Towson 51 at Delaware 74

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Delle Donne keys No. 21 Delaware women past Towson
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

NEWARK, Del. (AP)—Elena Delle Donne had 37 points, breaking the school’s career scoring record, as No. 21 Delaware beat Towson 74-51 on Thursday night.

Delle Donne, the country’s leading scorer at 28.8 points per game, now has 1,685 career points. The 6-foot-5 junior broke the Delaware record in her 63rd career game, 50 games fewer than the previous record holder, Cindy Johnson, who scored 1,675 from 1997-2001.

Delle Donne, who also had nine rebounds and three assists, shot 16 for 22 from the floor, including 3 of 5 on 3-pointers. It was the sixth time this season she’s scored at least 30.

The Blue Hens (11-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association), coming off an 85-76 to fifth-ranked Maryland on Dec. 29, never trailed and took a 30-23 lead on Delle Donne’s jumper just before the halftime buzzer.

Tanisha McTiller scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures for the Tigers (11-2, 1-1).

The Hens stretched their advantage to 53-37 on a 3 from Lauren Carra with 9:52 left in the game. Delle Donne eclipsed the school record when she banked in a shot to give Delaware a 48-37 lead with 11:49 remaining in the contest.

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6-14,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
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16-22,  37 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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