By David A. Willauer-Bob Carpenter Center-University of Delaware-Tuesday, December 30, 2014-After an 0-10 record and some tough key losses in the earlier part of the season the University of Delaware registered their first win of the season thus snap an 11 game losing streak as they defeated a very good and solid St. Bonaventure University from Olean, NY by a 82-77 win before a crowd of 2050 looked on.
The Hens trailed 40-38 at the half and outscored the Bonnies 44-37 in the second half as they played good defense even though it was a very hard fought battle at both ends of the court. Kory Holden a freshman from Salisbury, MD scored his career high of 27 points the 4th most by a freshman in school history. Marvin King Davis had 14 points 11 by Kyle Anderson, 12 by Chivarsky Corbett 10 by Cazmon Hayes.
Marvin King Davis UD Basketball Player “We found a way to win and gave everything we got against a good St. Bonaventure squad and had a full squad counting this first this losing streak is frustrating on the game but our win was key to us and you talk after every game losing is depressing even though we are 0-10 or 1-10 we have to think of a better way to play better basketball. “We buckled down learned from our defeats and stayed calm while making our free throws.” (St. Bonaventure) They did a good job it felt like a CAA game with a lot of intensity.”
Kory Holden career high of 27 points for UD: ” I had a cramp after I got hit in the knee with tendenitis and caught the cramp in the back of my leg.” The medical staff took me to the trainers room as I was listening to the crowd I wanted to get a win as we were tired of losing a lot of games and lets make our stretch that is what we do each practice and to improvement for our squad is important for us as this is the last game in the 2014 season and we open CAA play on January 3rd vs. Northeastern which builds our confidence up to think of how we can win that contest.” I felt this was part of my best game scoring wise yes leadership and taking care of the ball no but those are the tasks I have to do to improve on my game and my teammates that I have kept me up while I look up to them.”
Monte Ross Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Delaware: “Well tonights game was great one of the things that we told for the team this is a great game for preparation for the rest of the league on our time they are one of the tough games that we seen before we opened up vs. CAA rival Northeastern we are going to break our season up into three the conference the conference play and the conference tournament is the third thing as I told the kids lets go into our season to play better tonight I told them at halftime we have played better and they played 20 minutes and did well If I don’t know what I have in the next two months I think it is important got a reward for all their hard work this is just the start of rounding us into shape we have 1 game with our complete roster other then the Temple game other then that we have been hodge podged a little bit we will be fine our toughness was good mental and physically we didn’t let our momentum take the game we were down 10 we had good looks even more remarkable about us they went back and fourth and they would go up 9 and we cut it to 7 once when we led we never relinquished the lead I know that we will be OK.” ” Kory was aggressive as he is your typical pass point guard he is your I want to do in what we need to do point guard I like that much better he controlled the game I am upset when I started he had the bad look of telling me that I have the flu that information could have been better as he could have told me before he is very tough and very nice passes to Marvin King Davis and Marvin caught the ball and went in for the basket finished strong it is just a matter of us staying healthy as we will be fine.
Marcus Posley led the Bonnies with 22 points as this was his 6th game with 20 points. 16 by Dion Wright and 15 by Andell Cumberbatch.
UD record 11 blocks in the game 1 shy of the game record of 12.