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Penn hits milestone for 1st time since '05-06 season in rout

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Penn hits milestone for 1st time since '05-06 season in rout

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Jarrod Simmons scored 12 points to lead five Pennsylvania players in double figures and the Quakers made 14 3-pointers in their 105-52 rout of Delaware State on Wednesday night.

It's the first time Penn has topped 100 points since the 2005-06 season.

Caleb Wood scored 11 points and Antonio Woods, Max Rothschild and Devon Goodman added 10 apiece for Penn (9-4), which shot 61.4 percent from the field (35 of 57) and 51.9 percent from 3-point range.

Ten different Penn players hit at least one 3-pointer and all 15 who suited up scored at least 3 points. Penn outscored Delaware State 40-22 in the paint and 22-2 on fast breaks and got 22 points off of 14 Hornets turnovers.

Ryan Betley's 3 put Penn up for good, 3-2, and sparked a 23-4 run en route to a 55-24 halftime lead after shooting 65.5 percent from the field. Ray Jerome's 3 with 3:01 left gave Penn its largest lead at 56 points.

Jonathan Walker scored 10 points for Delaware State (2-13), which has lost nine straight.

Delaware smothers Delaware State, 22-3, in First State Cup

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Delaware smothers Delaware State, 22-3, in First State Cup

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NEWARK, Del. -- Diante Cherry caught a 31-yard pass for a score and ran 19 yards for another TD, and Delaware beat Delaware State 22-3 in Thursday night's season opener for the First State Cup.

It was coach Danny Rocco's first program win.

Joe Walker was 13 of 26 for 192 yards passing and his scoring strike to Cherry in the third quarter ended a field-goal duel that saw the Blue Hens leading 8-3 at halftime.

Cherry scored on his only carry and caught four passes for 83 yards. Thomas Jefferson had 19 carries gained 102 of Delaware's 226 rushing yards.

The Blue Hens' defense forced three turnovers, held the Hornets to 59 rushing yards, and scored on a safety in the first quarter after Nicolas Pritchard's punt pinned Delaware State to its own 2-yard line.

Wisdom Nzidee kicked a short field goal for the Hornets.