COLLEGE REPORT: DePauw women claim first NCAC basketball win; Wilson by Crossroads League
Granville, Ohio - Paced by career-high scoring efforts from Emma LeMasters, Hayley Cange and Maeve Summerville, seventh-ranked DePauw moved to 3-0 with a 62-41 win at Denison. The Big Red dropped to 0-3 with the loss.
DePauw took a 26-20 lead into the halftime, but Denison opened the second half with a 10-3 run to take a 30-29 lead. The Big Red still led 34-33 with three minutes left in the third, but the Tigers roared back with an 8-1 stretch to grab a 41-35 lead as the teams headed to the final stanza.
Denison was within four at 43-39 in the opening two minutes of the fourth before Maddie Howe buried a 3-pointer, the Tigersí first of the contest, that started a 19-2 game-ending run. DePauw shot 57 percent from the field in the fourth to Denisonís 14 percent.
LeMasters led all scorers with 17, while Cange added a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds and Summerville totaled 11 points. Mikaila Carpenter led Denison with 12 points and Natalie Hutras hauled down five rebounds.
DePauw shot 41.5 percent from the floor and held Denison to just 28.3 percent and the Tigers outscored the Big Red from the line, 15-3. The Tigers held a commanding, 49-24, edge on the boards and outscored the hosts in the paint, 36-14 and on fast breaks, 14-0.
The two teams face each other in Greencastle on Saturday, February 13, at 3 p.m.
Wilson honored by Crossroads League
The Forester indoor track and field program was well-represented in the Crossroads League's weekly honors. Sophomore Emma Wilson was tabbed the Women's Track Athlete of the Week while junior Noah Bise earned the Men's Field Athlete of the Week badge.
Wilson (Greencastle HS, Greencastle, Ind.) collected wins in the 3000 meters and distance medley relay, running the 1600 meter leg, for the Foresters at the IWU Midwest Classic over the weekend. Her time of 9:45.65 in the 3K is tops in the NAIA this season while HU's DMR time of 12:17.76 also leads the nation.
She currently holds the fastest 1000 meters and mile time in the NAIA as well. This is Wilson's second CL indoor track weekly designation of the year.
Bise (Edgewood HS, Ellettsville, Ind.) brought home a pair of second-place finishes in long and triple jump from the Midwest Classic. His leap of 7.00 meters in long jump ranks him 11th among his NAIA peers across the nation while his mark of 13.44 meters in triple jump is a new Huntington record.
Next up for the Foresters is the Crossroads League Indoor Championships slated for February 19-20.