DePaul vs. Chicago Challengers Game Preview

Preview the Exhibition game between the DePaul Blue Demons and the Chicago Challengers Women's Basketball teams.

Key Information

November 12th Exhibition Game - DePaul Blue Demons vs. Chicago Challengers - 6:00 p.m. - DePaul Athletic Center

Note: The DePaul Men's basketball team takes on the Trinity Christian College Trolls at 8:00 p.m.


Game Preview

The Chicago Challengers are a barnstorming team of former collegiate stars including some DePaul alumni. As of this writing, the Challengers are 1-2. They started off the exhibition season with a 72-45 loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay. They bounced back with a 90-86 win over the UIC Flames. On Thursday night, the Challengers lost to the Loyola Ramblers by a score of 71-59 .

The Challengers next play on Friday night at Northwestern.

This game marks the return of former Blue Demon Jenni Dant to DePaul. Dant, who is playing for the Challengers, was drafted in the third round by the Houston Comets of the WNBA. Jenni is averaging 10 points per game thus far. DePaul Alums Kris Rastrelli, Carla Stone and Tammy Williams are also expected to play.

The Challengers have also featured Olga Gvozdenovic, a former Duke Blue Devil, Kristi Faulkner from Iowa, Jessica Wilhite from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kina Brown from Western Michigan, Jamie Lewis from Ohio State, and former Olympian Tina Thompson out of USC.

Blue Demons center Khara Smith who had been sidelined with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the bottom of the foot, has returned to practice for DePaul. Khara may sit this game out, but expects to be ready for the Blue Demons' opener on November 18th vs. Harvard.

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