2000-01 DePauw Women's Basketball Archive
DePauw splits final two games in Australia
The Tigers finished with a 2-1 record during their trip to Australia as they defeated the Sutherland Sharks by a 60-52 score on Wednesday. Colleen Powers led DePauw with 13 followed by Lindsey Rush with 11. The previous day, the Tigers fell to the Bankstown Bruins by an 87-51 count. Dana Ferguson and Kim Weigle each scored 10 in the defeat.
Led by 10 points each from seniors Lindsey Blackman and Lindsey Rush, the Tigers opened play in Australia with a 78-62 win over New South Wales Metro in their first of three games. The game was played at the Sydney Superdome which was the site of the 2000 Summer Olympic Game basketball competition.
The teams played a first half that consisted of two 10-minute periods and a second half of two, 12-minute periods. The Tigers trailed 10-9 after one and grabbed a 24-20 lead at halftime. They led 48-38 after three before scoring 30 points over the final 12 minutes. The New South Wales Metro team was a young Australian all-star team. Other scorers for the Tigers included Colleen Powers and Kim Weigle with nine each, Heather Wiles with eight and Erin Miller, Kapica Davis and Dana Ferguson with seven apiece. Sarah MacKay added five, Jill Schneider four and Mandy Harrison two.
Tigers set to embark on international experience
The DePauw women's basketball team departs on Friday, August 3, for a 10-day trip that includes stops in Australia and Honolulu, Hawaii. more
Rush named to the All-South First Team
DePauw junior guard Lindsey Rush was one of five players chosen to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association of America all-District 5 team. Rush led the Tigers with a 15.7 points per game average.
Three Tigers earn all-SCAC honors
DePauw juniors Lindsey Rush and Sarah MacKay as well as sophomore Meredith Miles have been named all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference selections. Rush was a first team choice, while MacKay and Miles earned honorable mention. Complete team
Tigers lose to Centre; at-large bid only possibility for postseason play
DePauw lost at home to Centre by an 85-76 score and, in the process, fell into a three-way tie for the SCAC title with the Colonels and Sewanee. Centre won the tiebreaker and the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship by virtue of their 3-1 record against DePauw and Sewanee. Sarah MacKay led the Tigers with a career-high 23 points and dished out five assists. Jennifer Patterson paced Centre with 25 and Beth Johnson followed with 20. The Tigers only chance of getting into the tournament is to pick up one of the seven at-large bids. Those selections will be announced on Sunday evening. Box score
Tigers fall for first time at home; winner-take-all showdown with Centre on Saturday
The Tigers lost for the first time at the Neal Fieldhouse this year as they fell to Sewanee 74-65. Lindsey Rush led DePauw with 18 points, while Meredith Miles added 14. Jill Schneider grabbed 11 rebounds to lead DePauw, but the Tigers were outrebounded 42-32. Michelle Chambers led all scorers with 28 and equaled an SCAC record with eight three-pointers. The loss leaves the Tigers with a one-game lead over both Sewanee and Centre entering the final night of conference play on Saturday. DePauw hosts Centre at 6 p.m. with the winner earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Story with photos and box score
DePauw remains 15th in D3Hoops.com poll; move up to first in South Region
The 19-4 Tigers are ranked 15th in the D3Hoops.com Division III poll for the third straight week. DePauw moved up one spot to first in the NCAA South Region. The Tigers can clinch their third bid to the NCAA Division III Championship in the last four years with their next win. DePauw hosts Sewanee on Friday and Centre on Saturday. Both games tip off at 6 p.m.
Tigers clinch share of SCAC title with 80-55 win over Rose-Hulman
A 17-3 run in the second half lifted the Tigers to an 80-55 home win over Rose-Hulman. The victory also gave the Tigers a share of their third straight SCAC title and fifth straight overall (including two in the ICAC). Lindsey Rush paced the Tigers with 21 points. box score
DePauw ranked 14th in latest USA Today/WBCA poll
Despite two road wins, the Tigers slipped one spot to 14th in the latest USA Today/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III poll.
