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DePauw women stay perfect with win at Kenyon

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The top-ranked DePauw women's basketball team scored the first eight points of the second half to extend a six-point halftime lead to 14 and the margin stayed in double figures the rest of the way as the Tigers topped Kenyon by a 77-57 score in North Coast Athletic Conference action.

DePauw improved to 20-0 overall and 11-0 in NCAC play, while the Ladies dropped to 14-6 overall and 8-3 in conference play. The Tigers extended their regular season win streak to 45 and notched their 12th straight 20-win season and 16th in the last 17 years.

The Tigers held an early five-point lead before Kenyon scored six straight to take its second lead of the game which marked the first time since December 29 that DePauw trailed in a game.

Senior Ellie Pearson sank two free throws before junior Ali Ross knocked down a three and senior Kathleen Molloy hit a jumper to cap a 7-0 to give DePauw a 15-9 advantage. The first-half lead reached as many as 10 on junior Alison Stephens' bucket with just under five minutes remaining. The Tigers went to the break with a 35-29 advantage.

Pearson started the second-half scoring before junior Alex Gasaway converted a three-point play and Ross nailed a three to make it 43-29 with 18:10 left. Kenyon made one free throw on its next possession before sophomore Savannah Trees pushed the lead to 16 on a trey.

The Ladies trimmed the DePauw lead to 11 at 59-48 on Maureen Hirt's two free throws with 5:51 remaining, but Trees responded with a three and Ross added a layup to extend the margin to 64-48.

Ross paced DePauw with a season-high 17, while Gasaway added 15 and Trees 12. Pearson hauled down eight rebounds as the Tigers held a 42-25 edge on the boards. Kate Walker dished out a team-high four assists.

Hirt led Kenyon with 26 points and six rebounds with Maggie Boelter handing out four assists.

DePauw connected on 43.1 percent from the floor to Kenyon's 38.0 percent, but the Tigers, who entered with the nation's top three-point percentage, hit 8-18 from beyond the arc.

The Tigers travel to Allegheny on Friday, Feb. 1, for a 6 p.m. contest against the Gators.



At Kenyon
DePauw
35 42 -- 77
Kenyon
29 28 -- 57

Scoring
DePauw (20-0, 11-0): Ali Ross 5-7 4-5 17; Alex Gasaway 4-12 7-7 15; Savannah Trees 4-10 1-2 12;
 Alison Stephens 4-7 0-0 9; Ellie Pearson 3-6 2-3 8; Kate Walker 2-7 3-4 7;
 Kathleen Molloy 2-5 0-0 4; Emma Ondik 1-3 0-0 3; Erin McGinnis 0-1 2-2 2; 
Hannah Lukemeyer 0-0 0-0 0; Lauren Abendroth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 19-23
 77.

Kenyon (14-6, 8-3 NCAC): 
Maureen Hirt 8-14 8-8 26; Katie Adlam 3-5 1-2 7; Meredith Williams 2-5 2-2
7; Kayla Ernst 2-12 1-1 5; Maggie Boelter 1-6 0-0 3; Imani Ladson 0-2 3-4 3;
Molly Rubin 1-1 0-0 2; Shelby Gray 1-1 0-0 2; Lauren Kriete 1-4 0-0 2; Sarah
Hobbs 0-0 0-0 0; Morgan Scully 0-0 0-0 0; Avery Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
19-50 15-17 57.

3-point goals -- DePauw University 8-18 (Savannah Trees 3-5; Ali Ross 3-5;
Alison Stephens 1-3; Emma Ondik 1-3; Kathleen Molloy 0-1; Alex Gasaway 0-1),
Kenyon College 4-15 (Maureen Hirt 2-6; Maggie Boelter 1-5; Meredith Williams
1-2; Lauren Kriete 0-2). Fouled out--DePauw University-None, Kenyon 
College-None. Rebounds--DePauw University 42 (Ellie Pearson 8), Kenyon 
College 25 (Maureen Hirt 6). Assists--DePauw University 15 (Kate Walker 4),
Kenyon College 9 (Maggie Boelter 4). Total fouls--DePauw University 20,
Kenyon College 20. Technical fouls--DePauw University-None, Kenyon
 College-None.



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