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WILMINGTON – Padua dialed long distance on Feb. 6, hitting nine three-pointers in a 50-29 win over Delaware Military Academy.
Three Pandas – Megan Mallon, Gabby Julian and Bella Julian – drained three-pointers in the first quarter, which ended in an 11-11 tie. Padua took control in the second, sandwiching two 12-0 runs around two free throws for DMA. The first run included two threes from Mallon and another from Bella Julian to make the score 23-11 with four minutes to go. Mariah Poad made two free throws for the Seahawks, their only points of the quarter.
Bella Julian scored another three-pointer and Mallon had two driving layups in the second run, and the half ended with the Pandas up, 35-13.
The defenses ruled in the third, as the teams combined for just five points, with Padua outscoring the Seahawks, 3-2. The Julian cousins added a three-pointer each in the fourth, and the Pandas went on to the victory.
Three players reached double figures for Padua, as Mallon led the way with 17, while Bella Julian had 13 and Gabby Julian 10. The Pandas are 7-7 and start a busy week with a road game at St. Mark’s on Tuesday night at 7:30.
The Seahawks (8-7) got 13 points from Michaela Kelly. They host McKean on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m.