Local roundup: Hens fall to Georgetown in WNIT, Wesley wins in baseball

The Georgetown University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Delaware Blue Hens (19-13), 67-57, Friday evening in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) at McDonough Arena.

With the loss, Delaware remained winless in its WNIT history.

The Hoyas outrebounded the Blue Hens, 44-33, and forced 12 turnovers on five steals while committing just 11 turnovers of their own. GU shot 36.9 percent (24-of-65) for the game, but allowed Delaware 40.0 percent (22-of-55) shooting. Only one Blue Hen scored in double figures as Nicole Enabosi managed 15 points.

Delaware cut it to two on a number of occasions as the third quarter began. However, a free throw sparked a 5-0 run as the Hoyas tried to pull away. Delaware answered with a bucket, Georgetown came back with five more points for its largest lead of the game to that point, 45-34.

Delaware was only able to close within seven points in the last minute.

College baseball

Wesley 4, Immaculata 1: Sam Meck pitched six shutout innings with three strikeouts to record the victory for Wesley.

Will Barton and John Joines each had multi-hit games. Chris Seibert and Jarrett Wallace each scored during a sixth-inning rally as the Wolverines moved to 3-5 overall.

Bryant 13, Delaware 2: The Hens dropped the opener of a four-game series.

Delaware led after Calvin Scott’s RBI in the first inning but surrendered six runs in the fourth.

Kevin Mollohen and Erik Bowren each reached base three times for the Hens. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Delaware.

Delaware hosts Bryant again in a doubleheader which begins at noon.

College softball

Wesley splits doubleheader: The Wolverines downed Clarks Summit 11-1 before falling 10-0 to Emory & Henry on Friday.

In the victory, Brandi Dalious and Ashley Royer both notched three hits and scored three times in the run-rule victory. Royer tallied a pair of doubles while Dalious drove in four runs in the game, including a two-run home run to left field in the fourth inning.

Karina Cardona and Amanda Curry each recorded two hits and an RBI. Curry scored twice and registered an RBI. Megan DiRubbio chipped in with an RBI double in the third inning.

In her lone official at-bat of the game, Lauren Hoffman cleared the bases with a three-run triple to right field in the bottom of the first.

Abbey Mayse struck out two to pick up her second win of the season.

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