WYWG: UDel. Sports WINTER in review
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 19:02
Dec. 21- The Delaware men’s basketball team won at home against the University of Pennsylvania, 83-60. Sophomore guard Jarvis Threatt scored 18 points for the Hens. Senior forward Jamelle Hagins scored his eighth double-double for the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while junior guard Devon Saddler and freshman guard Terrell Rogers scored 10 points apiece.
Dec. 30- The Delaware women’s basketball team cruised to a victory over Duquesne University 60-45 to claim the Big Sky Classic Championship at Dartmouth College. Senior forward Elena Delle Donne scored a game high 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Hens snapped Duquesne’s 10 game win streak. The Hens allowed just 12 first half points before sustaining a run by the Dukes in the latter portions of the half. Delle Donne was named to the All-Tournament team along with senior forward Danielle Parker.
Jan. 1- Delaware senior forward Elena Delle Donne garnered the CAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award after recording her 37th and 38th career double-double’s in victories over Villanova University and Duquesne University. Delle Donne also posted her 75th career game in which she scored at least 20 points for the Hens.
Jan. 2- The Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned 13 first-place finishes at a non-conference relay meet in Largo, Fla. The Hens competed against Gannon University, William Jewell College and Penn State-Behrend in a contest that did not count towards the standings for the 2012-13 season. Senior captains Ryan Roberts and Courtney Raw each contributed to three first-place finishes.
Jan. 4- The Delaware women’s track and field team began their season with six first-place finishes against Coppin State, Maryland Eastern Shore and Saint Joseph’s University at the Delaware Invitational held at Delaware Field House. Nine different athletes earned a first-place finish, while senior hurdler Latoya James broke the school record for the 55-meter hurdle competition by .34 seconds.
Jan. 5- The Delaware men’s basketball team won their third-consecutive game as they defeated Old Dominion University 84-72, on the road in Norfolk, Va. Senior forward Jamelle Hagins posted his 10th double-double of the season as he scored 11 points and secured 16 rebounds. Junior guard Devon Saddler led all scorers with 27 points and hit all 10 of his free throw attempts on the night.
Jan. 7- K.C. Keeler was fired after 11 seasons as the head football coach.
Jan. 10- Behind the best defensive effort in 40 years, the Delaware women’s basketball team beat George Mason, 62-27, in their first game of CAA play. Elena Delle Donne led the Hens with 19 points and had seven rebounds. The Hens defense forced 13 turnovers, held the Patriots to a shooting percentage of 17 and outrebounded them 47-27. The win was Delaware’s 20th straight CAA regular season victory.
Jan. 12- The Delaware men’s basketball team won at Georgia State, 86-83. Junior guard Devon Saddler scored the game-winning three-point basket. Saddler put up a game-high 29 points, while sophomore guard Jarvis Threatt scored 18 points. Senior forward Jamelle Hagins tied Spencer Dunkley’s school record of 916 career rebounds.
Jan.12- The Delaware women’s indoor track team earned four dual meet victories at the Navy Open Indoor Track and Field Meet in Annapolis, Maryland. Junior Lindsay Prettyman placed first in the 1,000 meters with a personal-best time of 2:54:94. Sophomore Latoya James won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62 seconds. The Hens recorded 33 top-10 finishes at the meet.
Jan. 12- The Delaware football team introduced Dave Brock as the program’s fifth head coach since 1940.
Jan. 18- The Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept the United States Military Academy, 171-129 and 199-98 respectively, in a dual meet at the Carpenter Sports Building. Junior Paul Gallagher led the Hens with four first place finishes. Senior Courtney Raw notched three first places finishes
Jan. 19- Despite a second-half rally, the Delaware men’s basketball team fell to Northeastern, 74-70, at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center. The Hens made up a 17-point deficit early in the second half but could not close the four-point gap against the league-leading team. Sophomore guards Jarvis Threatt and Kyle Anderson scored 21 and 19 points apiece.