Tigers still ranked 15th in D3hoops.com poll; second in South Region coaches' rankings
The 18-4 Tigers remained ranked 15th in the latest D3hoops.com poll. They also are ranked second in the South Region according to the regional advisory committee. DePauw hosts Rose-Hulman on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and can clinch a share of their fifth straight conference title with a win over the Engineers. Complete D3hoops.com poll
DePauw wins at Southwestern, 72-53; stay in first in SCAC race
Four Tigers scored in double figures led by Meredith Miles with 14 and Sarah MacKay with 12 in DePauw's 72-53 win at Southwestern. Kim Weigle and Lindsey Rush each scored 11 and Dana Ferguson grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. DePauw improved to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in the SCAC and are now two games ahead in the loss column with three to play. Story with box score
Tigers remain in first in SCAC with 61-48 win at Trinity
DePauw was led by Sarah MacKay with 17 points and Lindsey Rush with 15 as the Tigers took a 61-48 win at Trinity. With the win the Tigers improve to 17-4 overall and 12-2 in the SCAC and remain in first place in the SCAC. Game story with box score
DePauw climbs in two national polls
The Tigers have moved up eight spots to 13th in the latest USA Today/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III poll and up nine places to 15th in the latest D3Hoops.com poll.
Tigers move back to second in NCAA South Region
The Tigers moved back up one spot to second in the latest NCAA Division III South Region coaches' poll. The Tigers trail only Hardin-Simmons and are just ahead of SCAC rival Sewanee.
Tigers roll over Millsaps, 92-39
Lindsey Rush led DePauw with 14 points as the Tigers topped Millsaps 92-39 and remained in first place in the SCAC standings. Story and box score
DePauw starts slow but finishes strong in 80-45 SCAC win
The Tigers trailed 11-1, but used a 45-7 run over the first and second halves to cruise to an 80-45 win over visiting Oglethorpe. Complete story and box score
Tigers ranked 24th in latest D3hoops.com poll and 21st by WBCA
DePauw hangs on for 69-68 win at Hendrix; claim sole possession of SCAC lead
The Tigers never trailed and led by as many as 18 early in the first half and held on for a 69-68 victory at Hendrix. Lindsey Rush led the Tigers with 21. DePauw improved to 14-4 overall and 9-2 in the SCAC. Story with box score and play-by-play
Tigers nearly erase 21-point deficit in final six minutes in loss at Rhodes
The nationally-ranked Tigers had their eight-game win streak snapped at Rhodes in a 72-68 loss, but not before they nearly erased a 21-point deficit in the final six minutes and a 13-point margin in the final two minutes. Lindsey Rush led the Tigers with 20 who shot just 39 percent from the field to Rhodes' 53 percent. Kerry Wingo paced Rhodes with 20 points. Game story | Box score
DePauw still second in NCAA Division III South Region poll
In the latest NCAA Division III South Region coaches' poll, the Tigers remained second behind Bridgewater (Va.). In all, four SCAC schools are ranked among the top eight in the region.
Tigers move up two spots to 14th in latest D3hoops.com poll
The 13-3 Tigers have moved up to 14th in the latest D3hoops.com top 25 Division III poll. Two of the Tigers' three losses have come to top-ranked Washington (Mo.) and second-ranked George Fox (Ore.).
16th-ranked Tigers finish first half of SCAC play with win at Rose-Hulman
The Tigers shot 51 percent in the second half and 48 percent for the game on the way to a 92-34 victory at Rose-Hulman. Jill Schneider and Sarah MacKay paced the Tigers with 14 points apiece while Tria Yoder and Colleen Powers each added 10. The totals for Schneider and Yoder were career highs. Schneider equaled a career best with 12 rebounds and also recorded four steals. Michelle Unger and Christina Forsyth each scored 13 points for the Engineers. Story with photos | Box score
DePauw moves up one spot in D3hoops.com poll; ranked second in South Region in first NCAA poll
The Tigers moved up one spot to 16th in the latest D3hoops.com poll. In the first NCAA regional polls, the Tigers are ranked second in the South behind Bridgewater (Va.). SCAC rivals Sewanee and Hendrix are third and fifth, respectively.
Tigers improve to 12-3 with 67-56 win over Southwestern
17th-ranked Tigers top Trinity, 76-59
The Tigers led by as many as 25 points early in the second half and held on in a 76-59 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over visiting Trinity. Lindsey Rush led the Tigers with 21 points followed by Sarah MacKay and Meredith Miles with 16 each. Megan Selmon paced Trinity with 18 points. Story | Box score
Lindsey Rush ranks 14th in Division III with 46.4 percent three-point shooting. As a team the Tigers are 18th at 37.5 percent. (Photo: Marilyn Culler)
DePauw moves up to 17th in latest Division III poll
The Tigers have jumped five spots to 17th in the latest Division III poll by d3hoops.com. DePauw, 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the SCAC, hosts Trinity on Friday at 6 p.m.
