Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw posted season highs of 93 points and 55.2 percent field goal shooting and advanced to the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament championship game with a 93-52 win over Finlandia. The Tigers, ranked 21st by D3hoops.com and 22nd in the latest coaches' poll, moved to 9-2 with their sixth straight win, while the Lions dropped to 0-13.
DePauw shot 66.7 percent in the opening quarter and scored the final nine points of the stanza to grab a 31-13 lead. The Tigers scored the first seven of the second period to expand the margin to 25 on the way to a 50-28 halftime lead.
Connecting on 13 of 17 field goals (76.5%) in the third period, the Tigers pulled away to their largest lead of the game at 82-33 with 14 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Sydney Kopp led four DePauw double-figure scorers with 18 points, while Mya Shannon notched a career-high 15 in only nine minutes. Claire Keefe chipped in 13 and Maya Howard added 12 in the win. Harlee Froberg paced Finlandia with 14 points and Taylor Pertile added 13.
DePauw outrebounded the Lions, 44-22, and committed just 10 turnovers to Finlandia's 19. Keefe paced DePauw with six rebounds and Howard had five assists. Howard and Imani Graham had three steals each.
The Tigers face second-ranked Thomas More in tomorrow's 4 p.m. championship game after the Saints topped Franklin, 100-54, in today's second game. Madison Temple paced five Thomas More double-figure with 20 points and became the program's all-time scoring leader. Temple dished out eight assists, while Emily Schultz recorded a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds. Bayleigh Walker led Franklin with 19 points.