RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tiffany Stansbury had 23 points and six
rebounds to lead No. 25 North Carolina State past Delaware State
76-58 on Sunday.
Ashley Key scored 10 of her 14 points after halftime for the
Wolfpack (6-2), who dominated the second half to remain unbeaten in
five home games this year. N.C. State improved to 22-1 all-time
against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.
Raquel Collier scored 23 points to lead the Hornets (4-2), who
went into the break tied at 34.
The Wolfpack shot 55 percent for the game, but the Hornets took
a 35-29 rebounding edge against a team that had outrebounded every
opponent by at least five boards.
Trailing 40-38, the Wolfpack tied the game at 40 on a putback by
Stansbury with 16:21 left in the game. Then, Key put N.C. State
ahead to stay when she jumped in front of a pass from Ashlee
Burbage and raced in for a layup and a 42-40 lead with 16 minutes
Key had six straight points, and N.C. State took control a few
minutes later with an 11-0 run, which began with a layup by
Marquetta Dickens for a 52-46 lead with 11:52 left.
Stansbury scored twice in the spurt, which ended with a jumper
from Monica Pope for a 61-46 lead with 7:13 to play. Stansbury
finished 11-for-14 from the floor and had three blocks in 28
minutes, including 5-for-5 shooting after the break.
Key went 4-for-5 in the second half and finished with seven
assists and three steals. The Wolfpack shot 61 percent in the
Delaware State had five straight misses during the decisive run
and shot 9-for-24 in the second half.