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Hofstra drops sixth consecutive game at Delaware

Hofstra drops sixth consecutive game at Delaware

The Hofstra women’s basketball team dropped its sixth consecutive game on Sunday afternoon in a 61-41 loss against the University of Delaware Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Pride drop to 10-14 and 4-9 in CAA play on the season. 

The Blue Hens outscored the Pride 21-5 in the second quarter and never looked back. Samone DeFreese and junior Nicole Enabosi led Delaware with 18 and 17 points, respectively. 

Senior Aleana Leon was the only player to score double-digit points for Hofstra with 11 and also posted six rebounds. She leads the team with 15 games in double-digits.

The Blue Hens opened the second quarter with a nine-point run to pull ahead of Hofstra 23-19. Leon netted a layup for Hofstra before Delaware went on another nine-point run to extend its lead to 32-22. Mikiyah Croskey scored another layup for the Pride, but Delaware finished the half on top with a score of 35-24. The Blue Hens outscored the Pride 21-5 in the second quarter. 

Despite the loss, Hofstra came onto the court strong in the first quarter. Leon scored a three-pointer to open the Pride’s scoring. The Blue Hens took a 6-3 lead, but a seven-point run gave the Pride a 10-6 lead. Delaware answered by scoring six points, but Marianne Kalin and Boogie Brozoski put the Pride back on top 19-14 to end the first quarter. 

Brozoski, who was coming off a career night for the Pride against the Towson Tigers where she scored 29 points, only scored eight points on the day. It was the first time since Jan. 21 that Brozoski was unable to tally double-digit points for the Pride and only the third time in 11 contests. 

That first quarter would be the only time the Pride held a lead in the matchup. The Blue Hens topped the Pride 26-17 in points scored during the second half of the game to seal the 20-point victory. 

Olivia Askin, E’Lexus Davis, and Kalin each added six points, while Croskey added four. 

The Pride return home Friday night to face off against Elon University at 7 p.m. at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. 

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