On Sunday afternoon, the College of Charleston Women’s Basketball team traveled to Newark, Delaware to play the University of Delaware Hens.
Going into this matchup, Charleston had lost six straight to the Hens and were floundering in the conference. This season has been difficult for the Cougars and their time at the Bob Carpenter Center was no different.
The College struggled from early on in this contest, losing the first quarter 21-12 behind rough shooting from the entirety of the team. In the second quarter, the Cougars failed to have an answer for the powerful Delaware offense.
The College’s defense was unable to come up with an answer for Nicole Enabosi, who had a strong half for the Hens. Enabosi shot 5-7 from the field and 5-6 behind the free throw line.
Shiclasia Brown did her best to lead the sputtering Cougars offense, shooting 2-4 from three, but it was not enough to combat the poor performance of the rest of the team.
Cailin Dorsey could not find her range in the first half for Charleston, shooting only 13% from the field on eight shots. Going into the break, Charleston trailed Delaware by 20 points: 47-27.
The third quarter of this game was the most competitive of the matchup as the College was only beaten 14-12.
Unfortunately that little patch of momentum did not carry over into the fourth as the Hens continued to dominate, eventually going on to comfortably win the game 79-51. Charleston never led in the game nor was the game tied at any point apart from prior to the first basket.
Charleston could not defend the paint on Sunday, conceding 34 points down under the basket.
The girls had a terrible outing shooting the ball, with the team only managing to make 29.9% of the field goals that they attempted. Charleston also failed to protect the ball, committing 17 turnovers, but did manage to force the Hens into 15 turnovers of their own.
Brianna Boyd, the red-shirted senior for Charleston, led the team in scoring with 12 points on an impressive eight attempts. Shiclasia Brown also did her fair share of scoring with nine points, all those baskets being three-pointers.
The College’s record now stands at 2-13 in the conference and 6-20 overall.
Next up, the College of Charleston Women’s basketball team hosts the UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Friday the 23rd at 11:30 am. The Cougars will be looking to pounce as the Seahawks are one of their only two wins this season. On February 9th, Charleston beat them 72-63 away from home.
The College will certainly be looking for a win at TD Arena on Friday afternoon.