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.