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Delaware eases past George Mason

Feb 24, 2012 - 2:25 AM Newark, DE (Sports Network) - Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as No. 9 Delaware rolled past George Mason, 71-53, on Thursday.

Danielle Parker added 14 points and 12 boards, while Lauren Carra contributed 11 points for Delaware (25-1, 16-0 CAA), which won its 15th straight game after the Blue Hens' lone loss of the season.

Taleia Moton paced George Mason (13-14, 7-9) with 18 points and Joyous Tharrington netted 10 for the Patriots, who shot 32.4 percent in the game, including an 0-for-10 mark from three-point range, en route to losing for the third time in four tries.

Delaware controlled the game from the beginning, opening the contest with a 15-4 run to take a lead the Blue Hens never lost.

Moton's jumper brought George Mason back within single digits, but a pair of Parker foul shots put Delaware back up by 11 and the Hens held a double-digit advantage for the remainder of the game.

A 10-2 spurt near the end of the first half gave Delaware its largest lead so far in the game, 38-19, before Talisha Watts' free throws in the closing seconds made the score, 38-21, at the half.

The Patriots never threatened in the second half, trailing by at least 11 points and by as many as 19 in the final 20 minutes.

    DELAWARE: 71

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    DELAWARE: 38

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