Onken, Siegrist help Villanova women upset No. 12 DePaul
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cameron Onken had the second triple-double in Villanova history, freshman star Madison Siegrist had a big double-double and the Wildcats pulled away in the second half to upset No. 12 DePaul 76-58 on Sunday.
It made for a memorable sendoff in the last official home game for coach Harry Perretta, who is retiring after 42 years.
On Senior Day, Onken, a redshirt junior who went through the pregame ceremony with Mary Gedaka and Bridget Herlihy, scored 12 points with career highs of 18 rebounds and 10 assists. Siegrist poured in 29 points, giving her a Villanova freshman record of 558, and pulled down 13 rebounds.
Gedaka scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half as the Wildcats, leading 33-30 at the half, took control.
Villanova (16-11, 10-6 Big East Conference) shot 53% in the second half while DePaul (25-4, 15-2), which had already clinched the regular-season championship, went 1 of 11 from 3-point range and shot 28%.
Gedeka had the first five points and Siegrist the next four in an 11-0 run midway through the third quarter that put the Wildcats on top 48-37. Taking a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, another 10-point run sealed it.
Chante Stonewall scored 16 points for DePaul, which had its six-game winning streak snapped, and Dee Bekelja added 14.
The Blue Demons, who won the first meeting 85-69, went 2 of 24 from 3-point range and shot 30%. It was their worst game from behind the arc this season.
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