DePauw Tops Oberlin in Final Tuneup before NCAC Tourney

DePauw Tops Oberlin in Final Tuneup before NCAC Tourney

Oberlin, Ohio - Maya Howard scored 18 and Emily Budde added 12 as 14th-ranked DePauw improved to 23-2 overall and finished North Coast Athletic Conference regular season play at 15-1 following a 60-41 win at Oberlin. The Yeowomen dropped to 12-13 overall and 9-6 in NCAC play.

The Tigers, top-seed in the upcoming NCAC Tournament, host Wooster on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round at a time to be determined.

DePauw trailed just twice in the opening period before rattling off six straight to close the opening frame with a 10-6 lead. The hosts were within one in the second at 12-11 before the Tigers embarked on a 12-2 run. The Tigers led 24-15 at the break.

The Tigers scored the first six of the third to push the lead to 15 and they kept in double figures on the way to a 45-29 lead after three. DePauw hit 8-of-12 from the field in the 21-point quarter. Oberlin got no closer than 14 in the final stanza.

In addition to Howard's 18 points, she added three steals to share the team lead with Claire Ryan. Budde's 12 came on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor. Melinda Franke hauled down six rebounds.

Alex Stipano paced Oberlin with 14 points with Sarah Thompson grabbing six rebounds.

The Tigers shot 42.3 percent for the game to Oberlin's 30.0 percent