No. 20 Delaware 70, Northeastern 54

Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and 10 rebounds despite missing

most of the first half with a left leg injury and No. 20 Delaware

beat Northeastern 70-54 on Sunday for its fourth straight win.

Delle Donne entered the tight contest with about 6 minutes left

in the first half. She ended up playing 22 minutes while going 6 of

15 from the field and a perfect 9 of 9 from the free throw line.

The junior forward came into the game leading the nation in scoring

at 29.8 points.

Delaware led 31-28 at halftime and 43-40 with 15:39 left in the

game. Then the Blue Hens took control with a 13-0 run, capped by

Delle Donne’s three-point play that gave them a 56-40 advantage.

She had nine points during the surge.

Delaware (14-1, 5-0 Colonial Athletic Association), led by at

least 12 points the rest of the way. Danielle Parker added 13

points and 10 rebounds and Lauren Carra scored 12 points, all on

3-point shots.

Northeastern (3-13, 1-4) was led by Deanna Kerkhof with 14

points and nine rebounds.