DePauw Extends Win Streak to Four; Fenlon Collects 300th Win as DePauw Head Coach
January 17, 2010
January 17, 2010, Jackson, Miss. — DePauw rallied from a double-digit deficit in the first half to take a 67-65 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Millsaps.
The Tigers improved to 12-4 overall and 5-2 in the SCAC, while the Majors dropped to 7-8 overall and 3-4 in the conference.
The win was DePauw's fourth straight and the 300th for Bill Fenlon as DePauw's head coach. In his 18th seasons in Greencastle, Fenlon's teams have a 300-159 record. His overall record stands at 407-228 in 25 seasons.
Millsaps led most of the first half with its largest lead coming at 37-26 with just under four minutes remaining. The Tigers closed the gap to 43-38 at the break.
DePauw eventually knotted the score at 54-54 on Tommy Weakley's three-pointer with 11:41 left. The Majors held a 59-56 advantage with 5:40 left before the Tigers went on a 7-1 run capped by Tony James' three-pointer with 3:10 remaining which gave DePauw a 63-60 lead.
The Majors trimmed the lead back to one on two occasions, but each time DePauw pushed it back to three with the last coming on James' two free throws with 22 seconds left which gave the Tigers a 67-64 lead.
DePauw then fouled Blake Martinez before he could get off a three-point attempt and he missed both free throws. Steve Lemasters was unable to convert on both of his charity tries on the other end and the Tigers again fouled Martinez with two seconds left.
Martinez made the first before missing the second, intentionally. The Majors snagged the offensive rebound, but missed the putback and DePauw's Tom Callen gained possession as time expired.
James (pictured) led the Tigers with 12 points and nine assists while committing just one turnover. The nine assists matched a career high. Lemasters added 10 points, while Callen hauled down a season-best nine rebounds as DePauw held a 31-29 advantage on the boards.
Martinez paced Millsaps with 20 points and hit four three-pointers, while Chris Ingle followed with 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Cameron Varnado added 14 points and five assists.
Each team shot 44.2 percent from the floor on 19-of-43 shooting, but DePauw hit four more three-pointers and nailed nearly 77 percent of its free throws.
DePauw hosts Southwestern on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m.