Tigers fall to St. Lawrence in national semifinals
March 15, 2002
Amy Argetsinger posted her first collegiate double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. (photo: Marilyn Culler)
Terre Haute, Ind. - The Tigers dream of the first national championship in school history came to an end with a 69-54 loss to St. Lawrence (N.Y.) University in the second national semifinal game at a packed Hulbert Arena on the
The Tigers (25-4) face Marymount, Va. (24-7) in Saturday's 5:30 p.m. third-place game. St. Lawrence (28-3) advances to the Division III title game against Wisconsin-Stevens Point (29-3). Stevens Point defeated Marymount
DePauw came out of the gates slowly as it went scoreless for the first 3:47 of the contest as the Saints
The Tigers rallied with a 10-0 run over the next 3:18 with Lindsey Rush scoring the final four to give DePauw a 10-4 lead. St. Lawrence countered with six straight points to knot the score. Minutes later, the Tigers led 15-12
Lauren Foran's bucket preceded a three-point play by Division III Player of the Year Meredith Eisenhut and back-to-back three-point field goals from Barbierri and Jessica Zuk and gave the Saints a 23-15 lead with 3:05 left in
In the first five minutes of the second half, the Saints pushed the lead to 43-26 by hitting six of their first 10 shots from the floor. They still lead 45-28 before Dana Ferguson hit a couple of free throws and Rush buried a
Barbierri responded with a three-point play before Ferguson nailed two free throws and Rush drained another three to close the gap to 48-38 with 11:51 left. The Tigers then went without a score over the next four
Eisenhut hit a three with 5:57 left to make it 58-42, but the Tigers came back with five straight on layups by Argetsinger and Ferguson and a free throw from
Nicole Leary's basket with 3:11 remaining made it 60-47 and the Tigers would not have another
"Congratulations to St. Lawrence," Division III Coach of the Year Kris Huffman said. "They made us "
The Tigers, who entered the game hitting nearly 54 percent from the floor in their three previous tournament game's, were held to their second-worst game of the season at 32.7 percent including just 25.9 percent in the first
"I thought we really "
Part of that was a factor of St. Lawrence's 13 blocked shots including nine in the first half. Leary led the way with five and Megan Dietrichsen finished with
"We were ready for their size," Huffman said. "We just did not execute like we should "
Rush and Ferguson each scored 16, while Argetsinger recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Barbierri paced the Saints