No. 23 DePaul 88, Northwestern 72

Keisha Hampton scored a career-high 32 points, Anna Martin added

21 points and No. 23 DePaul handed Northwestern its first loss of

the season Sunday, 88-72 in the Third Annual Autism Awareness

game.

With the game tied at 62, DePaul (5-1) went on an 8-2 run as

Hampton capped the surge with a 3-pointer. Northwestern (4-1)

pulled to 74-70 with 3:34 remaining, but the Blue Demons Jasmine

Penny scored five and Hampton had four as DePaul expanded its lead

to 83-70.

Both teams got off to a slow start. DePaul made only two of its

first nine shots, while Northwestern committed four turnovers.

DePaul turned things around, though, finishing 7 of 13 for

3-pointers in the first half. The Blue Demons led 41-37 lead at the

intermission.

Brittany Hrynko had 14 points for DePaul with four 3-pointers.

Danielle Diamant led Northwestern with 19 points. Morgan Jones had

17 points and Brittany Orban added 16 for the Wildcats.