Aug. 13, 2014
PARIS, France – DePaul senior All-American Brittany Hrynko led the women’s basketball team to an 88-59 win over the French All-Stars on Wednesday in Paris. The game was the first of four for the Blue Demons, who are in the midst of an 11-day trip abroad.
Hrynko led a quartet of players in double-figures with 20 points and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Jessica January scored 14 points, Brandi Harvey-Carr added 11 and Megan Podkowa finished with 10 points.
Harvey-Carr patrolled the glass with authority and led all players with 10 rebounds to finished the game with a double-double. Mart'e Grays, who was playing in her first game in a Blue Demon uniform, grabbed six rebounds and Podkowa finished four.
The French All-Stars jumped out to an early 8-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Blue Demons closed out the final 3:44 of the stanza on a 13-1 run and never looked back.
DePaul led 45-27 at the half and took a 76-43 lead into the final quarter.
The Blue Demons, who shot 33 percent from the field for the game, would go onto win 88-59.
DePaul and French All-Stars return to the court on Thursday.
France Trip Game Schedule/Recaps
Follow the Blue Demons in France
Game 1: Aug. 13 -- DePaul 88, French All-Stars 59
Game 2: Aug. 14 (Paris, France)
Game 3: Aug. 16 (Caen, France)
Game 4: Aug. 21 (Nice, France)