Delaware Defeats Monarchs, 75-67 In CAA Opener
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 4, 2010
NEWARK, DE-Jawan Carter scored 29 points to help lead Delaware (3-2/1-0)to a 75-67 CAA victory over the Monarchs Saturday night. ODU (5-2/0-1)was led by Frank Hassell with 19 points and nine rebounds along with Kent Bazemore's 17 points and a career high 10 rebounds. Ben Finney also chipped in nine points and a career high 12 boards. The loss ended ODU's five-game winning streak.
The Fightin' Blue Hen's led, 29-24 at halftime as ODU committed 11 turnovers along with .300 (6-20) shooting from the floor. Bazemore led the Monarchs with nine points at half on seven of eight shooting from the free throw line. Carter also had nine points for Delaware.
In the second half UD built an 11-point lead, 54-43 with 9:34 left after a Devon Saddler basket.
The Monarchs rallied and cut the margin to two points, 56-54 with 5:24 left after two free throws from Frank Hassell, but could get no closer.
Delaware expanded the lead back to eight after a free throw by Hakim McCullar, a basket byDevon Saddler and a trey Jawan Carter for a 62-54 lead with 3:31 left in the game.
The Monarchs finished the night outrebounded UD, 48-32,and committed only three turnovers in the second half. ODU shot only .350 (21-60) from the floor, while Delaware was .431 (22-51). Carter was 6-12 from the floor and from beyond the three point line. He then added 11 second half free throws late in the game.
Bazemore's double-double was his career first, and he had two steals. Junior center Chris Cooper came off the bench to score five points and haul down eight rebounds and Trian Iliadis scored 11 as he hit four-for-seven from the floor.
Hassell was eight-for-12 from the floor and Bazemore hit nine-of-11 from the free throw line. Junior Marquel De Lancey led ODU with three assists.
The Monarchs return to action Tuesday night in Greenville, NC. when they play at East Carolina in a 7 p.m. tip.