Local roundup: Hens get home-opening hoop win over Chestnut Hill 100-62

Darian Bryant led five players in double-figure scoring with 18 points as the University of Delaware men’s basketball team defeated Chestnut Hill 100-62 for the Blue Hens’ first home win of the season Tuesday night.

Eric Carter scored 15, Kevin Anderson and Jacob Cushing each scored 13 and Ithiel Horton scored 10 against the Division II-member Griffins. Delaware (2-1) never trailed, but Chestnut Hill put up a fight for the first nine minutes.

Keyon Butler hit a 3 and Dexter Thompson buried a jump shot and Chestnut Hill drew within 18-16 with 12:31 before halftime. Carter responded with a pair of free throws, Cushing and Bryant each made 3s and Ryan Johnson’s layup made for a 13-0 run and a 15-point lead. The Blue Hens finished 18-for-32 shooting before halftime and posted a 50-28 lead.

Delaware outscored Chestnut Hill 46-32 inside and collected 41 bench points in the win.

Butler and Ed McWade led the Griffins with 11 points each and Cartier Talford scored 10.

Loyola, Md. 91, Delaware State 62: Chuck Champion scored 15 points, James Fives scored 14 and Andrew Kostecka had 13 and Loyola (Md.) beat Delaware State in a nonconference matchup.

The Greyhounds (1-2) took advantage of their size on the inside for a 51-38 rebounding advantage while outscoring Delaware State 36-14 in the paint.

Loyola held a slight 35-29 lead at the half, in large part due to its ineffective shooting from outside. The Greyhounds were 4 of 17 from 3-point range while taking 15 shots within the 3-point arc. In the second half they pounded the interior and turned the game one-sided.

Kostecka’s layup with 11:49 left made it 51-41 with 11:49 left. A little more than three minutes later he made a pair of free throws and the lead was 61-42. Loyola made 6 of 9 from 3-point range in the second half.

Saleik Edwards led the Hornets (0-3) with 16 points and Fahim Jenneto scored 11.

WOMEN, James Madison 103: Delaware State 57: The Hornets were out-scored 25-6 in the first quarter and slumped to a defeat in their first home game of the season.

NaJai Pollard scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Hornets (0-2). Genell Addison also netted 13 points for Delaware State.

James Madison hit 18 three-pointers on 31 attempts (58 percent).

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