DePaul Sweeps Exhibition Doubleheader

The DePaul men's and women's basketball teams both won exhibition games tonight at McGrath Arena in Lincoln Park. Doug Bruno's women's squad sent Michigan Tech down in defeat 100-68. While Jerry Wainwright's men's team dominated the Trinity Christian Trolls by a score of 83-59.

DePaul Women's Basketball Exhibition vs. Michigan Tech

Senior Allie Quigley led the way for the Blue Demons with 22 points. Four players finished in double figures as senior guard Missy Mitidiero chipped in with 19 points and dished out four assists. Transfer Natasha Williams contributed with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Transfer Deirdre Naughton added 13 points for DePaul on three of five shooting from behind the arc.

Michigan Tech also had four players reach double figures as Katie Zimmerman scored 17, Kati Wysocky added 13, and Alicia Schneider contributed with 10.

The game was close early until the Blue Demons ignited a 17-3 run that put the score at 41-26 with 6:19 remaining in the first half. DePaul went into intermission leading 60-40 and never looked back.

Game Notes from DePaul Sports Information

- DePaul totaled at least 100 points in both exhibition games.

- The Blue Demons went a combined 19-for-41 (.463) from three-point range in exhibition play.

- DePaul opens the regular season on the road for the second straight season.

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DePaul Men's Basketball Exhibition vs. Trinity Christian

Playing without senior center Wesley Green, DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright decided to go with a smaller, quicker lineup to take down the Trolls of Trinity Christian. While Green sat out the game with the stomach flu, DePaul started guards Cliff Clinkscales, Jabari Currie, Draelon Burns, and forwards Karron Clarke and Mac Koshwal. "(Green's) had the stomach flu," said Wainwright. "This morning he said that he couldn't go. So we had to have a quick crash course with Karron Clarke inside. The thing I asked him to do was rebound."

Rebound Clarke did, snaring 10 boards tonight and contributing 12 points to complete a double-double.

The Demons had six players in double figures with freshman Darquavis Tucker leading with 16 points and three steals. Senior Draelon Burns added 14 points. Sophomore guard Will Walker also scored 14 off the bench. Junior college transfer Matija Poscic chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds. While freshman captain Mac Koshwal also chimed in with 10 points and seven boards.

Trinity Christian forward Kurt Gruppen led all scorers with 19 points

The Blue Demons were atrocious from behind the arc, shooting two for 16 (12.5%), but made up for that with their aggressive defense. DePaul committed grand larceny - stealing the ball 18 times, forcing Trinity into 24 turnovers and scoring 20 points off of turnovers. Held scoreless, junior guard Jabari Currie compensated on the defensive end with four steals. "We didn't shoot the ball very well from three," Wainwright observed. "Mario Stula and (Thijin) Moses are both kids who aren't able to play right now. They really are guys who can come in against the zone and kind of open things up and move Clarke onto the wing. I thought we had way more deflections. The kids were really active (on defense). We tried to recruit a team that has more speed. I thought our kids were really up in the passing lanes and did a good job. Their defensive instincts were pretty good. Everyone seemed more alert."

The Demons went to the charity stripe 24 times and shot 87.5% from the line.

This was the only exhibition game for the men's team. DePaul will begin the regular season on Friday, November 9th when they travel to Creighton for a 7 p.m. game. The game will be televised in Chicago on CLTV and broadcast on WIND (560 AM).

Game Notes from DePaul Sports Information

- DePaul is now 5-0 all-time in exhibition games under Jerry Wainwright, including a 2-0 slate against Trinity Christian.

- The Blue Demons are 16-0 all-time at McGrath Arena, including 1-0 in regular season games. .

- This will be the second straight season that DePaul will open the regular season on the road against a Missouri Valley Conference team (at Bradley last season).

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