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CAA Game 6: Delaware Into the CAA Championship After Beating Northeastern

Coach Monte Ross and the Delaware bench celebrate a big bucket

Coach Monte Ross and the Delaware bench celebrate a big bucket

In a game that was divided into two completely different halves, Delaware was able to runaway from Northeastern 87-74 on their way to the CAA Championship tomorrow night. At halftime Delaware led just 39-37, but they went on to shoot 76 percent from the floor in the second half. 

The Fightin’ Hens had all five of their starters score in double-figures, led again by Davon Usher who scored 21 points on 8-13 from the field. But again for the second straight day, Delaware got an incredible game from Jarvis Threatt who scored 19 points to go along with his 11 rebounds. He provided the fans with some exciting dunks and shot 9-10 from the free throw line. Devon Saddler, Carl Baptiste, and Kyle Anderson scored 16, 14, and 10 points respectively as the starters scored all but seven points for Hens.

For the game Delaware shot nearly 60 percent from the floor and once the second half began they were able to expand their lead quickly. Coach Monte Ross loved his teams effort saying, “These guys were born to score. Davon (Usher) has been scoring since he came out of the womb.”

Northeastern got a big game out of their bigs. Second team All-CAA forward, Scott Eatherton scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Reggie Spencer came off the bench to score 18 points while also grabbing eight rebounds.

Delaware will take on the winner of Towson/William & Mary tomorrow night at 7pm for the CAA Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Their appearance in the CAA Championship will be the first in school history

Scott Zolotorow