No. 23/21 DePaul Tops Princeton on the Road
Dec. 13, 2011
Box Score: DePaul 78, Princeton 67 | Postgame Notes
PRINCETON, N.J. - Keisha Hampton scored 23 points and led No. 23/21 to a 78-67 win over Princeton on Tuesday at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Hampton led four Blue Demons in double figures. Anna Martin, who has tallied double digits in each of DePaul's 11 games, recorded 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and tied a season-high with six assists. Brittany Hrynko also grabbed eight rebounds and registered 12 points. Katherine Harry also finished with 12.
DePaul (9-2) shot 50% from the field and tallied six 3-pointers. Maureen Mulchrone was 2-of-2 from behind the arc and Hrynko also hit a pair of triples for the Blue Demons.
After DePaul jumped out to a 5-0 lead, Princeton (9-3) went on a 7-2 run and the game was tied at seven. The two teams continued to trade points and the Tigers had their largest lead 13-10 with 13:11 to play in the half.
Tied at 17, the Blue Demons went on a 15-2 run which was fueled by eight points from Hampton. Mulchrone capped of DePaul's scoring burst with a 3-pointer which forced a Princeton timeout with 4:48 to play in the half and the Blue Demons up, 32-19.
DePaul went to the locker room with a 39-25 advantage behind 17 points from Hampton. The Blue Demons shot 53% from the field while Hampton was 7-of-10 from the field in the first half.
Princeton opened the second half on an 11-1 run and pulled within six, 46-40 on a Devona Allgood layup with 14:48 to play.
Layups by Mulchrone and Jasmine Penny pushed DePaul's lead back to 10.
Allgood hit one of two free throws which cut DePaul's lead back to single digits, 50-41 with 13:46 left on the clock.
The two teams traded baskets before Mulchrone drilled her second triple of the game which put the Blue Demons back head by 12, 55-43.
DePaul sustained its double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
The Blue Demons largest lead, 65-49 came on a Martin 3-pointer with 5:41 to play.
Niveen Rasheed paced Princeton with 23 points and 18 rebounds. The Tigers outrebounded the Blue Demons 44-36 including 19-9 on the offensive glass.
The Blue Demons return to Chicago and host Arizona State on Friday, Dec. 16 at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The game with the Sun Devils is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. (CST) and can be seen in the Chicagoland on LPTV.
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Notes: Kelsey Reynolds was in the lineup for DePaul for the second consecutive game... DePaul has used four different lineups... only Martin and Hampton have been in every combination of the starting five... Keisha Hampton started her 113th consecutive collegiate game; she has started every game since arriving in Lincoln Park in 2009...Doug Bruno tallied his 536th career coaching victory and 496th at the collegiate level... Anna Martin and Brittany Hrynko paced DePaul with 8 rebounds... second consecutive game Hyrnko has led DePaul on the glass... Martin dished tied a season-high six assists.... second consecutive game she has recorded six assists... Martin reach double-digits for the 11th time this season... he scored 14 points... DePaul has made at least one 3-pointer in its last 70 games... Maureen Mulchrone was 2-of-2 from behind the arc... DePaul is now 3-0 in true road games -- defeated Hawaii, Northwestern and now Priceton on the road... second loss at home this season for Princeton -- fell to Delaware 81-70 on Dec. 1... Niveen Rasheed paced the Tigers with 23 points and 18 rebounds... her 18 rebounds were the fifth most in school history... DePaul is now 1-0 against Princeton and is 5-0 against school’s from the Ivy League.