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Jenkins Leads Hofstra to Win Over Delaware


FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2010, file photo, Hofstra’s Charles Jenkins drives the ball to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball against Western Kentucky in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Last Saturday, Jenkins made two free throws with 10:15 to play against Drexel, making him the Pride's all-time leading scorer. He finished with 19 points in the 65-60 loss and has 2,280 for his career. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Charles Jenkins scored 23 points and Hofstra held on to beat Delaware 61-58 on Saturday.

The Pride (17-9, 11-4 Colonial Athletic Association) led 53-42 with less than 5 1/2 minutes remaining before an 11-2 run, capped by a layup from Jamelle Hagins, pulled the Fightin’ Blue Hens within two, 55-53, with 2:45 to go.


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Jenkins scored the final six points for Hofstra, making 4 of 4 from the free-throw line in the final 16 seconds.

Delaware (11-14, 6-9), which trailed 31-20 at halftime and 43-30 with 13:44 left to play, never led and lost to Hofstra for the fifth straight time.

Devon Saddler scored 25 points and was the only player in double figures for Delaware, which has lost five straight overall.

Mike Moore added 17 points, Greg Washington 11 and David Imes grabbed 12 rebounds for the Pride, who remain alive for a first-round bye in the conference tournament.

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