Saturday, February 27, 2010

Title Track; DePauw returns to SCAC Championship for Seventh time defeating Rhodes 77-50

The DePauw University women advanced to the SCAC title game for the seventh time in eight years with a 77-50 victory over Rhodes College in the women's first semifinal Saturday afternoon at Millsaps College.

Jenna Fernandez had 17 points and Emily Marshall added a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers improved to 24-3 on the season. Marshall's first rebound of the game gave her 76 for her four-year SCAC tournament career - making her the league's all-time leading rebounder in conference championship play.

Rhodes, which ends it season with a 14-13 mark, was led by senior Becky Atnip who poured in 22 points in her final career game.

DePauw came out on fire in the first half, shooting 64.3% (18-28) from the floor, including 7-for-8 from beyond the arc to take a 48-29 lead.

The Tigers shot 52.5% from the field for the game and held Rhodes to just 28% and led by as many as 33 points. The Lynx did not score another field goal after the 14:29 mark managing just 10 freee throws the rest of the way.

Next up for DePauw is the winner of tonight's second semifinal match-up - Centre College and Hendrix College. Tip off for tomorrow's SCAC women's championship game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT. The winner earns the leagues automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

After the contest SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer caught up with both head coaches and DePauw senior forward Jenna Fernandez.

To listen to Rhodes head coach Matt Dean, click here.

To listen to DePauw head coach Kris Huffman, click here.

To listen to DePauw senior Jenna Fernandez, click here.

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