1997-98 DePauw Women's Basketball Archive
The Tigers' exciting season came to an end in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday evening as they fell to the nation's second-ranked University of St. Thomas Tommies, 80-61. The Tigers led early, 8-6, but the hosts went on a 29-2 run and never looked back in gaining a 47-25 halftime lead. Kelly Morrison led the Tigers with 18 followed by Susan Bender with 15 and Kelly Bailey with 11. Kirsten Vipond, the Division III leader in field goal percentage at nearly 72 percent, hit 11 of 13 from the floor on the way to a game-high 24 points. Paige Olson added 18 and nailed four of six from three-point range. St.Thomas hit 59 percent for the game and the Tigers connected on just 35 percent. A more complete wrapup of the season will be posted later.
Tigers top Yellow Jackets; Sweet 16 is a reality
The Tigers hit 29 of 36 free throws and Susan Bender scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Tigers to a 70-63 second-round win over Baldwin-Wallace at the Neal Fieldhouse. Check out the Tigers' NCAA web pages for more detailed coverage.
Follow the Tigers in the NCAA Championship on the Tigers' official tournament page. Stop here for the latest game notes and postgame wrapup.
For the second time in three years the Tigers are headed to the NCAA Division III Championship. The Tigers, 22-4 on the season and winners of their last 14, earned a first round bye and will host the winner of Wednesday's Hope (16-10) at Baldwin-Wallace (22-5) contest. The second round game is scheduled for Saturday , March 7 at 3 p.m.
Backed by tournament MVP Kelly Bailey's career highs of 16 points and 17 rebounds, the Tigers made it a clean sweep in the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference as they won the conference tournament after going undefeated in the regular season conference loop. The Tigers led by as many as 10 in the first half, but Manchester battled back to close the gap to two at halftime. The Spartans tied the game on the opening possession of the second half, but the Tigers went on a 14-4 run to get the margin back to double digits. The spread was just seven with 5:02 left after Jaime Wilson buried two free throws, but DePauw scored six straight as two Bailey jumpers sandwiched a pair of free throws from Susan Bender. Kelly Morrison led the Tigers in scoring with 17, while Bender added 14. Both joined Bailey on the all-tournament team. Manchester's Leanne Lake and Wilson earned spots on the team as did Hanover's Leslie Fryman. The Tigers will learn their NCAA tournament fate on Sunday evening. You can get the latest info right here.
A 14-4 run in the opening seven minutes of the second half pushed the Tigers' lead from 12 to 22 on the way to a 76-44 win over Anderson in the second semifinal game of the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Championship. The Tigers were led by Kelly Morrison's 17 and Kelly Bailey's 11. DeAnn Edge led Anderson with 13 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. The Tigers take on Manchester at 3 p.m. on Saturday for the championship. Manchester defeated Hanover 70-60 in the first semifinal game.
DePauw's Neal Fieldhouse is the site for this weekend's semifinal and championship games of the seond ICAC Women's Basketball Championship. The first game on Friday tips off at 6 p.m. and features number two seed Manchester against the winner of Thursday's Rose-Hulman at Hanover game. DePauw plays the 8 p.m. game against the winner of Thursday's Franklin at Anderson game. Friday's winners square off at 3 p.m. on Saturday. For a complete look at the tournamnet, check out the ICAC Tournament Homepage.
Tigers move up to second in Great Lakes Region and 14th in WBCA national poll
The Tigers are picking up steam as the regular season comes to a close and the postseason begins. DePauw moved up to second in the Great Lakes Region poll from their previos ranking of fourth. They also moved to 14th in the nation in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III poll.
For the second consecutive week, Kelly Morrison and the DePauw Tigers lead Division III in three-point field goal percentage. Morrison is connecting on 51.4 percent of her trey attempts, while DePauw is hitting 41.0 percent as a team. Morrison also ranks 19th in free throw shooting at 82.2 percent. DePauw ranks third in free throw percentage and fourth in rebound margin.
After leading by just two at halftime, the Tigers outscored visiting Franklin 45-19 in the second half for a 74-46 win. The victory was the Tigers' school- record 12th in a row and lifted their overall record to 20-4. The Tigers finish ICAC play at 10-0 and are the first team to win 10 conference games since the ICAC went to a 10-game schedule in 1995-95. Susan Bender led four DePauw double-figure scorers with 16 points. Amy Hasbrook grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and Kelly Bailey added 13 boards as the Tigers outrebounded Franklin 59-33. The Tigers will host the ICAC tournament semifinals and championship games next Friday and Saturday. DePauw will play the winner of the Franklin-Anderson game which will be played on Thursday. Tipoff for DePauw's game on Friday is set for 8 p.m.