Tigers hang on for 67-59 win over Millsaps
Meredith Miles equaled a career high with 18 points and Lindsey Rush added 14 as the Tigers remained in first place in the SCAC with a 67-59 victory at Millsaps. Box score
22nd-ranked Tigers top Oglethorpe 72-53
Lindsey Rush scored 18 and Meredith Miles added 14 as the 22nd-ranked Tigers won their fourth straight by beating host Oglethorpe, 72-53. Rush hit all four three pointers and seven of 10 from the floor, while Miles grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Kim Weigle added 11. Heather Francouer paced Oglethorpe with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Box score
Tigers move back into D3hoops.com top 25 poll
With three wins in the last four games the 8-3 Tigers have moved back into the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll. DePauw is ranked 22nd in the latest poll.
Lindsey Rush led the Tigers with 21 points including eight of DePauw's final 14 in the 53-50 win over Hendrix. (Photo: Marilyn Culler)
Tigers rally to defeat Hendrix and move into first-place tie in SCAC
DePauw trailed Hendrix 44-38 with just under eight minutes to play, but scored the next 10 points over the next 5:26 to take a four-point lead. Hendrix closed the gap to 51-50 on Meg Frazier's layup with 12 seconds left, but Lindsey Rush buried two free throws with nine seconds remaining to seal the win. Box score
Jill Schneider grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in the Tigers' 55-44 win over Rhodes.
DePauw tops Rhodes in SCAC home opener
In a game that featured nine ties and 16 lead changes, the Tigers pulled away in the second half for a 55-44 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over visiting Rhodes College. DePauw scored seven straight in a four-minute stretch to take a 44-37 lead with seven minutes remaining. The Lynx battled back to within five at 48-43, but the Tigers outscored Rhodes 7-1 in the final 3:17. Sarah MacKay led the Tigers with 10 points and equaled a career high with seven rebounds. Jill Schneider hauled down a career-best 12 rebounds. Kerry Wingo paced Rhodes with 13. Box
Tigers fall to sixth-ranked Bruins in Desert Shootout title game
Sixth-ranked George Fox used a 9-0 run late in the game to hold off the Tigers in a 64-58 victory in the championship game of the adidas D3 Desert Shootout in Las Vegas. The Tigers fell behind by 10 in the first half before closing to within two at halftime and taking a one-point lead on a couple of occasions in the second half. Meredith Miles led the Tigers with a career-high 18 points followed by Lindsey Rush with 16. Jill Schneider grabbed eight rebounds and Sarah MacKay had seven assists for the 6-3 Tigers. Katie Lacey led 8-0 George Fox with 22. Box
DePauw defeats third-ranked Scranton in first game of D3 Desert Shootout
The Tigers led the entire game and were up by as many as 20 points in the second half on the way to a 49-34 win over third-ranked University of Scranton at the adidas D3 Desert Shootout in Las Vegas. Jill Schneider and Meredith Miles each had 12 points and Schneider hauled down nine boards in the victory. The Tigers play sixth-ranked George Fox (7-0) in the championship game on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. PST. Box
Tigers win DePauw Invitational with 65-53 victory over Kalamazoo
Junior guard Sarah MacKay was named the DePauw Invitational most valuable player after scoring 13 points, grabbing a career-high seven rebounds and recording a career-best five steals to lead DePauw to a 65-53 win over Kalamazoo College in the championship game. Ohio Wesleyan defeated Hanover 81-52 in the consolation game. DePauw-Kalamazoo box score | Ohio Wesleyan-Hanover box score | Game
Tigers advance to invitational title game with 69-60 win over Hanover; face Kalamazoo on Saturday
Lindsey Rush scored 16, followed by Sarah MacKay with 14 and Meredith Miles with 10 in the Tigers' 69-60 win over Hanover in the first game of the DePauw Invitational. The Tigers advance to Saturday's 3 p.m. title game against Kalamazoo. The Hornets defeated Ohio Wesleyan 61-60 in Friday's first game DePauw-Hanover box score | Kalamazoo-Ohio Wesleyan
DePauw hosts invitational this weekend
The Tigers play host to three other Division III schools in the two-day DePauw Invitational. DePauw takes on Hanover College at 6 p.m. on Friday with Ohio Wesleyan and Kalamazoo battling in the 8 p.m. game. The losers meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday and the
Tigers' second-half rally falls short in loss at Centre
