#16 DePaul Hammers Providence

CHICAGO- With his team having had its 10 game win streak snapped, having not played in 14 days due to weather delays, and now heading into the bulk of the Big East part of the schedule, DePaul coach Doug Bruno was not sure what to expect from his team in Wednesday's game versus Providence.

What he got was a team effort on offense and a record setting performance on defense.

DePaul (#16/23) placed 10 players in the scoring column and set new season records for holding opponents to the least points in a first half and in a game as the Blue Demons beat Providence, 71-38, in Big East play.

The Blue Demons (14-2, 2-0 Big East) jumped out to a 33-9 lead in the first 15 minutes and Providence never threatened. DePaul shot 64% from the field in the first half and 50% for the game.

Katherine Harry led off the game with a blocked shot, sank a three-pointer in the second half, and led DePaul with 13 points.

Providence (7-7, 0-2 Big East), which shot just 28% from the field for the game and gave up 20 points off 24 turnovers, trailed 40-18 at the half.

Sam Quigley scored 12 points for DePaul and with her five assists, has now assisted in 78 straight games. Keisha Hampton added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Demons.

The Friars were led by Lola Wells' nine points. Forward Teya Wright, who was coming off a 15 point, 19 rebound game versus Boston University, was held to seven points and six rebounds.

DePaul travels to play St. John's (#18/17) this Saturday.

Notes:

- The Big East has seven teams ranked in the AP top 25.

- DePaul alum Erin Cattell was in attendance for tonight's game.


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