Lowes buries three-pointer to top Trinity

Lowes buries three-pointer to top Trinity

January 29, 2006


January 29, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw's Kalei Lowes knocked down a three-pointer from the right baseline with 4.8 seconds left and gave fifth-ranked DePauw a 60-57 win over 22nd-ranked Trinity. The Tigers improved to 19-1 overall and 9-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with their 18th straight victory and 23rd consecutive SCAC home win, while Trinity dropped to 14-4 overall and 7-2 in the conference.

Trinity tied the score at 55-55 on Leda McDaniel's basket with 1:28 left and DePauw missed on its next possession. McDaniel's try to give Trinity the lead was blocked by Liz Bondi with 53 seconds left and Trinity fouled Suzy Doughty who hit one of two at the line to make it 56-55 with 52 seconds remaining.

McDaniel missed on the other end, Doughty grabbed the rebound and was fouled. She again hit one of two charity tosses with 36 seconds left to give DePauw a 57-55 edge. Trinity's Jennifer Wieman tied the game for the fifth time at 57-57 on a bucket with 28 seconds left.

Following a timeout, DePauw's Cassie Pruzin found Lowes open in the corner and the junior buried the trey. Wieman's running three-point attempt from the top of the key was off the mark and time expired as the teams battled for the rebound.

DePauw jumped out to an early 6-0 lead over the opening four minutes and still held an 18-17 advantage before the visiting Tigers put together an 11-2 run to take a 28-20 advantage with three minutes left in the half. Trinity went to the break with a 30-24 lead.

The hosts took their first lead of the second half at 38-37 on Bridget Bailey's jumper that capped a 5-0 run. Trinity regained the lead and pushed the margin to as many as four at 43-39 on two free throws by Meghan Scholbe, but DePauw scored seven straight to take a 46-43 lead with 10:24 remaining and it didn't trail the rest of the game.

DePauw shot just 37 percent for the game, but hit 46 percent in the second half, while Trinity connected on 37.9 percent for the game and just 31 percent in the second half.

Bailey led DePauw with 14 points, while Doughty added 10 and seven assists. Wieman paced Trinity with 13 followed by McDaniel with 11 and Krista Prato-Matthews with 10.

Trinity held a 43-37 advantage on the boards and were paced by Jennifer Farrar's seven. Bondi, Pruzin and Lindsay Houin each grabbed seven for DePauw.

With the victory, DePauw extended its lead in the conference standings to two games and qualified for next month's SCAC tournament.

DePauw hosts Hendrix on Friday, February 3, at 6 p.m., while Trinity travels to Southwestern on the same evening.