ELON, N.C. – Despite a season high in scoring from Jaylin Powell and a career-best five steals from Saadia Munford, the Elon University women’s basketball team dropped a 74-55 decision to top-ranked Delaware on Saturday, Jan. 30.
“Delaware is a very tough team,” said head coach Charlotte Smith. “Unfortunately, we were not able come out on the winning side today. But the good thing is that there’s always tomorrow.”
-After the Phoenix took a 17-15 lead going into the second quarter, the Blue Hens outscored the maroon and gold 19-11 to take a 34-28 lead at the half. Powell finished the half with 13 points, surpassing her previous season high for points in a game (11).
-Delaware held the Phoenix to just seven points in the third quarter. The strong defensive effort and a 17-point quarter from Jasmine Dickey gave the Blue Hens the momentum, which stayed with Delaware for the rest of the game.
-Powell paced the Elon offense with 18 points, just three points shy from tying her career high. The senior finished the day shooting a season best seven field goals on 12 attempts from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
-Brie Perpignan tied her season best in assists (5).
-Munford’s personal high in steals previously stood at four, which came against Northeastern last season on Feb. 16, 2020.
-Collectively, the Phoenix shot .500 (7-14) from beyond the arc, posting a new season best.
-Elon’s bench outscored Delaware’s, 38-20.
-With the loss, the Phoenix falls to 6-5 (2-3 CAA) on the season, while the Blue Hens improve to 12-1 (9-0 CAA) to remain undefeated in conference play.
-Smith’s record now stands at 168-127, just five wins away from breaking the program record for all-time wins.
Elon closes out its regular-season series against Delaware at Schar Center tomorrow, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.