basketball-women-d3 flag | November 23, 2013

Top 10: DePauw survives in double OT

Emma Ondik

Top-ranked DePauw and Centre battled through a game that included 15 ties and 13 lead changes, but the Tigers knocked down 8-of-10 free throws in the second overtime and took a 68-64 double-overtime win against the host Colonels.

Neither team led by more than five points during regulation and DePauw trailed 48-45 with a bit more than one minute left. Emma Ondik's three-pointer with 1:10 remaining knotted the score at 48 and Savannah Trees gave the Tigers a 50-48 lead on a jumper with 14 seconds left. 

Centre couldn't convert on the other end, but Mary Gordon Stough snagged an offensive rebound and the Colonels called a timeout with 1.6 seconds left. Maggie Hartlage took an in-bounds pass from Alanna Guy and tied the game with a layup at the buzzer.

In the first overtime, the hosts held a pair of three-point leads including a 58-55 advantage after Guy hit one of two free throws with 28 seconds left. Ondik knocked in a three with 11 seconds left to force a second overtime.

The Colonels grabbed a two-point lead early in the second extra session, but DePauw's Ali Ross hit a bucket and added three free throws to give the Tigers a 65-62 lead with 1:10 remaining. Hartlage hit two charity tosses to trim the Tigers' lead to one, but Ondik made a free throw and Trees hit a pair for the final four-point margin.

Ondik notched a career-high 18 in the win and hit 5-of-9 three-pointers. Trees added 14 with Alison Stephens and Ali Ross each adding 10. Abby Keller grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds including seven on the offensive glass. 

Paige Baechle paced Centre with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Stough and Michele Judy each added 10.

DePauw shot just 34.3 percent for the game, but was charged with just five turnovers. Centre connected on 44.9 percent for the game, but failed in all six three-point attempts.

The Tigers improved to 4-0 with their 38th consecutive win and 57th consecutive in the regular season, while Centre dropped to 3-1.

No. 2 Washington-St. Louis 78, Hiram 61

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Second-ranked Washington-St. Louis used a 26-9 run midway through the game to turn a two-point deficit into a 15-point lead as the Bears pulled away in the second half for a 78-61 win against Hiram at the Paul F. Knueppel Classic Saturday afternoon.

Melissa Gilkey recorded the 11th double-double of her career with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Rettig added 16 points, just two shy of her career-high, and added six rebounds. Alyssa Johanson chipped in eight points off the bench, while graduate student forward Kristin Anda had seven points and five rebounds, and Maddy Scheppers had six points and six rebounds.Senior guard Lucy Montgomery and junior center Steph Vukotic also had six points each in the win. Sophomore guard Jordan Thompson had a solid game for the Bears, finishing with four points, a career-high seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

Marisa Thomas led Hiram with 22 points in the game, including 5-of-8 from three-point range, but the Bears limited her to just six in the second half.

Washington U. improved to 3-0 with the win, while Hiram dropped to 1-4.

No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater 91, Edgewood 71

The Warhawks won their fourth consecutive road game of 2013-14.

Amy Mandrell led all players with 18 points, including a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line, with seven rebounds. Mary Merg added 16 and Burton finished with 14. Reeves scored all of her points in the second half and Reilly Stewart totaled 13 including a 7-7 showing from the charity stripe. Kaitlyn Thill added six assists and five steals to her nine points for the Warhawks.

UW-W outscored the Eagles by 18 points, 44-26, in the paint and posted 18 fastbreak points compared to just four for EC. Whitewater's bench players added 21 points in the game, 10 more than the extras for Edgewood.

No. 6 Montclair State 98, Rowan 58

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Junior forward Melissa Tobie had 20 points while junior guard Janitza Aquino added 16 as No. 6 Montclair State put five players in double figures as the Red Hawks raced past Rowan in their NJAC opener at the Panzer Athletic Center on Saturday.

Sophomore Sandra Gee chipped in with 12 points off the bench as the Red Hawks (3-0, 1-0 NJAC) defeated the Profs for the fourth consecutive time while running its regular-season winning streak and NJAC regular-season winning streak to 31 and 20 games, respectively. Montclair State also recorded its 21st consecutive win at home dating back to January 2012.

Valerie Garofalo had 12 points and five rebounds for Rowan, which fell to 0-3 on the season, 0-1 in the NJAC.

No. 7 Amherst 80, RPI 57

AMHERST, Mass. -- The fifth-ranked Jeffs got 18 points from Marley Giddens in defeating RPI in the opening game of the Amherst College Tip-Off Tournament.

With the win, the Jeffs improve to 3-0, while the Engineers drop to 1-3.

No. 8 Thomas More 83, Capital 68

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss recorded her third consecutive double-double today as the eighth-ranked Thomas More College women's basketball team defeated Capital.

Moss finished with a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds. Junior forward Jenny Burgoyne and Sydni Wainscott joined her in double-figure scoring with 20 and 15 points respectively. Devin Beasley led the team in assists with five, while Wainscott led the team in steals with two.

No. 9 Hope 78, Wis.-Lutheran 72 (OT)

Guard Megan Kelley scored six of her game-high 18 points in overtime to spark the nationally ranked Hope women's basketball team to a 78-72 win at Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday.

The Flying Dutch (5-0 overall) scored the first seven points of overtime during the final game of the Paul F. Knueppel Classic and outscored their foe 12-6 in overtime.

"We showed poise and intensity in the overtime to win it," Hope coach Brian Morehouse said. Kelley, a senior, scored four of Hope's first six points during the five-minute overtime period.

Hope led 72-66 after layup with 2:47 remaining. Wisconsin Lutheran (1-2) sent the game to overtime tied at 66-66 by burying a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining in regulation.

"I thought Megan came up big on the defensive end on the offensive end all night long," Morehouse said. All-tournament selection Megan McAfee scored 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. It was the fourth consecutive double-double for McAfree, a sophomore forward. Junior forward Rebekah Llorens added 15 points and eight rebounds.

No. 10 Tufts 67, Brandeis 43

Hayley Kanner had 19 points Saturday as 10th-ranked Tufts defeated Brandeis at the Red Auerbach Arena in Waltham, Mass.

Kelsey Morehead had 11 points for the winners, who moved to 4-0 with the victory.

Both teams struggled from the field. Tufts shot just 38.5 percent while Brandeis managed just 30 percent.

Kasey Dean scored 17 points for Brandeis, which dropped to 1-3 with the loss.

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