No. 25 Delaware women defeat Hofstra 79-63

  • Associated Press
  • February 3, 2013 - 3:29 PM

NEWARK, Del. - Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points and No. 25 Delaware won its 13th straight game, defeating Hofstra 79-63 Sunday.

Delle Donne scored 21 first-half points as the Blue Hens (18-3, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) broke open a tight game in the final 10 minutes of the half. The senior All-American's contested 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer made it 46-33.

Delaware's lead grew to 21 points, 56-35, in the opening 4 minutes of the second half. Hofstra (9-10, 5-3) never got any closer than 13 points after intermission.

Delle Donne finished the game with 10 baskets on 20 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and she also grabbed nine rebounds.

Danielle Parker added 15 points and Lauren Carra 11 for the Blue Hens, who have won 28 straight regular-season conference games.

Anma Onyeuku and Annie Payton scored 15 points apiece to pace Hofstra.

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