Roundup: Woods leads Blue Hens past NC Wesleyan 88-70

Blue Hen sophomore forward Derrick Woods took advantage of his first UD start by posting career-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds while Delaware never trailed in defeating North Carolina Wesleyan, 88-70, Tuesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Freshman guard Kevin Anderson scored a season-high 17 points for the second consecutive game for the Blue Hens (3-2), while Ryan Daly contributed 16 points and six boards. Four other players chipped in seven points for Delaware, which shot 51.6 percent from the field and knocked down a season-high nine three-pointers.

Justin Tankelewicz buried five triples and finished with 15 points for the Bishops (1-2), while A.J. Frye added 13 points and four rebounds.

Delaware connected on 18 of 29 shots from the field in the opening half for a 62.1 percentage, and hit 7 of 11 shots from behind the arc. The Blue Hens took control immediately by jumping out to a 23-9 lead just over seven minutes into the game, and went up as many as 25 in the opening stanza before settling for a 48-30 cushion at the break.

Anthony Mosley and Anderson each scored early in the second half to put Delaware up 22, and although North Carolina Wesleyan would cut the margin to 13 twice in the period, the Bishops would not get closer.

“I’m proud of the group for getting off to another good start offensively,” said UD coach Martin Inglesby. “Our guys were unselfish with the ball, and we were able to get into a good rhythm. I love what Derrick Woods gave us, he was a real presence inside tonight. We had the opportunity to get some other guys extended minutes as well. Overall it was a good night, we had some learning experiences but I’m happy to get the win.”

Wesley 74, Penn State Harrisburg 73: Evan Anderson nailed a three-pointer with five seconds left to give Wesley a thrilling CAC victory.

JW Lawson paced Wesley with 20 points while Anderson and Brian Cameron each had 16 points apiece.

WOMEN, Wesley 59, Penn State Harrisburg 45: The Wolverines earned their first victory of the season in a CAC contest.

After falling behind in the first quarter 15-13, the Wolverines pulled ahead in the second quarter behind a 16-4 run to take a 29-23 lead heading to the halftime break and held the lead for the rest of the game.

Four players tallied double digit points for the Wolverines. Tiyanna Gibbs led all scorers with 15 points. Gibbs added four rebounds, three steals and three assists. Paige Hailstock netted 14 points and went 4-of-9 from three-point range. Stacey O’Neale and Shelby Johnson each recorded 11 points respectively. Johnson also collected six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Monshea Newsome-Murray chipped in with six steals and five rebounds while Megan Shacklock pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the win.

Janel Brown had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions.

College football

UD has 11 honored by CAA: Delaware had 11 players recognized on All-CAA teams, including redshirt freshman linebacker Colby Reeder, who was selected as the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Earning first team notice for the Blue Hens were senior center Brody Kern, senior defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, junior linebacker Troy Reeder, and junior safety Nasir Adderley.

Kern and Nichols both earned All-CAA honors for the third time in their careers while Reeder and Adderley were repeat selections to the team from 2016.

Named to the second team for Delaware were junior tight end Charles Scarff, senior offensive tackle Jake Trump, junior kicker Frank Raggo, and senior defensive tackles Blaine Woodson.

Third team picks representing Delaware were junior running back Kani Kane and junior punter Nick Pritchard. Woodson was also honored on the All-CAA team for the third time after earning second team honors in both 2015 and 2016.

Reeder becomes the eighth Delaware player to earn conference Rookie of the Year honors and the third in the last four seasons, joining Woodson in 2014 and running back Thomas Jefferson in 2015. Reeder is the fourth Blue Hen to be recognized on the defensive side of the ball.

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