Roundup: Hens rout Hornets, Wesley men and women fall to Christopher Newport

Samone DeFreese netted 19 points as Delaware rolled to an 84-49 victory over Delaware State in women’s basketball on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Hens (6-4), who led by as much as 45 in the fourth quarter, saw double-figure scoring from three different players, including the eighth double-double of the season for junior Nicole Enabosi.

Enabosi finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Lizzie Oleary added a season-high 10 points. DeFreese added nine rebounds.

“Today was important because we were able to play everyone,” said first-year Delaware coach Natasha Adair. “I think that’s the beauty of our team, because we’re still a young team in terms of minutes logged. Each game I feel we’re learning and improving.

“In the last two games we’ve put together our two most complete games offensively and defensively. We have learned how to take it possession by possession.”

Ryan Jones led the Hornets (1-7) with 17 points while Keke Barber collected a team-best 11 rebounds.

The Hens’ 45-point lead was its largest since holding a 49-point advantage over Rhode Island on November 11, 2011.

Delaware is now 10-0 all-time against the Hornets, including a mark of 6-0 at the Carpenter Center.

Christopher Newport 74, Wesley 40: Shelby Johnson scored nine points and Monshea Newsome-Murray (Seaford) had eight in the Wolverines’ loss on Sunday.

The Captains held a 57-36 edge in rebounds.

MEN, Christopher Newport 83, Wesley 69: Brian Cameron scored a game-high 34 points but the Wolverines’ second-half comeback fell short in the Capital Athletic Conference loss.

After trailing 42-22 at halftime, Wesley got within six points on three different occasions before falling short. Cameron scored 23 of his points in the second half.

The victory was the 900th in the 51-year history of the Christopher Newport men’s basketball program. CNU now has an all-time record of 900-443 for a winning percentage of 67 percent.

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