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Fernandez Nets Career-High 32 in Eighth-Ranked Tigers' Win

December 5, 2007

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fernandez031707.jpgDecember 5, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Jenna Fernandez (pictured) hit her first nine field goal tries and finished the game with a career-high 32 points in leading eighth-ranked DePauw to a 58-41 win over visiting Augustana.

The win lifted DePauw's record to 5-1 and extended its school-record home win streak to 15 games. The Vikings dropped to 2-3 with the loss.

Fernandez, who scored a career-high 21 in Saturday's win at Centre, scored 12 of her points in the first half as the Tigers held a 27-21 lead at the break.

The Tigers scored seven straight to expand an eight-point lead to 15 at 43-28 with 10:36 remaining, but the Vikings scored the next 10 capped by four straight from Maegan Skahill to close to 43-38 with 5:36 left.

Fernandez delivered a three-point play before Kalei Lowes hit a bucket and Fernandez followed with 10 straight as the Tigers scored 15 consecutive points and put the game away.

Fernandez hit 15-of-18 field goals and also grabbed nine rebounds in the win. The 32 points equaled the second-highest single-game total by a Tiger behind Jenny Bauer's 40 against Huntington during the 1984-85 season.

Cassie Pruzin hauled down a career-high 12 rebounds as DePauw held a 50-31 margin on the glass and outscored Augustana 11-0 in second-chance points. Gretchen Haehl dished out six assists and Pruzin recorded six steals.

Sarah Rachwalski was the lone Viking in double digits with 10. Skahill grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots, while Becky Rehn finished with four steals.

The Tigers shot just 36.4 percent from the field, but held Augustana to 35.3 percent.

DePauw returns to action on Saturday, December 15, when it entertains Wittenberg at 6 p.m.

 

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