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Delle Donne scores 27, Delaware grabs 2012 CAA Title

On March 27, 2012

Junior guard Elena Delle Donne scored 27 points to lead Delaware past third-seeded Drexel, 59-43, to win the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Women's Basketball Championship at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md. on Sunday afternoon. The CAA women's basketball title is the first in school history for the Blue Hens.

Junior guard Lauren Carra added 14 points for Delaware (30-1) who earns an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Tournament. Delle Donne, the CAA Player of the Year, added 10 rebounds and three blocks on the day to cap off her amazing CAA season as the Blues went 22-0 against conference opponents.

Delaware shot 40.4% (21-52) from the floor, including 54.5% in the second half. The Blue Hens dominated the boards, outrebounding Drexel 43-23. The Blue Hens also outscored the Dragons in the paint, 24-14.

The Delaware Blue Hens (No. 3) take on the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (No. 14) in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament Sunday, March 18. Brief compiled from caasports.com.


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