18th-ranked Tigers Extend Win Streak to 15; Huffman Notches 350th Win


Aldrich_Katie_2008092wbb.jpgFebruary 6, 2009, Birmingham, Ala. —  The 18th-ranked Tigers extended their win streak to 15 and improved to 18-3 on the season following a 75-67 win at Birmingham-Southern. DePauw improved to 18-3, while the Panthers dropped to 12-9.

The Tigers led by nine late in the first half before Danielle Boraz converted a three-point play and Katie Aldrich (pictured) scored on a layup giving DePauw a 34-20 advantage at the break.

Katie Mathews opened the second half with a jumper and Andrea Travelstead hit two free throws to push the margin to 18. The Panthers scored the next eight to close the Tigers' lead back to 10 at 38-28.

Birmingham-Southern later trimmed the lead to nine after Katelyn Wilson's three-pointer, but the Tigers extended it back to 18 at 55-37 with an 11-2 run capped by two Lauren Goff three-pointers and Brooke Osborne's trey on consecutive possessions.

The Panthers closed to within eight on three occasions before Osborne hit two free throws and Boraz scored on a putback with 2:02 left to make it 69-57.

C.J. Dakes' three-point play and three-point field goal were key parts of a 10-2 run which closed the margin to 71-67 with 36 seconds left. Emily Marshall then hit four of six free throws in the final 25 seconds to wrap up the win.

Goff led the Tigers with 16 points, while Marshall added 12. Aldrich grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds including six on the offensive boards as DePauw held a 45-39 advantage on the boards.

Wilson paced the Panthers with 22 points with Danielle Harbor added 10 points and a game-high 16 rebounds including 12 on the offensive glass.

The win was the 350th for head coach Kris Huffman against just 89 losses in 16 seasons.

DePauw travels to Rhodes for a Sunday Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contest at 2 p.m. CST.