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Top-ranked DePauw Moves to 4-0 with Double-Overtime Win at Centre

November 23, 2013

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Danville, Ky. - Top-ranked DePauw and Centre battled through a game that included 15 ties and 13 lead changes, but the Tigers knocked down 8-of-10 free throws in the second overtime and took a 68-64 double-overtime win over the host Colonels in the Lee's Famous Recipe/Hampton Inn Classic.

Neither team led by more than five points during regulation and DePauw trailed 48-45 with just over one minute left. Emma Ondik's three-pointer with 1:10 remaining knotted the score at 48 and Savannah Trees gave the Tigers a 50-48 lead on a jumper with 14 seconds left. 

Centre couldn't convert on the other end, but Mary Gordon Stough snagged an offensive rebound and the Colonels called a timeout with 1.6 seconds left. Maggie Hartlage took an in-bounds pass from Alanna Guy and tied the game with a layup at the buzzer.

In the first overtime, the hosts held a pair of three-point leads including a 58-55 advantage after Guy hit one of two free throws with 28 seconds left. Ondik knocked in a three with 11 seconds left to force a second overtime.

The Colonels grabbed a two-point lead early in the second extra session, but DePauw's Ali Ross hit a bucket and added three free throws to give the Tigers a 65-62 lead with 1:10 remaining. Hartlage hit two charity tosses to trim the Tigers' lead to one, but Ondik made a free throw and Trees hit a pair for the final four-point margin.

Ondik notched a career-high 18 in the win and hit 5-of-9 three-pointers. Trees added 14 with Alison Stephens and Ali Ross each adding 10. Abby Keller grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds including seven on the offensive glass. 

Paige Baechle paced Centre with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Stough and Michele Judy each added 10.

DePauw shot just 34.3 percent for the game, but was charged with just five turnovers. Centre connected on 44.9 percent for the game, but failed in all six three-point attempts.

Ondik and Erin McGinnis earned spots on the all-classic team.

The Tigers improved to 4-0 with their 38th straight win and 57th consecutive in the regular season, while Centre dropped to 3-1.

The Tigers host the Midwest Challenge, November 30-December 1, and open the tournament with a 4 p.m. game against Illinois College on Saturday. Illinois Wesleyan and Washington-St. Louis square off in the 2 p.m. game.

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