DURHAM, N.H.-- Mike Pegues scored 18 points, all in the first half, to lead the University of Delaware to a 96-57 America East victory over the University of New Hampshire in men’s basketball action on Tuesday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Delaware (10-3, 2-1 America East) opened the contest with a 17-0 until UNH’s Dan Rasanen scored with 12:46 to play in the first half. UNH (1-11, 0-4) missed its first 13 shots of the contest during the Fightin’ Blue Hen run.
The lead grew to as many as 32 points (44-12) with 6:05 remaining in the opening stanza and Delaware took a 49-24 advantage into the lockerroom.
Delaware maintained its sizable cushion through the second half. In all, three Blue Hen players scored in double digits. In addition to the 18 by Pegues, Kestutis Marciulionis and Darryl Presley each chipped in 14 points.
The Wildcats were led by America East Rookie of the Week Marcelle Williams with 13 points as the only UNH player to score in double figures.
Delaware shot well from the floor with a percentage of .500 (36x72), while UNH was held to a field goal percentage of just .280 (21-75).
The Wildcat men’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 8 when the squad travels to Vermont. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.