The Delaware State women’s basketball team trailed by 13 points in the first half before rallying to defeat Northeastern 61-38 at Solomon Court Sunday afternoon.


The Delaware State women’s basketball team trailed by 13 points in the first half before rallying to defeat Northeastern 61-38 at Solomon Court Sunday afternoon.

The Lady Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 3-8 on the season. The Huskies have lost three of their last four to fall to 3-7.

Selena Galloway came off the bench to lead all players with 14 points, while Keyhana Wakefield had 11 for DSU. Galloway was 5-of-8 from the field, including one three-pointer, and 3-for-3 at the free throw line. She scored all but three of her points in the second half. Delaware State outscored Northeastern 36-14 in the final 20 minutes.

Wakefield also led all players with five assists. Jameka Smith had eight points and four steals for the Lady Hornets. Smith has recorded 16 steals in the last three games. 

Kashaia Cannon came off the bench to lead the Huskies with 10 points. Northeastern’s Kim Carr led all players with seven rebounds.

The Huskies led 20-7 before the Lady Hornets stormed back.

Delaware State began the comeback by scoring 10 straight points late in the first half. Alex Stewart capped off the rally with a lay up to cut Northeastern’s lead to 20-17 with 3:23 left in the first half.

The Huskies led 24-22 before Wakefield hit a three-pointer with 20 seconds left in the first half to give the Lady Hornets a 25-24 lead at the break.

Delaware State opened the second half with a 10-2 run, and pulled ahead 35-26 on two free throws by Galloway with 14:18 left to play. 

The Lady Hornets used an 18-5 run to open up a 20-point lead. Galloway had seven points during the run, including a lay-up and free throw to give DSU a 53-33 lead with 6:47 remaining in the game. 

Northeastern could get no closer than 17 the rest of the way.

Delaware State outscored the Huskies 54-18 in the final 28-minutes of the game.

The Lady Hornets were 23-for-54 from the field (42.6%), including 5-of-10 from three-point territory.

Northeastern was 15-for -46 from the field (32.6%), including 6-of-23 in the second half (26.1%).

Delaware State won the rebound battle, 36-31, and forced the Huskies to commit 20 turnovers. The Lady Hornets turned the ball over 14 times.

DSU will play its first game of 2009 on Friday at St. Peter’s (N.J.). Game time is 7:00 p.m. The contest will also wrap-up a five-game road swing for the Lady Hornets.