DePauw never led and trailed by as many as many as 19 in the first half in a 71-59 loss at Centre. The host Colonels scored the first seven points of the second half to take their biggest lead of the game at 44-20. The Tigers then went on a 15-3 run to cut the gap in half and they later closed the gap to eight points on a couple of occasions. Lindsey Rush led the Tigers (3-2, 1-1 SCAC) with 21 points including 19 in the second half. Box
DePauw wins SCAC opener at Sewanee, 66-52
The Tigers used a 24-2 run that bridged the halves to overcome a first-half deficit and win the season's first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game, 66-52 at Sewanee. The Tigers trailed 18-11, but outscored the hosts 13-2 in the final 3:26 of the first half as Lindsay Rush scored nine of her game-high 22 during the stretch. DePauw then opened the second half by scoring the first 11 points in a span of just over three minutes. Merdith Miles added 11 and Sarah MacKay 10. Michelle Chambers paced Sewanee with 20 points. Box
Tigers defeat Franklin, 60-55
The Tigers, ranked 21st in the latest D3hoops.com poll, held on to defeat previously unbeaten Franklin by a 60-55 score in the home opener at the Neal Fieldhouse. In the final 1:27, junior guard Katie Imborek scored a basket, grabbed both a defensive and offensive rebound and hit two free throws with just 31 seconds remaining to stretch the Tigers' lead from
The game included 17 lead changes and five ties and neither team had more than a five-point lead. Meredith Miles led the Tigers with 17 points, while Lindsey Rush added 14 and Jill Schneider had 10. Schneider had eight rebounds as the Tigers outrebounded Franklin, 46-35. Sayra Hoskins led Franklin with 16 points. Box
DePauw moves up to 17th in D3hoops.com poll
Despite going 1-1 in the opening weekend, the Tigers move up four spots to 17th in this week's D3hoops.com Division III poll. The loss was by three points to top-ranked Washington University. Three SCAC schools are ranked in the top 25
Tigers top host Titans to finish third at Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament
Lindsey Rush scored 18, while Meredith Miles and Sarah MacKay each added 13 to lead DePauw to a 65-59 win over host lllinois Wesleyan in the consolation game of the Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament. Box score
DePauw drops heartbreaker to three-time defending national champions
The Tigers, ranked 21st in the preseason D3hoops.com poll, led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but couldn't hold on as three-time defending national champion and top-ranked Washington University rallied for a 52-49 win in the opening game of the Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament. Lindsey Rush hit four of her five three-pointers in the first 14 minutes of the contest as the Tigers built a 25-13 lead. The Bears extended their NCAA (all divisions) women's basketball record win streak to 69 games by gaining the lead for good with 4:59 left. They built that margin to five before DePauw closed it to 50-49 with 1:29 left. Washington's Tasha Rodgers scored with 18 seconds left and Rush's three-pointer as time expired didn't fall. Rush finished with 19 points, while Jill Schnieder added 10 and 11 rebounds. Box
Tigers ranked 21st according to D3hoops.com preseason poll
In the D3hoops.com preseason poll the Tigers are ranked 21st in Division III. Three of DePauw's opponents this season and a possible fourth are also ranked in the top 25. Washington University, the season-opening foe is ranked number one as it enters the campaign as the three-time defending national champions. Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Sewanee is 16th in the nation and DePauw tangles with them at Sewanee in their first conference game on December 1 and in Greencastle on February 23. The Tigers also play 13th ranked Scranton on December 19 in the D3 Desert Shootout at Las Vegas, Nev. George Fox, ranked 11th is a possible opponent in that tournament. Complete
2000-01 DePauw University Tigers
2000-01 SCAC Preseason Poll
Two-time defending champion Tigers picked third in tight SCAC preseason poll
DePauw is picked to finish third in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. Trinity, with 86 points, is the coaches' pick to win the 2000-01 title. Sewanee is second with 85 points, DePauw third with 83 and Hendrix fourth with 79. Trinity and DePauw each picked up three first-place votes, while Sewanee and Hendrix each had two.