No. 13 DePaul 90, NJIT 43
Felicia Chester scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense in
No. 13 DePaul’s 90-43 victory over New Jersey Institute of
Technology on Thursday night.
The win was the fifth straight and 15th in 16 games for the Blue
Demons (18-2) who never trailed.
Katherine Harry had 14 points and 14 rebounds while Anna Martin
added 13 points. Keisha Hampton had 12 and Taylor Pikes 10 for
DePaul, which is unbeaten in the Big East.
The game was originally supposed to be played on Dec. 29, but
was postponed because of a snowstorm that blanketed the
Jessica Gerald scored 21 points for the Highlanders (5-11), who
entered with a two-game winning streak.
It took less than 5 minutes for DePaul to open up a double digit
lead. the Highlanders rallied to 24-16 with 10 minutes left, but a
14-0 run by the Blue Demons broke it up.
Kristian Parker finally ended the drought for NJIT, but
consecutive 3-pointers by Sam Quigley in the final 1:28 of the half
gave the Blue Demons a 54-25 advantage at the break.
It was only the second time this season DePaul had topped 50
points in the first half.
DePaul opened the second half with a 11-0 run for a 65-25
advantage and lead never dipped below 33 points.
Thursday’s game was the 150th at McGrath Arena, located on
DePaul’s north side campus. The Blue Demons are 129-21 at the
facility, which replaced Alumni Hall in 2000.
DePaul is 11-0 this season at home and hosts Seton Hall when it
resumes Big East play on Saturday.