No. 23 DePaul Defeats Princeton

After Sunday's loss to No. 7 Tennessee, it was interesting to see how the DePaul Blue Demons would bounce back two nights later at Princeton. And as has been the case for most of this year, Keisha Hampton led the way.

Keisha Hampton scored 23 points to lead No. 23 DePaul to a 78-67 win over the Tigers at Jadwin Gym on Tuesday night.

DePaul (9-2, 1-0 Big East) used a 22-6 run to close the first half as Hampton scored 17 first half points in sixteen minutes of play.

A jumper by the Tigers' Lauren Edwards tied the score at 17 with 9:52 remaining, but a layup by Anna Martin (14 points, eight rebounds and six assists) started the Blue Demons' run and a jumper by Hampton closed it, with DePaul leading 39-25 at the half.

The Blue Demons survived a game-high 23 point and 18 rebound effort by the Tigers' Niveen Rasheed.

Princeton (7-3) started the second half on an 8-2 run and Rasheed's lay up pulled the Tigers to 41-33 with 18:12 left. A layup by Devona Allgood closed DePaul's lead to 48-40 with 14:19 remaining in the game.

A three-pointer by Maureen Mulchrone (eight points and four rebounds off the bench) from the right wing gave DePaul a 55-43 lead with 12:00 left.

DePaul increased its lead to 65-52 with 5:22 left, but a jumper by Edwards pulled the Tigers to 75-67 with thirty three seconds left. Two free throws by Martin and one by Brittany Hrynko (12 points and eight rebounds) secured the win.

DePaul shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent (6-15) from behind the arc. The Blue Demons were outrebounded 44-36.

Notes:

- Taylor Pikes, Deanna Ortiz, Chanise Jenkins and Alexa Gallagher did not play for DePaul due to injuries.


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