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DIII Roundup: DePauw beats Ithaca for tourney title

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Behind Savannah Trees' 21-point effort and Alison Stephens' second consecutive double-double, top-ranked DePauw captured the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament championship with a 65-47 victory against No. 16 Ithaca.

The Tigers improved to 10-0 with their 44th consecutive overall win and 63rd consecutive regular-sesason victory, while the Bombers dropped to 6-2.

Trees, the tournaments most outstanding player, scored 16 of her game-high 21 in the second half. Stephens equaled her career high and matched Sunday's 12-point outing and hauled down 12 rebounds to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.

Francesca Cotrupe paced the Bombers with 11 points and 16 rebounds and Ithaca held a 41-33 advantage on the boards. Cotrupe and Mary Kate Tierney were also named to the all-tourney team.

The Tigers hit 38.9 percent from the field, while Ithaca shot 35.0 percent. DePauw outscored Ithaca from the line 19-1 and committed just seven turnovers.

No. 6 Thomas More 73, Centre 38

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss scored a game-high 30 points on Monday to lead sixth-ranked Thomas More to 73-38 win against in-state rival Centre at Alumni Gymnasium.

With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 10-0 and with the loss the Colonials fall to 6-4.

Moss score her 30 points on 13 of 19 shooting from the field, including 3 of 5 from behind the 3-point arc in 24 minutes of action.  Katie Kitchen joined in her double-figure scoring with 10 points as she was 4 of 5 from the field. Senior guard Devin Beasley just missed double-figure scoring with nine points. Sophomore guard Olivia Huber and senior forward Moriah Corey  led the team on the boards with four rebounds each. Beasley led the team in assists with four, while Moss led the team in steals with seven.

No. 7 Tufts 66, Hartwick 51

ONEONTA, NY -- Tufts outscored host Hartwick 15-6 in the final eight minutes of the first half and went on to a 66-51 victory against the Hawks on Monday afternoon.

The Jumbos returned to action after a 23-day hiatus and improved to 9-0 with the victory. Hartwick, playing for the first time in 25 days, dropped to 6-2.

Hayley Kanner led Tufts with 16 points while adding five rebounds, four blocks and three assists. Foley finished with 14 points, shooting 4 for 6 from 3-point range. Berman and Moynihan had 10 points each. The Jumbos recorded 17 assists on 24 baskets, led by four from Kelsey Morehead. She also had a team-high seven rebounds.

Dumas notched a double-double for the Hawks with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Lee Arduini added 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Taylor Vonasek also had 10 points. Hartwick won the battle of the boards 41-35. Maria Foglia finished with seven rebounds and four assists. The hosts were just 3-for-17 from 3-point territory.

Ohio Northern 68, No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater 67

LAS VEGAS -- Sophomore Carly Thomas made the game tying and go-ahead free throw with 3.6 seconds left to give Ohio Northern a 68-67 victory against No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater on Monday afternoon at the Classic at the South Point Arena.

The Polar Bears improve to 9-2 on the season, while the Warhawks fall to 8-3.

Junior Jordan Kimes finished with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds. Thomas added 13 points on 4 of 5 shooting and also pulled down a career-high six rebounds.

Sophomore Brooke Espenschied finished with 10 points and seniors Sara Kocian and Cenzie Yoder each scored eight points.

No. 9 Whitman 83, Warner Pacific 51

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Whitman will usher in 2014 undefeated after beating visiting Warner Pacific of the NAIA 83-51 in its final nonconcerence test on Monday night.

Sarah Anderegg led all scorers with 21 points, while Tiffani Traver contributed 19 and Heather Johns added 13. Meghan White recorded 15 rebounds and had four blocks, anchoring a defensive effort that held Warner Pacific to 35.7 percent from the field, compared to Whitman's 48.5 percent. The Missionaries also had 14 steals and forced 21 turnovers.