No. 21 Blue Demons Bounce Back in a Big Way
Nov. 24, 2017
LAS VEGAS – The Blue Demons took the court at Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday primed to bounce back in a big way.
Behind Tanita Allen’s 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals, No. 21 DePaul knocked off Memphis 81-67 in its second game of the Play4Kay Showcase.
Coach Doug Bruno and his team will face the winner of Gonzaga and Kent State in Saturday’s final round with tipoff scheduled for 5 p.m. (CT)
DePaul (4-2) had other scorers in double figures with Amarah Coleman (13 points, six rebounds, six assists), Chante Stonewall (12 points), Ashton Millender (10 points, three steals) and Mart'e Grays (10 points).
In addition, Kelly Campbell had another solid outing with seven points, six rebounds, four assists and a career-high six steals.
It was just what the team needed after coming up short 89-84 in overtime to Florida Gulf Coast in Thursday’s Showcase opener.
Allen hit her first four shots including two from distance in staking the Blue Demons to a 30-18 lead early in the second quarter.
Memphis (1-5) cut into the deficit and trailed 49-36 at the break. The Tigers went on a 9-0 run in the third quarter to come within 58-50 when Stonewall answered with a basket inside and Coleman knocked down a three for a 63-52 lead after three quarters.
McLimore connected from deep, Millender followed with another three and a basket for a 73-52 lead in the fourth quarter.
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