English was 6-for-13 shooting from the field and made all 10 free-throw attempts. Schadrac Casmir had 16 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Iona (1-2).
Marvin King-Davis led Delaware (1-1) with 16 points, and the Blue Hens also had five starters in double figures.
English reeled off three straight 3-pointers in just a little more than a minute to give Iona a 25-16 lead. It jump-started a 31-19 run that gave the Gaels a 12-point lead at the half. English's 3's and four free throws were part of the run.
The Blue Hens closed the gap to 47-41 in the second half on two free throws by King-Davis' but could get no closer.