No. 20 Delaware beats UNC-Wilmington, 69-37

No. 20 Delaware beats UNC-Wilmington, 69-37

Published Jan. 12, 2012 9:00 p.m. ET

Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to a 69-37 win over UNC-Wilmington on Thursday night.

Delle Donne, the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Blue Hens (13-1 overall, 4-0) built a 36-20 lead by intermission. Delle Donne has scored 100 points in Delaware's three-game winning streak.

The 6-foot-5 junior hit 10 of 21 shots from the floor. She also had five assists and five rebounds.

The Hens scored the game's first seven points and never trailed.


The point total for the Seahawks ( 8-7, 1-3) was their lowest of the season. UNC-Wilmington shot 24.1 percent in the contest (14 of 58).

Lauren Carra added 12 points for Delaware while Jocelyn Bailey had six points and nine rebounds.

Abria Trice and Karneshia Garrett had eight points each to lead the Seahawks.