Blue Demons Handle Hoyas on Senior Night, 75-55
Feb. 26, 2013
CHICAGO - It was a sharpshooting pair of sophomores that led DePaul in scoring on Senior Night, but the senior tandem of Anna Martin and Katherine Harry were every bit as involved as the women's basketball team shook a two-game skid with a 75-55 victory over Georgetown on Tuesday at McGrath-Phillips Arena.
"Katherine and Anna came here together," said head coach Doug Bruno. "They're like sisters and are both very talented players in their own different ways. Tonight felt more like a kick-off, however, because these seniors still have so much basketball to play and so much more to prove the rest of this season. I still think we have a lot of basketball noise to make this season."
Martin, returning after an eight-game absence due to injury, poured in 10 points to reach double figures for the 86th time in her career. Harry did her usual work on the glass, grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds.
"I was just ready to be back and contribute in any way," said Martin. "I knew I wasn't going to be my old self, so I knew I had to be patient and mature about it."
Guards Megan Rogowski and Brittany Hrynko each did their part to send off their teammates in a special way, dropping in a combined seven three-pointers as the Blue Demons knocked down 12 total - their second-most triples of the year.
Rogowski was just one point off a career-high, finishing with 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting while Hrynko buried four three-pointers to supply 14 points as DePaul cleared the 70-point plateau for the first time since February 6 versus Seton Hall.
With the win, the Blue Demons improved to 19-9 overall and 8-6 in BIG EAST play. The Hoyas fell to 14-13 and 5-9 in conference action.
BIG EAST leading scorer Sugar Rodgers (22.5 points per game) paced Georgetown with 17 points on a night in which she had to work for every tally, going 6-of-15 from the field.
The senior combo of Martin and Harry combined for three baskets in the first 1:44, leading DePaul to an early 7-2 advantage as the Blue Demons took a nine point lead, 35-26, into the locker room.
The DePaul surge began in full out of the half as Georgetown went just five of its first 17 to start the second period and the Blue Demons built their lead up to a game-high 25 with 8:59 remaining, 62-37, on a three by Hrynko.
The Hoyas wouldn't get closer than 16 the rest of the way.
Next up for the Blue Demons will be a trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, March 2 for a Noon tip with the Panthers.
DePaul won its third straight in the series and leads 8-2 all-time against the Hoyas... the Blue Demons improved to 15-2 at home... Georgetown has lost 5-of-6... BIG EAST leading scorer Sugar Rodgers (22.5 points per game) was held to 17 points... The Blue Demons cleared the 70-point plateau for the first time since Feb. 6 at home against Seton Hall... Harry, who finished with two blocks, passed Amy Lundquist to move into second on DePaul's all-time blocks list... Anna Martin returned to the starting lineup after an eight game absence due to injury, the Blue Demons are 5-5 without the All-American guard this season and 14-4 with her in the lineup...
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