Blue Coats lead by eight after one-quarter of play
In the first six minutes of this game, it would be a battle as the lead changed hands seven times, and the score would be tied three times. The final lead change during those six minutes came from Jared Brownridge, who made a three-point shot to give Delaware a 20-17 lead with 6:07 left in the first quarter.
During those six minutes, the Blue Coats would make five shots from the three-point line, which came from Brownridge (2), Paul Reed (2), and Michael Frazier II (1).
Starting at the 5:51 minute mark, Delaware would outscore the Nets 18-13 to push their lead to 38-30 to end the first quarter. The Blue Coats would continue to be hot from the three-point line as the team made three shots, which came from Reed (1) and Jordan Bone (2). Reed’s three-pointer was a buzzer-beating one at the end of the quarter.
Delaware leads by 19 at the end of the first half
As the second quarter started, Delaware would outscore Long Island 19-11, which extended their lead to 57-41 with 6:31 left in the first half. The duo of Jared Brownridge and Rayjon Tucker would score 17 out of 19 points on the run. The Blue Coats continued their hot streak from the three-point line as the team made four shots from the three-point line during that time, which came from Brownridge (2) and Tucker (2).
Starting at the 5:59 minute mark, the duo of Paul Reed and Justin Robinson would score 11 of Delaware’s 19 points to end the first half with a 76-57 lead. One of the highlights on this run was Robinson hitting a three-point shot with the first half winding down.
Blue Coats lead by 16 after three-quarters of play
In the first nine minutes of the second half, the Nets would outscore the Blue Coats 21-17, which cut the lead to 15 (93-76) with 3:55 left to play in the third quarter.
At the 3:44 minute mark, the duo of Jordan Bone and Rayjon Tucker would score 11 of Delaware’s 13 points to end the third quarter with a 106-90 lead.
Delaware hangs on to win by three points
The fourth quarter started with Long Island buzzing back with a 21-14 run, which cut the lead to nine points (120-111) with 2:53 left in the game.
Seconds later, the Nets would continue to climb back in this game as the team would go on an 11-5 run to cut the lead to three points ( 125-122) with 53.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Long Island’s comeback attempt would come up short as the Blue Coats made five free throw shots to hang on to win 130-127. Jordan Bone would make four of the five free throws shots that Delaware attempted during that time.
FG%: DE51% & LN 52%
3P%: DE 50%& LN 39%
FT%: DE 87% & LN88%
Rebs: DE30 & LN 42
Ast: DE26&LN 32
Stl: DE9 &LN8
TO: DE 15 & LN 21
Blks: DE 10&LN1