DePauw advances to Tampa Bay Shootout title game; Transylvania defeats Maryville
December 29, 2005
December 29, 2005, Tampa, Fla. - Five DePauw players scored in double figures as the Tigers opened the Tampa Bay Shootout with an 88-65 victory over Kalamazoo. The Tigers square off in Friday's championship game against Tranylvania which defeated Maryville (Tenn.) in tonight's second game by an 87-80 score.
The Tigers (5-6) trailed only once at 2-0, but a late 17-2 run pushed DePauw's lead to as many as 25 on the way to a 42-21 advantage at the break. Kalamazoo (3-7) opened the second half with a 14-4 run to close to within 11, but DePauw eventually extended the lead to as many as 26 in the closing minutes.
Todd Capes paced the Tigers with a season-high 19 points, while Stephen Schott added 14 and Reid Sakel 13. Mike Moore followed with 11 and Austin Brown scored 10. Mat Kellogg hit all six of his field goal tries and led the Hornets with 12 points.
The Tigers shot 54 percent for the game including 58.6 percent in the second half, while holding Kalamazoo to just 42 percent which included 29.6 percent in the first half. DePauw held a 36-30 advantage on the boards with Brian Oilar hauling down eight. Phil Weaver paced Kalamazoo with six boards.
In the evening's second game, the score was tied eight times and the lead changed hands seven times as Transylvania (8-2) came away with the seven-point victory. Maryville (8-2) held a 53-51 lead after Bo Mason's three-pointer with 12:24 left in the second half, but the Pioneers scored five straight to take the lead for good.
Joey Verax came off the bench to lead Transylvania with 20 points in 21 minutes, while Matt Finke added 12 and Joey Searle scored 10. Monte Calloway paced four Fighting Scots in double figures with 16. Mason and Bradley Blair each scored 15 and Bobby Golden followed with 10.
Jeremy Holliday paced Maryville with six rebounds, while Bryan Howard and Finke each had six for Transylvania. The Fighting Scots held a narrow 32-31 edge on the boards.
Friday's third-place game between Kalamazoo and Maryville begins at 1 p.m. with the championship contest between DePauw and Transylvania slated for 3 p.m.