February 24, 2012
A double-double from Elena Delle Donne fueled a 71-53 rout of George Mason in a women's basketball game at the Bob Carpenter Center last night. Delle Donne scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for the Blue Hens (25-1, 16-0 CAA). In another women's game: At Drexel, Kamile Nacickaite netted a game-high 21 points as the Dragons (14-12, 10-6 CAA) led by as much as 29 in a 72-43 win over William & Mary.
February 13, 2012 |
ELENA DELLE DONNE, the leading scorer in Division I, had 31 points in 25 minutes and No. 12 Delaware (21-1, 12-0 Colonial) won at Georgia State (7-17, 1-12), 94-56, yesterday for its 12th consecutive victory. Lauren Carra added 19 points for the Blue Hens, and Danielle Parker had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals. Delaware shot 55 percent from the field. Delle Donne, averaging 28 points, was 10-for-16 from the floor, hitting both of her three-point attempts, and 9-for-10 from the foul line.
January 27, 2012
ELENA DELLE DONNE trumped herself, scoring a season-high 41 points in Delaware's 84-66 rout of visiting Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra in women's basketball action last night. Delle Donne added 15 rebounds in what marked her third 40-point game of the season for the Blue Hens (17-1, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their seventh straight. Shante Evans scored 22 to lead Hofstra (14-5, 6-2). In another women's game: * At Richmond, Kamile Nacickaite scored a game-high 17 points to lead Drexel past Virginia Commonwealth, 47-41.
March 22, 2012 |
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Even Elena Delle Donne couldn't stop Kansas' improbable NCAA tournament run. The nation's leading scorer had 34 points, but Angel Goodrich answered with 27 of her own for the 11th-seeded Jayhawks, who rallied in the second half for a 70-64 win over the Blue Hens on Tuesday night. The only other loss this season by Delaware (31-2) was to No. 5 Maryland on Dec. 29. The school entered the tournament having never won an NCAA game before its opening-round win over Arkansas-Little Rock, in which Delle Donne scored 39 points in 30 minutes of action.
March 2, 2013 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help No. 18 Delaware beat host Hofstra, 79-50, on Thursday night for its 20th straight victory. Trailing by four points with five minutes left in the first half, the Blue Hens (25-3, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took over. They scored 13 of the last 15 points to end the half and then the first 12 of the second half to put the game away. The Blue Hens held Hofstra (12-15, 8-8) without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes spanning the halves until Candace Bond hit a three-pointer with 12 minutes, 7 seconds left to make it 55-36.
March 27, 2013 |
NEWARK, Del. - The success that all-American Elena Delle Donne has experienced at Delaware isn't a surprise to North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell. Delle Donne had just finished seventh grade when she attended a basketball camp run by Hatchell in Chapel Hill. "Not only was she a big girl for her age, but her skill level was unbelievable," said Hatchell, who added that she offered Delle Donne a scholarship to North Carolina on the spot. Delle Donne declined, and now the 6-foot-5 senior is poised to go up against the Tar Heels on Tuesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
March 19, 2012 |
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Elena Delle Donne made the most of her first NCAA tournament appearance. The Delaware star had 39 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday to lift the third-seeded Blue Hens to a 73-42 win over 14th-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock. The Blue Hens (31-1) earned their first victory in three NCAA tournament games and ran their winning streak to 21 in a row. Delle Donne, the nation's leading scorer at 27.5 points per game, was making her first NCAA appearance after twice leading the Hens to the WNIT.
January 11, 2013 |
NEWARK, Del. - The day before she returned, Elena Delle Donne sat on a far bench at the Bob Carpenter Complex with Delaware coach Tina Martin. Before the Blue Hens' women's basketball star was to play for the first time in a month, against ninth-ranked Maryland nonetheless, her coach wanted to go over the sign she was to use if she needed an in-game sub. The start to this season, her final as a collegiate athlete, has been far from ideal for Delle Donne, a preseason national player of the year candidate.
January 13, 2012 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to its third consecutive win, a 69-37 pasting Thursday night of visiting UNC-Wilmington. The Blue Hens scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. Delle Donne, the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Hens (13-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) built a 36-20 lead by intermission. Delle Donne (Wilmington/Ursuline Academy) has scored 100 points during Delaware's three-game winning streak.