ROUNDUP: Hens fall 84-65 to UNC Greensboro in men’s basketball

UNC Greensboro used a key 19-3 run midway through the second half to pull away and post an 84-65 victory over Delaware Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens (4-2) trailed by just four points at 53-49 following an Eric Carter layup with 14:15 remaining, but the Spartans (5-1) scored the next nine points to extend the margin to 62-49. Ithiel Horton answered with a three-pointer Delaware, but UNCG countered with a 10-0 run to put the game away.

Horton led all scorers with a season-high 18 points for Delaware, while fellow freshman Matt Veretto also established a season-best by pouring in 15 points off the bench. Eric Carter contributed 14 points and a team-leading eight rebounds, while Darian Bryant was the fourth Blue Hen in double figures with 10 points.

Kyrin Galloway and Francis Alonso paced UNCG with 16 points apiece, while Eric Hamilton and Isaiah Miller each added 10 on the night. The Spartans shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 58.6 percent in the final 20 minutes.

UNCG jumped out to an early 15-6 advantage and eventually pushed the margin to 27-14 with six minutes left in the half. The Blue Hens were still down 31-19 but closed the period on a 16-5 run to pull within a point at the break.

“We battled in the first half tonight, but got a little out of character in the second half,” said UD coach Martin Ingelsby. “We struggled to score, and didn’t dig in enough on the defensive end. We missed some shots but credit their defense, that’s a good basketball team. The freshmen have been really good and can score the basketball, and they’re starting to understand our system. Both guys did some really good things and that will only help them moving forward.”

WOMEN, Bradley 59, Delaware 47: Freshman Jasmine Dickey logged her third double-double of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Delaware fell as part of the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament at the FAU Arena Friday afternoon.

Dickey, who had nine rebounds in the first 10 minutes of the game, finished the day with a season-best 18 rebounds to go along with 11 points, two steals and an assist.

Redshirt senior Gadson Lefft added her second straight game with double figure scoring by posting 10 points and six rebounds while junior Samone DeFreese tallied eight rebounds and seven points against the Braves

Bradley (3-0) held a one-point advantage at halftime, but outscored the Hens (2-3), 19-10, in the third and Delaware was never able to fully recover.

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