Roundup: Delaware State falls to DePaul 81-57 in men’s hoops

Four players scored in double figures to pace DePaul to an 81-57 victory over Delaware State on Monday night in nonconference men’s basketball.

Tre’Darius McCallum netted 17 points for the Blue Demons, who opened up a 35-21 lead by halftime over the Hornets (1-1).

Kobe Gantz tallied a game-high 21 points after sinking 3-of-5 three-pointers for Delaware State. He also had 10 rebounds, two blocks and four steals.

But Simon Okulue, with 12 points, was the only other Hornet to score in double figures. As a team, DelState hit only 4-of-17 three-point attempts.

UD’s Daily earns CAA honor: Delaware sophomore guard Ryan Daly was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Blue Hens to their season-opening win at Richmond.

Daly scored a game-high 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting during the 76-63 triumph over the Spiders on Friday, while adding four rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes. Delaware produced a dominating first half that saw the Blue Hens jump out to a 33-point lead, as UD never trailed in the contest.

Daly, last year’s CAA Rookie of the Year and a Preseason second-team All-CAA pick this year, earned his first career CAA Player of the Week award. He was named the league’s Rookie of the Week six times last season.

Daly and the Hens return to action today with an 8 p.m. ET game at Bradley.

Hens sign N.J. guard: Delaware men’s basketball coach Martin Ingelsby has announced that Ithiel Horton has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Blue Hens.

Horton, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Vauxhall, N.J., is currently in his first season at Roselle Catholic High School. He averaged 10 points, three rebounds and three assists per game as a junior at St. Anthony, which closed last spring.

“We are very excited to welcome Ithiel into the Delaware basketball family,” Ingelsby said. “Ithiel is a young man we targeted early in the recruiting process and fits the type of perimeter players we want to have in our program. He is a big-time shooter who also has a high basketball IQ and feel for the game.

“He comes to us having played for two of the best high school basketball programs in the state of New Jersey and we look forward to him making an immediate impact when he arrives in Newark.”

WOMEN, Delaware 72, Hartford 63: Behind an 18-2 third-quarter run and 22 points from junior Nicole Enabosi, the Blue Hens earned their first victory under coach Natasha Adair’s.

After turning the ball over 19 times in the first quarter and 24 times in the first half, the Hens (1-1) turned the ball over just four times in the third quarter. In addition to her 22 points, Enabosi added a career-high 17 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks.

Delaware, which trailed Hartford 46-42 with 5:39 left in the third quarter, outscored the Hawks 18-2 the rest of the quarter.

During the run, Bailey Kargo hit a pair of threes, Enabosi scored six points and senior Makeda Nicholas added four of her 14 points.

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