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Carthage Athletics | December 30, 2013

Carthage dows No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater

LAS VEGAS -- Carthage (9-2, 0-0 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin), ranked 14th, knocked off No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater (8-2) 91-77 on Sunday, the second day of the Classic at the South Point Hotel Casino Arena in Las Vegas.

The Lady Reds opened tournament play on Saturday with an 88-61 win against Carroll.

Carthage shot 52 percent (34-65), including 7 of 15 from 3-point range, while Wisconsin-Whitewater shot just 38 percent (24-63), including 9 of 20 3-pointers. The Lady Reds got to the free-throw line 26 times and made 16, while the Warhawks hit 20 of 27. Carthage outrebounded UW-Whitewater by a 45-35 margin.

Michelle Wenzel led the way with 20 points on 9 of 13 field goals and 2 of 3 free throws, along with eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Stephanie Kuzmanic scored 16 points on 5 of 17 shooting and 6 of 8 free throws, along with eight rebounds and seven assists. Kasey Kleiner had 15 points on 4 of 5 field goals, including 3 of 4 3-pointers. Kristi Schmidt had 11 points and five boards, while Alexis Hahn added 11 points and six rebounds.

Abbi Reeves led the Warhawks with a game-high 22 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including 6 of 9 3-pointers, along with 4 of 5 free throws. Mary Merg added 15 points.

No. 1 DePauw 70, Alma 40

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Alison Stephens matched a career high with 12 points and established a new one with 14 rebounds as host and top-ranked DePauw advanced to the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament title game with a 70-40 win against Alma.

The Tigers face No. 16 Ithaca in Monday's championship game after the Bombers topped Hanover 77-70.

DePauw never trailed on the way to its 43rd consecutive overall win and its 62nd consecutive regular-season victory as the Tigers scored the game's first eight points in the opening three minutes.

The Scots were still within seven at 15-8 before DePauw rattled off 11 in a row at the start of a 15-2 run to push the lead to 30-10. DePauw led 41-18 at the break and opened the second half with an 11-4 stretch to expand the margin to 30.

Savannah Trees led the Tigers with 13 followed by Stephens and Emma Ondik with 12 apiece. Stephens' 14 rebounds were a game high and the double-double was the first of her collegiate career. Ali Ross dished out five assists and head three steals in the win.

Mallory Pruett paced Alma with 14 points, while Erica Hansen followed with a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards.

DePauw shot just 32.4 percent from the field and hit 7 of 31 3-pointers, but the Scots connected on just 27.5 percent from the floor and were 3 of 17 from beyond the arc. The Tigers' 31 3-point attempts equaled a school record. DePauw outrebounded Alma 56-33 and held a 21-8 advantage in second-chance points.

No. 3 Amherst 73, Marywood 49

Marywood fell to reigning national champion Amherst 73-49 Sunday at the Las Vegas Hoopla.

The third-ranked Lord Jeffs remained unbeaten through 10 games on the season. Marywood dropped its second consecutive game to fall to 7-2 on the season.

Held to just 26.8 percent (15-of-56) shooting, including a 14.3 percent (3-of-21) clip in the first half, Marywood managed just 15 points in the first 20 minutes.

Amherst's Ali Doswell posted career-highs in points, rebounds and steals, with 16, eight and three, respectively, while Giddins added 11 points. Cheyenne Pritchard and Savannah Holness each had 10 points and combined for 11 rebounds.