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DePauw had the scoreboard operator at Neal Fieldhouse working non-stop Saturday

Monday, November 28, 2005

DePauw had the scoreboard operator at Neal Fieldhouse working non-stop

Saturday.

The Tigers poured in their highest output in seven seasons in routing

D'Youville 111-66 in the opening round of the third annual Mike Rokicki Community Versus Cancer Challenge.

DePauw's men scored from the outside and from the paint, but it wasn't

all shot making. The Tigers' man-to-man defense forced the Spartans into 29

turnovers, feeding the up-tempo style they prefer and creating wide-open

opportunities. It was the most points for DePauw since a 120-39 win over Indiana Northwest during the 1998-99 season.

"That's a lot of points," DePauw coach Bill Fenlon said. "I'm sure it

won't happen again this year."

DePauw had seven players in double figures in its first victory of the

season, led by Alex Stewart's 18. Stephen Schott had 17, Matt McDonald and

Michael Moore 14 each, Reid Sakel and Derek King 12 each and Todd Capes 10.

The Tigers (1-2) shot 54.4 percent from the field, including 40.4 on

3-pointers, and also out-rebounded D'Youville 40-35. DePauw also had 21 assists.

"I thought the pace was a good pace for us," Fenlon said. "We want to

play fast."

Stewart, an athletic 6-2 guard, made 6-of-9 from the field, 4-of-4 free

throws and contributed four assists and four steals in 24 minutes. He had only

one turnover.

"Stewart is a senior who has had a good career," Fenlon said. "He's got

pretty good point guards playing with him. He's going to make shots. He's a

great shooter."

Schott, a 6-6 sophomore, was impressive in the post. He connected on

7-of-9 field goals and also had a game-high eight rebounds.

"Their inside game hurt us," D'Youville coach Mick Fallis said. "No. 30

(Schott) is a good post player."

The Tigers also received good post play from 6-foot-7 junior McDonald, who was

3-of-4 from the field and 7-of-9 on free throws.

"We have good talent and depth in the post," Fenlon said.

Freshman point guard Moore and junior guard Sakel were both

4-of-7 on 3-pointers.

Senior Capes, a 6-foot-5 wing player, came off the bench for 10 points,

five rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

"He plays with a lot of energy," Fenlon said. "He goes to the boards

hard. He does what we need to get from him."

Reserve freshman point guard King also played well. He was 4-of-6

from the field, 4-of-4 from the foul line and had three assists and two steals

in 14 minutes.

"He needs to get a little better overall understanding of what we're

trying to do," Fenlon said. "He's a pretty good talent."

DePauw broke out to a 17-5 lead in the opening five minutes on 3-pointers

by Stewart, King and Sakel, a free-throw line jumper by McDonald and

back-to-back baskets by Capes.

"I thought their shots early got our heads hanging," Fallis, a nephew of

former Greencastle High football coach John Fallis, said.

D'Youville (0-2), from Buffalo, N.Y., and, like DePauw, an NCAA Division

III program, played even over the next five minutes, trailing 28-16.

Stewart scored on a conventional three-point play, followed with a steal

and a lay-up, Schott added a lay-up and Brian Oilar rebounded his miss and

scored inside to boost DePauw's advantage to 37-16.

The Spartans went on a 7-2 run to cut the deficit to 16, but they never

got closer. DePauw closed out the first half with 13 straight points for a

52-23 lead.

"We ran into a great program and we're not at their level yet," Fallis

said.

Fenlon wasn't completely happy with the Tigers' effort. "We settled for

a lot of 3's (32) when I thought we should have gone inside and we didn't take

care of the basketball," he said. "I wasn't happy with how we played

defensively at all and we fouled too much."

But the final result and first victory was what counted.

"I'll take it," Fenlon said.

At Neal Fieldhouse

D'Youville 23 43--66

DePauw 52 59--111

D'Youville -- Mueller 1-4 0-0 2, King 5-11 2-2 12, Ward 4-12 1-4 11, Davis 3-3

0-0 8, Munding 6-15 2-2 15, Gulledge 1-6 2-2 5, Satarian 2-5 1-2 5, Wahl 2-4

0-0 4, Kowalski 1-1 2-4 4, Khalid 0-1 0-0 0, LaChance 0-1 0-0 0, Goliszek 0-1

0-0 0 Crispin 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 25-64 FG, 10-16 FT, 66 TP.

DePauw: Oilar 1-7 0-0 2, Schott 7-9 3-7 17, Stewart 6-9 4-4 18, Moore 4-7 2-2

14, Sakel 4-9 12, Capes 4-7 1-2 10, McDonald 3-4 7-9 14, King 4-6 4-4 12,

Stone 1-2 2-2 5, Dunn 2-5 1-2 5, Brown 1-1 0-0 2, Werntz 0-2 0-2 0-0 0, Totals

37-69 FG, 24-32 FT, 111 TP.

3-Pt. FG -- DPU 13-32 (Moore 4-7, Sakel 4-7, Stewart 2-4, McDonald 1-2, Stone

1-2, Capes 1-4, Dunn 0-1, Werntz 0-2, Oilar 0-3), DC 6-17 (Davis 2-2, Ward 2-5, Gulledge 1-2, Munding 1-3, Satarian 0-1, Khalid 0-1, Mueller 0-1, King 0-2). Rebounds -- DPU 40 (Schott 8, McDonald 6, Capes 5, Oilar 4, Brown 3, Stone 3, Moore 2, Sakel 2, Stewart 1), DC 35 (Goliszek 6, Davis 5, Ward 5, Munding 4, King 3, Wahl 3, Kowalski 2, Gulledge 2, Mueller 1, Khalid 1, Crispin 1). Blocks -- DPU 4 (McDonald 2, Stone 2), DC 3 (Gulledge 2). Assists -- DPU 21 (Stewart 4, Moore 4), DC 11 (Ward 5). Steals -- DPU 15 (Stewart 4), DC 7 (Munding 3). Total fouls -- DPU 13, DC 25. Fouled out -- Gulledge.



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