Tigers Capture Amy Hasbrook Tournament Title; Extend Home Win Streak to 42
December 30, 2009
December 30, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Five DePauw players scored in double figures and the Tigers shot 51.7 percent from the field on the way to a 90-60 win over Saint Mary's (Ind.) in the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament championship game.
The Tigers improved to 8-3 with the win and extended their home win streak to 42. DePauw has also won 59 consecutive regular season games at the Neal Fieldhouse. Saint Mary's dropped to 7-4 with the loss.
The visiting Belles led by as many as six points early in the first half, but DePauw closed the half with a 14-4 run and took a 46-31 lead into the intermission.
Leading 53-37 early in the second half, DePauw scored 11 straight capped by Katie Aldrich's layup with 11:58 remaining which made it 64-37. The Belles got no closer than 23 the rest of the way.
Jenna Fernandez (right) earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors after scoring 12 points, grabbing six rebounds and recording four steals in today's title game. Aldrich also added 12, while Katie Mathews, Emily Marshall and Lauren Goff each scored 10.
Marshall, who earned a spot on the all-tournament team, grabbed eight rebounds to push her career total to 765 which is just two shy of Seana Murphy's (1987-91) DePauw record of 767. Lauren Goff dished out a game-high six assists in the win, while Kate Walker finished with five assists and four steals.
Anna Kammrath paced Saint Mary's with 14 points with Katie Sullivan chipping in 10. Patsy Mahoney grabbed six rebounds and Sullivan totaled four assists. Kammrath and Kelley Murphy each earned spots on the all-tournament team as did Maria Mackey of Northland and Alexis Rouvelas of Maryville.
The Tigers topped the 50 percent mark from the floor for the first time since February 29, 2008, and held the Belles to just 36.7 percent shooting. DePauw also held a 44-29 margin on the boards.
DePauw returns to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Sunday, January 3, when it travels to Danville, Ky., for a 1 p.m. contest at Centre.