Milwaukee, Wis. - Claire Keefe scored 20 points in her first collegiate game including 16 in the second half to lead 15th-ranked DePauw to a 64-53 win at Wisconsin Lutheran in the season opener for both schools. DePauw faces Luther tomorrow at 1 p.m. CST on the second day of the Paul F. Knueppel Classic.
The Tigers closed the first half on a 4-0 run and scored the first six of the second half to take a 42-30 lead. DePauw's largest lead of 15 came with 8:50 left in the fourth quarter as Sydney Kopp's bucket made it 58-43.
Keefe's 20 were followed by Emily Budde's 17, all of which came in the first half. Maya Howard added 11 points and seven rebounds and dished out a team-high three assists in the win. Kylie Morris hauled down 12 rebounds.
Jen Dowden paced the Warriors with 20 points, while Caitlin Knueppel added 14. Corana Carson grabbed eight rebounds and totaled four assists in the loss.
DePauw shot 46.2 percent from the floor to Wisconsin Lutheran's 34.9 percent. The Tigers held a 39-31 edge on the boards and committed 12 turnovers to the Warriors' 10.