NCAAW BASKETBALL 2014 – JAN 19 – Drexel defeats Delaware 61-52


With twelve lead changes Drexel took the lead for good at 2.39min mark downing The Lady Blue Hens 61-52 Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

The win was Drexel’s first in eight tries over the Blue Hens, the team that defeated the Dragons (8-8, 3-0 CAA) in each of the last two Colonial Athletic Association championship games. For Delaware (11-5, 3-2), it was the first home loss in league play since February 20, 2011, snapping a 20-game winning streak. Drexel improved to 3-0 in league play for the second-straight season and just the third time since joining the CAA 13 years ago, and won in Newark for the first time since January 17, 2010.

Sarah Curran led the Dragons with 19 points,  Rachel Pearson added 12 for Drexel, with Meghan Creighton notching 10 of her 11 points in the final 9:39 of play as Drexel did not trail in the final 10 minutes of play.

Senior Kelsey Buchanan led UD with 19 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Courtni Green posted a career-best eight assists in addition to eight rebounds.

Delaware Guard Courtni Green (2) drives the baseline in the first half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Guard Courtni Green (2) drives the baseline in the first half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Head Coach Denise Dillon argues a bad call in the second half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Head Coach Denise Dillon argues a bad call in the second half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Forward Sarah Curran (5) attempts a short range shot as Delaware Center Kelsey Buchanan (13) defends in the second half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Forward Sarah Curran (5) attempts a short range shot as Delaware Center Kelsey Buchanan (13) defends in the second half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Guard Meghan Creighton (22) attempts to drive past Delaware Guard Erika Brown (3) in the first half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Drexel Guard Meghan Creighton (22) attempts to drive past Delaware Guard Erika Brown (3) in the first half of a NCAA regular season Colonial Athletic Association conference game between Delaware and Drexel Sunday, JAN 19, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

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