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Tigers win 39th straight SCAC home game

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The DePauw women's basketball team won its 39th straight home game Sunday when it knocked off SCAC rival Sewanee, 75-55.

But things didn't get clicking until the second half.

DePauw came out in the second half leading 28-17 and proceeded to shoot the lights out of the gym. After Emily Marshall scored on a lay up, the Tigers hit three three-pointers back-to-back to jump to a 36-24 lead. Then they repeated the cycle. Brianna Frigerio hit a jump shot, then the Tigers drained five more three-pointers in a row.

"I thought we had a stretch in the second half where we got going well where we were knocking down shots and moving the ball around really well," DPU Head Coach Kris Huffman said. "We moved the ball well in that stretch and found the rim and helped us get that lead."

No matter where the Tigers shot from in the second half they couldn't miss. DePauw set a school record, hitting 13 three-pointers in Sunday's game.

Cassie Pruzin finished the night shooting 6-for-14 from the field and 5-for-9 from the three-point line. Her teammate Lauren Goff went 4-for-9 from the field and 3-for-8 from downtown as well. Then there was Brooke Osborne who shot 50 percent from the three-point line, going 3-for-6. All three girls finished the night in double digits. Pruzin led all-scorers with 17 while Goff pitched in 11 and Osborne had 10.

And when the Tigers did miss, they crashed the boards. DePauw out rebounded Sewanee 48-28 and grabbed 18 offensive rebounds in the game.

"That's been one of our strengths this year, that rebound margin," Huffman said. "We're not the best defensive team or the biggest or most physical team out here, but we have done nice a job on the glass and that has helped us become who we are this year."

The Tigers scored 19 second-chance points in Sunday's game, with 12 of them coming in the second half.

The first half was good for the Tigers, but it wasn't their best.

They never relinquished the lead they took in the beginning of the game, but they only shot 34.5 percent from the field, compared to the 48.5 percent they shot in the second half.

The Tigers finished the regular season undefeated at home and won their 47th straight home SCAC contest and will be back in action on Friday as they take part in the SCAC tournament.

At Neal Field House.

Sewanee 17 38 -- 55

DePauw 28 47 -- 75

DePauw -- Pruzin 6 0-0 17, Mathews 1 0-0 2, Frigerio 3 0-2 6, Travelstead4 0-0 8, Marshall 1 4-5 6, Goff 4 0-111, Denbow 2 2-2 7, Harrison 0 0-2 0, Osborne 3 1-2 10, Aldrich 0 1-2 1, Boraz 2 2-2 7. Totals -- FG 26-62, FT 10-18, TP 75.

Sewanee -- Miller 6 0-0 13, Smiley 3 1-2 10, Robinson 1 0-0 3, Gulley 3 5-6 11, Kabbes 3 2-3 8, Elliot 1 0-0 2, Morrison 1 0-0 2, Ginsburg 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Zakas 0 0-0 0, Weisman 21-2 6. Totals -- FG 20-57, 9-13, 55.