No. 20 DePaul 75, SIU-Edwardsville 65
Anna Martin and Brittany Hrynko had 15 points apiece, helping
No. 20 DePaul beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 75-65 on Friday
Keisha Hampton scored 12 points for the Blue Demons (8-1), who
will face No. 7 Tennessee on Sunday in the Maggie Dixon Classic
doubleheader at Madison Square Garden.
DePaul got off to a slow start and trailed 18-9 midway through
the first half. When the regulars returned to the court, DePaul put
together a 28-9 surge to take a 37-27 halftime lead.
”We weren’t ready to play and that just doesn’t happen here,”
Blue Demons coach Doug Bruno said. ”I don’t want to take anything
away from the kids from Edwardsville, they really deserve credit
when they come in and play a game like this.
”A lot of (our) people did some isolated good things, but it
was not a team effort.”
Courtney Kenner had 16 points for the Cougars (4-4), who have
dropped four of five. Michaela Herrod and Raven Berry each had
”We definitely needed to get off to that kind of start because
we knew DePaul can score a lot points in a hurry,” Edwardsville
coach Amanda Lewis said. ”We were very pleased with our start, we
just had too many turnovers.”
Edwardsville had 14 first-half turnovers and 25 for the game,
which DePaul converted into 27 points.