The Tiger women earned a hard-fought 61-52 win at Manchester and by so doing, captured the 1997-98 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. The win was also their 11th straight and equaled a school record. Susan Bender led the Tigers with 18 points on nine-of-11 shooting, while Kelly Morrison added 16 points. Amy Hasbrook hauled down 14 rebounds for the Tigers who outrebounded the Spartans, 44-29. Leanne Lake led Manchester with 15 points. The Tigers held Manchester to just 28 percent shooting from the field. The Tigers will now host the ICAC semifinals and championship games on February 27-28.
In one of the biggest games of the season, the Tigers came up really big and defeated Thomas More, 76-66. The win was the Tigers' 10th straight and lifted their overall record to 18-4. Kelly Morrison scored 22 points to lead five Tiger double figure scorers. Susan Bender posted the Tigers' first-ever triple-double as she finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Sherry Clinkenbeard led the Saints with 31 including 24 in the first half.
The Tigers held host Anderson to just 27.5 percent shooting for the game and only 15 percent in the second half on the way to a 70-49 ICAC victory. The win lifts the Tigers' overall record to 17-4 and their ICAC mark to 8-0. It was also their ninth straight win. Kelly Morrison led the Tigers with 18 followed by Ann Hall with 13 and Susan Bender with 11. Kelly Bailey hauled down 11 boards and blocked two shots to raise her season total to 30 which is a DePauw record.
Tough first-half defense and 59 percent shooting from the floor lifted the Tigers to a 46-18 halftime lead on the way to a 73-36 win at Rose-Hulman. DePauw is now 16-4 overall and 7-0 in ICAC play. Kirstin Rhinehart was the lone double-figure scorer for the Tigers with 11 points. Amy Hasbrook totaled 11 rebounds as the Old Gold outrebounded the Engineers 46-33. Kelly Bailey recorded two blocked shots to lift her season total to 28 which ties the school record by Karla Reissler (1982-83) and Jenn Hein (1993-94).
Alicia Smith's jumper with eight seconds left was off the mark and the Tigers rebounded to preserve the ICAC victory at the Neal Fieldhouse. The game was knotted at 66-66 after Smith's jumper with 1:16 left, but Amy Hasbrook and Paula Boback each hit one of two free throws in the final minute for the final margin. Smith led all scorers with 25. Kelly Morrison led DePauw with 18 followed by Ann Hall and Boback with 11 apiece. The Tigers remain in first place in the ICAC at 6-0 and the win was the seventh straight for the 15-4 Tigers.
Kelly Morrison's 19 points paced four DePauw double-figure scorers as the Tigers won their sixth straight game by defeating Franklin 75-65. The Tigers shot 57 percent in the first half on the way to a 46-28 lead, but committed 16 second- half turnovers in the 10-point victory. Ann Hall added 17 points and Susan Bender chipped in with 15 points, five rebounds and six assists. Amy Hasbrook recorded a double-double with career highs of 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Kelly Morrison poured in a career-high 28 points in 24 minutes and Amy Hasbrook equaled a career high with 13 rebounds as the Tigers turned it on in the second half to defeat Manchester 76-61. The win puts the Tigers in first place by themselves.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick 14 point lead and Anderson got no closer than seven the rest of the way as the Old Gold defeated the visiting Ravens 74-43. The win was the fourth straight for the 26th-ranked Tigers. Erin Wolfe netted a career-best 13 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Tigers. Kelly Bailey added 12 points and 12 rebounds and Susan Bender dropped in 10 points.
A DePauw women's basketball record crowd of over 800 watched the Tigers roll past St. Mary's 73-45 to improve to 11-4 on the season. Kelly Morrison scored a career-high 24 points and tied the school record with six three-pointers including five in the first half. Ann Hall added 10 points and Amy Hasbrook hauled down a career-high 13 rebounds as the Old Gold outrebounded the Belles, 52-32.
Ann Hall scored a career-high 28 points and Kelly Morrison added 18 off the bench to lead the Tigers to a 90-40 ICAC win over Rose-Hulman. The Tigers used a 14-2 run over the final seven minutes of the first half to take a 38-18 halftime advantage and then scored 17 of the first 23 points of the second half to put the Engineers away. Hall scored her points in just 26 minutes. Kelly Bailey added 10 points and Amy Hasbrook grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded four steals. The Tigers outrebounded Rose-Hulman 50-20.
