DePauw finishes SCAC first-half with win over Engineers; remain in first
January 17, 2002
Sarah MacKay scored 14, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists in the Tigers' 13th straight win./p>
Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw finished the first half of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a perfect 9-0 conference record as they held on for a 75-64 win over visiting Rose-Hulman (4-12, 3-6). The Tigers, ranked 17th by D3hoops.com and 18th in the latest USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll, improved to 14-2 overall with their 13th straight win.
Rose-Hulman led in the early stages before DePauw gained the lead for good at 17-16. The Tigers led by as many as seven in the first half before going to the break with a 37-32 advantage. The Engineers closed the gap to two at 38-36 early in the second half, but the Tigers went on a 9-2 run to pull ahead by nine at 47-38.
That lead reached as many as 11 points before Rose-Hulman closed the gap to five at 64-59 with just 4:08 left. DePauw then scored the next nine to push the margin back to 14 as it hit seven of nine free throws during the stretch.
Katie Imborek paced the Tigers with 16 followed by Dana Ferguson who equaled a career high with 15 off the bench. Sarah MacKay added 14, while Army Argetsinger scored 10. Colleen Powers hauled down a career-high 12 rebounds as DePauw held a 42-29 advantage on the boards.
Jessica Farmer led Rose-Hulman with 15, while Christina Forsyth recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Christie Shadrach added 11.
The big difference came at the free throw line where the Tigers totaled 25 points to the Engineers' five.
DePauw returns to action on Friday, January 25, when they host Hendrix at 6 p.m.