KINGSTON, R.I. – Despite losing seven seniors to graduation, the University of Delaware women's basketball team didn't skip a beat Friday evening as the Blue Hens defeated the University of Rhode Island, 64-43, at the Thomas M. Ryan Center in their season opener.
In total, four different Blue Hens recorded double figure scoring nights while sophomore guard Courtni Green (Winchester, Va.) stepped up immediately for UD (1-0) as she collected career highs of 15 points and 13 rebounds for her first career double double. She previously scored eight points against Towson on Jan. 20.
Senior Kelsey Buchanan (South Riding, Va.) also tallied a career-best 15 points for the Hens while freshman Shanice Johnson (Chester, Pa.) and redshirt sophomore Joy Caracciolo (Manassas, Va.) each posted 11 point in their UD debut.
Delaware opened the game with a 13-1 lead and never looked back as they would eventually go up by as much as 22 in the contest. Rhody never came within less than double figures in the remainder of the game.
Brianna Thomas tallied 10 points for the Rams (0-1).