No. 9 Delaware women defeat Northeastern 89-71


NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne scored 35 points and No. 9 Delaware won its 16th straight game with a 89-71 victory over Northeastern on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, the Blue Hens (26-1, 17-0 Colonial Athletic Association) tied the school record for victories in a season. With one game remaining on the schedule, Delaware is also trying to become the first CAA team since 2002 to finish the regular season unbeaten in conference.

The country's leading scorer at 28.1 points per game, Delle Donne scored 30 or more points for the 11th time this season. The 6-foot-5 junior hit 14 of 24 shots from the floor while adding seven rebounds.

The Hens also got 18 points from junior Lauren Carra, who hit four 3-pointers.

Northeastern (7-21 overall, 5-12 CAA), which had a three-game winning streak snapped, was led by 20 points from Jewel Tunstall and 17 from Deanna Kerkhof.aa