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DPU women look to stay atop SCAC East

Friday, January 11, 2008

Coming off of last Sunday's 75-63 win over 15th-ranked Oglethorpe, the 11th-ranked DePauw women's basketball team is on the road this weekend, with a conference contest at Rhodes at 7 p.m. tonight and a 2 p.m. Sunday game at Birmingham-Southern.

With the win, the Tigers (10-2, 3-0 SCAC) took an early lead in the SCAC East standings.

DePauw guard Kalei Lowes stops to take a jump shot in Sunday's 75-63 win over Oglethorpe.
After trailing 35-33 at the half, DePauw outscored the Stormey Petrels 42-28 in the second half to pick up the victory. Four players reached double figures in scoring in the contest, led by Jenna Fernandez at 17 points. Kalei Lowes was just behind with 15. Cassie Pruzin and Gretchen Haehl each had 10. Fernandez led the Tigers with nine rebounds and Katie Mathews had three assists.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 72.1 points per game while allowing just 55.8 points, fewest in the conference.

On the year, the Tiger offense continues to be a model of balance, with Fernandez, Pruzin and Haehl all three averaging in double figures. Pruzin leads the way with 7.0 rebounds per game and Haehl has collected 4.4 assists per contest.

Tonight the Tigers visit Rhodes (5-5, 0-2 SCAC), which is coming off a 71-67 come-from-behind win over the University of Dallas on Tuesday. In that contest, Ashley Farrell led the Lynx with 22 points, followed by Becky Atnip with 18. Atnip led the Lynx in assists (3) while Cameron Whitaker hauled down 13 rebounds.

The Lynx are averaging 63.0 points per game while allowing 60.5.

The real difference for the two teams appears to be on the glass, where the Tigers are pulling down 11.5 more per game than their opponents. Rhodes, on the other hand, is giving up 3.8 more rebounds per game than they are getting.

On Sunday, DePauw will face Birmingham Southern (9-3) in an non-conference contest. Although the Panthers are associated with the SCAC, their games do not figure into the conference standings, as they are making the transition from NCAA Division I to Division III.

In their last game, the Panthers defeated Rhodes 67-58 in Memphis. In the contest, senior Reba Ross led the Panthers in points and rebounds with 27 and 12, respectively. Morgan Talbot distributed six assists.

For the year, Ross is leading the way for BSC with 21.5 ppg and 11.3 rpg. Her performance in the Rhodes game marked her eighth double-double of the season. She also surpassed the career 1,000 point mark in the contest.

The Panthers are scoring 70.3 points per game while giving up 59.5 points.

Both DePauw games are the first half of doubleheaders with the men's teams. Although the Tigers are on the road, both games can be heard on WGRE 91.5 FM.

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