Nelson-Henry helps Penn slip past Delaware St., 60-54

Nelson-Henry helps Penn slip past Delaware St., 60-54

Published Nov. 17, 2015 11:04 p.m. ET

DOVER, Del. (AP) Darien Nelson-Henry scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Antonio Woods added 11 with six assists to help Penn pull away late for a 60-54 win over Delaware State on Tuesday night.

Sam Jones finished with 10 points and eight rebounds while Matt Howard scored 8 and grabbed nine boards for Penn (3-0).

The Quakers used an 11-2 run to start the second half, opening up a 37-28 lead with 14:34 to play. Delaware State (0-2) slowly chipped away before taking its only lead of the second half, 52-51, when Devin Morgan completed a 3-point play with 2:57 left.

Howard made a layup and, after a Delaware State miss, Nelson-Henry hit another to put Penn up by 3.


The Hornets missed a 3-pointer before another Howard layup made it 57-52 with 41 seconds remaining and Penn hit 3 of 4 free throws from there to seal it.

DeAndre Haywood led Delaware State with 13 points while Morgan scored 12.