 15 rebounds.
Up next for the Lady Hornets is a matchup at North Carolina Central University. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.
KEYS TO THE GAME
> DSU scored 30 points off turnovers.
> DSU scored 22 second chance points.
> DSU made a season high 12 three-pointers.
> NaJai Pollard recorded her third straight double-double.