Delaware 71, N.C.-Wilmington 53

Devon Saddler scored 24 points as Delaware defeated UNC

Wilmington 71-53 Wednesday night for its third consecutive


The Blue Hens (12-12, 8-6) trailed 29-28 after Keith Rendleman

started the second half by hitting a jumper for the Seahawks (9-15,

5-9). Delaware responded with a 14-2 run, including seven points by

Jamelle Hagins, for a 42-31 lead with 13:37 remaining.

Hagins finished with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Saddler scored all 14 of his second-half points in the final

11:41 as the Blue Hens padded their lead to as many as 20 points,

71-51, with 19 seconds left.

Delaware outscored UNC Wilmington 36-16 inside the paint and

took advantage of 17 Seahawks turnovers to score 20 points. UNC

Wilmington managed just four points on seven Blue Hens


Rendleman scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the

Seahawks, while Cedrick Williams had 10 rebounds.