#7 Delaware 55 #2 Drexel 48 – The Dragons trailed the Blue Hens by as many as 10 points in the second half. Drexel got to within 2 points in the final minute, but could not take the lead losing to arch-rival Delaware in the CAA Quarterfinal round. It is the first time since 2011.
The Blue Hens got out to an early 20 – 9 lead forcing the Dragons to play from behind. Delaware held a 50 – 41 lead with just under five minutes on the clock when Drexel made their final charge. The Dragons scored 7 straight to cut the deficit to 50 – 48 at the 2:08 mark on a layup by Sara Curran, who scored a team-high 12 points. Drexel got the defensive stops, but came up empty on two opportunities to tie or take the lead. The Hens made 5 of 6 free throws in the last half-minute to seal the win.
Rachel Pearson and Jackie Schluth each scored 8 points for the Dragons. Drexel forced 20 Delaware turnovers in the contest.
For Delaware Courtni Green led all scorers with 16 points. The Blue Hens will face third-seeded Hofstra in the semifinal round.
The Dragons finish the season with a 20 – 10 record and will await their WNIT matchup. The field will be announced on Monday.
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