Roundup: Hornets lose to Aggies, Hens’ Mascaro earns CAA award

NORFOLK, Va. — This season was a pretty forgettable one for the Delaware State men’s basketball program.

Still, the Hornets didn’t let their season go without a fight on Monday night.

No. 13 DelState took fourth-seeded North Carolina A&T to overtime before falling to the Aggies, 62-61, in the first round of the MEAC Tournament at The Scope Arena.

Davaris McGowens (14 points) sank a pair of free throws with just 2.3 seconds left in OT to give North Carolina A&T (19-14) the victory. It was the 16th lead change of a contest that also included eight ties.

At 4-28, the Hornets end up with the program’s fewest wins since the 1987-88 squad finished 3-25. Coach Keith Walker was fired with three games left in the regular season.

Monday’s game went to overtime tied 57-57. DSU was leading 61-60 when Kavon Waller missed a three-pointer with just 10 seconds remaining.

The Aggies pulled down the rebound before McGowens hit the winning foul shots. The Hornets turned the ball over on their ensuing possession.

DelState started the game on a 21-10 run before North Carolina A&T closed within 30-29 at halftime. Simon Okolue scored a game-high 20 points, on 10-of-12 shooting from the floor, for the Hornets with Waller adding 11.

Hens’ Mascaro earns CAA award: Delaware guard Justina Mascaro earned the final CAA Rookie of the Week accolades for the season on Monday.

Mascaro averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and shot 56.0 percent from the field as the Blue Hens (18-11, 11-7 CAA) split two games,

Mascaro has appeared in all 29 games for Delaware this season and averages 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest.

The fifth-seeded Hens face No. 4 Northeastern in the CAA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Drexel.

College lacrosse

Wolverines’ earns award: Wesley College junior attacker Fallon Fore was named the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week in women’s lacrosse.

Fore tallied eight goals and two assists in the Wolverines’ 26-17 win over Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday. In addition to her 10 points, Fore also notched 12 draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers in the win.

College golf

UD’s Klotz in third: Blue Hen sophomore Ariane Klotz is tied for third place while the Delaware women’s golf team is 10th following Monday’s action at the UNF Collegiate in Jacksonville, Fla.

Klotz fired a pair of one-under par rounds on the par-72, 5,926-yard Jacksonville Golf & Country Club course. She ended the day with a two-under par score 71-71-142.

The Hens posted team rounds of 305 and 297 on Monday for a 602 total. Old Dominion leads the standings at 571.

Hen men in sixth: The Delaware men’s golf team sits in sixth place following Monday’s opening two rounds at the season-opening Bash at the Beach Tournament.

The Blue Hens carded team rounds of 297 and 295. Blaine Lafferty fired a one over par 69-74-143 finishing the day tied for 10th place.

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