Local roundup: O’Leary’s 3-pointer lifts Hen women by Santa Clara 81-80 in OT

Lizzie O’Leary hit a three-pointer with only 13 seconds left in overtime to lift Delaware to a dramatic 81-80 win over Santa Clara in women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Hens (2-4) won two games in two days in California after starting the season with four losses in a row.

Delaware also beat Cal State Fullerton, 72-55, on Friday night.

Nicole Enabosi, who missed all last season after undergoing knee surgery, poured in 32 points in Saturday’s victory. The 2018 CAA Player of the Year, Enabosi tallied 13 points on Friday in her first action of the season.

Jasmine Dickey added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Delaware with O’Leary adding 10 points and eight rebounds. Abby Gonzalez contributed eight points and 10 assists.

The Hens trailed by nine after the first quarter before rallying to go up by four heading into the fourth quarter. The game went to OT tied 69-69.

William & Mary 73, Delaware State 52: The Hornets (3-4), lost their fourth game in a row on Saturday afternoon.

Delaware State guard Lyric Turner led all scorers with a career-high 26 points, shooting 10-of-20 from the field including 6-of-13 on three-pointers.

Early in the fourth quarter, Naomi Shorts hit two free throws to cut the deficit down to just eight points, 52-44, with 9:08 remaining.

But that was as close as the Hornets would get. The Tribe outscored DSU, 21-8, the rest of the way to post the win.

MEN, Misericordia 74, Wesley 62: The Wolverines couldn’t hold a two-point halftime lead as the Cougars pulled away to the victory.

The game was tied 56-56 with 5:48 remaining Misericordia (2-4) finished the game on an 18-6 run.

Senior guard Brian Cameron netted 27 points for Wesley (3-6), hitting 11-of-18 shots from the floor. Greg Bloodsworth (Smyrna) added 14 points with Derrick Charles scoring nine in the non-conference game.

Cameron added five rebounds and four assists but also had six turnovers.

Coastal Carolina 92, Delaware State 77: The Hornets dropped to 1-8 with the non-conference loss at home on Saturday.

The Chanticleers (4-4) opened up a 47-35 halftime lead.

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