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DePauw holds on for two-point win over Rose-Hulman

February 2, 2004

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Greencastle, Ind. - Suzy Doughty's steal and free throw with three seconds left gave DePauw a 66-64 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over visiting Rose-Hulman. The Tigers, however, had to survive Rebekah Forsyth's 60-foot heave that hit the rim at the buzzer.

 

DePauw, ranked 19th in the latest USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll and 25th by D3hoops.com, improved to 16-3 overall and 7-1 in the SCAC with its sixth straight victory. Rose-Hulman dropped to 8-11 overall and 4-4 in the SCAC.

 

Rose-Hulman's Suzy Carlson hit two free throws with 48 seconds left to close DePauw's lead to 65-64. The Tigers ran the shot clock down on the ensuing possession, but missed a shot with 21 seconds left and the Engineers' Anna Hall grabbed the rebound.

 

Following a timeout, Rose-Hulman got the ball to Forsyth, but Doughty stripped the ball and was quickly fouled. She then hit the first of two free throws. Forsyth tracked down the rebound of the missed second shot and dribbled to just past the free throw line and fired the ball off the glass and rim as the buzzer sounded.

 

The teams battled through a tight game that included nine ties and eight lead changes with neither team leading by more than six points. DePauw scored six straight midway through the first half to take a 21-15 lead with 7:38 left. The Engineers battled back to take a 29-28 halftime advantage.

 

Rose-Hulman stretched the lead to as many as six at 42-36 and still led 51-47 after Forsyth's layup with 7:43 remaining. Doughty then converted a three-point play nine seconds later and knocked down two free throws with 7:11 left to give the Tigers their first lead of the half at 52-51. Colleen Powers hit one free throw and Amy Argetsinger scored a layup with 5:58 remaining to push the DePauw lead to 55-51.

 

The Engineers later regained the lead at 60-59 on Karyn Kost's three-pointer with 3:46 remaining. Argetsinger and Doughty hit back-to-back jumpers to give DePauw a 63-60 lead before Hall cut it to 63-62 with 2:24 left. Tria Yoder's bucket with 1:55 remaining stretched DePauw's lead back to 65-62.

 

Sarah Zondor led the Tigers with 17 points followed by Argetsinger with 15 and Doughty with a career-high 13. Doughty scored 12 of those in the second half and equaled a career best with five assists. Forsyth recorded a double-double for the Engineers with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Carlson followed with 14 points and five assists. Hall and Kost each added 10.

 

DePauw shot 54 percent in the second half and just under 46 percent for the game, while the Engineers hit 50 percent for the game including 55.6 percent in the second half. Rose-Hulman was the first team to shoot 50 percent against the Tigers this season and, with a 31-27 rebounding edge, were just the second team to outrebound DePauw this season.

 

The Tigers return to action on Friday, February 6, at Southwestern. Rose-Hulman travels to league-leading Trinity on Friday.

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