Nov. 23, 2012
Game Notes: Hampton
St. Thomas, USVI – The DePaul women’s basketball team puts its three-game winning streak on the line when it takes on Hampton at 2:15 (AST) on Friday in the second game of the Paradise Jam for the Blue Demons. A live video stream is available on the Paradise Jam Website while live stats are also available. In-game notes can be followed at www.twitter.com/depaulwbbsid.
DePaul (4-1) is coming off a 60-58 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday while it is in a stretch of five games in eight days. Friday’s game is the fourth of the stretch while it will close out the eight days on Saturday versus South Carolina.
Against Florida Gulf Coast, Brittany Hrynko led the Blue Demons in scoring for the third time this season and tallied 18 points in the win. The sophomore leads four DePaul players in double figures with 16.0 points per game while Jasmine Penny (15.2), Anna Martin (13.0) and Katherine Harry (12.8) are also averaging double-digits.
Harry once again exceled on the glass with the senior grabbing 12 rebounds against the Eagles. On the year, Harry has paced the Blue Demons on the glass in each game while she is averaging a BIG EAST Conference best 12 rebounds per outting. She is also the only player in the league to grab double-digit rebounds in four games this season.
Hampton (4-1) comes into Friday’s game after dropping a 45-34 contest against South Carolina. The Pirates shot just 19.3 percent from the field in the loss while their 34 points were the fewest scored this season. Hampton is led by Keiara Avant’s 19.2 points while she also leads the Pirates in free throws (38-for-46) and rebounds (10.6).
Friday’s game marks the second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team the Blue Demons have played this season. DePaul defeated Howard, 68-51 on Nov. 17 and is 2-1 all-time against schools from the MEAC. This is the first ever meeting between the Blue Demons and Pirates, while Hampton is the three-time reining MEAC Conference Tournament Champion.
Following Friday’s game, the Blue Demons close out the Paradise Jam with a 4:30 (AST) game with South Carolina.