Tigers win at Sewanee; Stewart matches career high
February 12, 2006
February 12, 2006, Sewanee, Tenn. - Visiting DePauw led by just three at 85-82 with under 40 seconds to play, but Sewanee was whistled for two personal fouls and two bench technicals in a six-second stretch and DePauw hit seven of eight free throws to extend the lead to 10 on the way to a 95-86 southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory.
DePauw improved to 11-12 overall and 7-6 in the SCAC, while Sewanee dropped to 7-15 overall and 3-9 in the conference.
Todd Capes gave the Tigers an 87-82 lead after hitting a pair of free throws with 36 second left. Sewanee turned the bal over on its next possession and committed a foul with 30 seconds left. Sewanee's bench was then called for two technicals. Alex Stewart nailed three of the four technical shots and Capes hit two tosses to make it 92-82.
DePauw jumped out to a 22-4 lead in the opening five minutes of the game and still held a 49-39 advantage at the half. Sewanee outscored the Tigers 12-2 to open the half and knot the score at 51-51 with 17:47 left. The Tigers pushed the lead back to six before Sewanee battled back to take a 72-71 lead with 6:32 remaining. After DePauw built the lead back to as many as six, Sewanee closed to within two in the final two minutes.
Alex Stewart matched a career high with 32 points and established another one with 12 rebounds in the win. Stephen Schott finished with 23, while Reid Sakel and Austin Brown each scored 10. Mike Moore dished out six assists in the win. Joey Garcia paced Sewanee with 31 points and nine rebounds, while Spencer Rowland added 24 points.
DePauw returns to action on Saturday, February 18, when it hosts Rose-Hulman at 8 p.mBack