(Dover, Del.) – In the first of a season-long three-game homestand, the Delaware State (3-11) came away with a convincing 74-44 victory Wednesday night over the Wilmington Wildcats (4-13), behind forward Tierra Hawkins‘ third consecutive double-double tallying season-highs 28 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.
With this win, it marked the first time this season DSU has recorded back-to-back wins, whereas Wilmington has now dropped four out of its last five games.
From the tip, Delaware State controlled the pace leading by as many as 21, resulting in a 37-19 advantage at the break. As a unit, the Lady Hornets shot 50 percent from the field, led by Hawkins’ 14 points (7-of-8), while limiting the Wildcats to an abysmal 24 percent.
The second half, meanwhile, Delaware State continue its strong play, pushing its lead to 34 with guard Mikah Aldridge’s draining her second trey of the night at the 3:57 mark.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Lady Hornets finished the evening shooting 51 percent, their second best output of the season. In addition to Hawkins’ big night, each Hornet player scored, including Aldridge (16) and forward Amber Bogard (12) tallying double figures.
Defensively, for the second straight game, Delaware State allowed its lowest scoring output of the season, along with holding the Wildcats to under 30 percent shooting.