Roundup: Delaware women beat Elon 74-63 for fourth straight win

ELON, N.C. — Delaware used a strong second half to down Elon, 74-63, in CAA women’s basketball on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Hens (5-4 CAA, 10-11 overall) extended their season-best winning streak to four games in a row while also beating the Phoenix in Elon for the first time.

Delaware trailed by one at halftime before out-scoring Phoenix, 44-32, after halftime.

“I challenged them at halftime and they all stepped up in the second half,” said UD coach Natasha Adair.

The Hens saw four players score in double figures as junior Samone DeFreese led the way with her second double-double of the season. DeFreese finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.

Abby Gonzales added 15 points, including four 3-pointers, senior Alison Lewis collected 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals and junior Rebecca Lawrence tallied 10 points, four blocked shots and three rebounds.

Delaware is now 13-9 all-time when playing on Super Bowl Sunday.

College equestrian

DSU drops two: The Delaware State equestrian team wrapped up a West Coast trip with losses to No. 1 Auburn and No. 10 Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. on Saturday.

Auburn lived up to its top status with a 15-1 victory over the Hornets, ranked ninth in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association poll. The Tigers swept the Hunt Seat rides 8-0 and posted a 7-1 victory in the Western competition.

Blayne Bell recorded the Hornets’ lone win with a victory in Horsemanship.

Fresno State defeated DSU 11-3, winning 7-2 in the Western rides and 4-1 in Hunt Seat contests.

Bell turned in another stellar performance with a Reining score of 69.5 aboard “CJ” to earn Most Outstanding Performer honors in the event vs. Fresno State.

Grace Wilson also posted a Reining point, while Eva Epstein turned in a winning Fences ride for the Hornets in the Fresno State contest.

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