Delle Donne’s 41 points pace No. 15 Delaware women



NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 41 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 15 Delaware to an 84-66 win over Hofstra on Thursday night in a meeting of the top two teams in the Colonial Athletic Association.

With the score tied at 55 midway through the second half, the Blue Hens (17-1, 8-0) went on a 14-0 run to take control. Delle Donne started the run by getting a rebound, dribbling up the court and firing a no-look pass to Jocelyn Bailey for a lay-in. Delle Donne, who leads the nation in scoring, hit a deep 3-pointer that made it 65-55 with just over 8 minutes left.

She added two free throws a minute later and Danielle Parker’s jumper capped the burst.

Hofstra (14-5, 6-2) could get no closer than 12 the rest of the way. Shante Evans had 22 points to lead the Pride.