DePauw outrebounded Hanover 45-30 and turned the ball over only 16 times in earning a 58-41 win over the host Panthers in the ICAC opener for both teams. Susan Bender led the Tigers with 18, while Kelly Morrison chipped in 14 points-all in the second half. Kelly Bailey added 10 points and a game- high 13 rebounds. Bender also led the Tigers with six steals.
A sloppy first half put the Tigers in a hole, but they battled back to lead by as many as five with just over four minutes left. Millikin's K.C. Hammond scored a layup with nine seconds left to grab the 57-55 win. Ann Hall led the Tigers with 24 and Kelly Morrison followed with 15 all of which came in the second half.
The Tigers trailed by as many as 13 early in the second half to Simon Fraser, but rallied to take the lead before finally losing, 74-65. Ann Hall led the Tigers with 22 and Kelly Morrison added 13. Kelly Bailey hauled down 10 rebounds. Hall was named to the all-tournament team.
Dona Haskett's steal and two free throws with 1.6 seconds left preserved the Tigers' 53-50 win over Bethany (Kan.) in the semifinals of the Great Bahamas Goombay Shootout. The Tigers, now 8-2, play Simon Fraser on Monday for the title. Erin Wolfe and Susan Bender each scored eight points and Amy Hasbrook grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Old Gold. The see-saw game included 13 ties and 17 lead changes and neither team led by more than four points.
Ann Hall scored a career-high 27 points and Susan Bender recorded a double-double to lead the Tigers to an 80-67 win over Graceland at the Great Bahamas Goombay Shootout in Nassau. The Tigers take on Bethany (Kan.) which defeated Muhlenberg 59-30.
Tigers pull away from Hornets for Invitational title
The Tigers blew open a close game in the second half to capture the DePauw Invitational championship by beating Kalamazoo 74-56. Ann Hall and Jamie Selip each scored 11 and Kelly Bailey added 10. Bailey grabbed 15 boards and Dona Haskett hauled in 13. Hall and Bailey were named to the all-tournament team.
Tigers roll past Dominican; face Kalamazoo in title game
Erin Wolfe scored 12 off the bench and Susan Bender added 10 to lead a balanced Tiger attack to a 73-47 win over Dominican (Ill.) University in the DePauw Invitational. The Tigers face Kalamazoo at 3 p.m. on Saturday for the title. Kalamazoo defeated Eureka 73-62 in the opening game.
The Tigers saw their four-game win streak go by the wayside as host Taylor came oput quickly and never trailed in taking an 86-67 win. The Trojans scored the first 11 and held a 23-3 lead just 6:17 into the contest. Kelly Morrison led the Tigers with 16 followed by Ann Hall with 13. Sarah Krause led Taylor with 22.
The Tigers used a 23-0 run that bridged the first and second halves on the way to a 90-46 thumping of visiting MacMurray College. Erin Wolfe scored 14 to lead the Tigers who move to 4-1 on the season. Ann Hall added 12 and Kelly Bailey had 10 to go along with a game-high eight rebounds. Susan Bender dished out seven assists, recorded four steals and scored nine points in the win. The Tigers travel to Taylor for a battle with the Trojans on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Tigers built an 18-point halftime lead on the strength of 54 percent shooting from the floor and made it hold up in an 80-70 win at Marian College. Ann Hall scored 22 and Susan Bender added 20 in the victory. The 3-1 Tigers host MacMurray at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Tigers held Capital to just four points over the final 9:41 and outscored the Crusaders 17-4 during that stretch to take a 67-54 win over the perennial Division III power. Kelly Morrison scored 14 with Susan Bender and Erin Wolfe each popping in 10. In her first collegiate start, Kelly Bailey grabbed 13 rebounds. The Tigers are at Marian on Tuesday.
Ann Hall and Kirstin Rhinehart each scored 16 points to lead the Tigers to a 96-56 win over Illinois College in the consolation game of the Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament. The Tigers, 1-1, host Capital on Saturday.
The Tigers opened the 1997-98 season with a 72-67 loss to Washington (Mo.) University in the opening game of the Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament. Susan Bender led the Tigers with 16 points and Ann Hall added 13, but the Tigers were outrebounded 47-31. The Tigers will play the loser of the Illinois Wesleyan-Illinois College game. Stats will be posted on Saturday.