01/18 21:16 CST No. 24 DePaul women hold off St. John's 73-64
No. 24 DePaul women hold off St. John's 73-64
CHICAGO (AP) --- Chante Stonewall scored 22 points and No. 24 DePaul used an
early fourth-quarter burst to hold off St. John's 73-64 on Friday night.
Stonewall, who sank four 3-pointers, scored 16 points in the first half as the
Blue Demons (13-5, 4-2 Big East Conference) led 19-10 after one quarter and
34-29 at intermission.
The Red Storm (8-9, 1-5) rallied to take a 40-37 lead at the 6:34 mark of the
third quarter when Tiana England scored five in a 9-0 run. Sonya Morris and
Ashton Millender hit back-to-back 3s as DePaul regained the lead. The two teams
traded leads until Stonewall and Rebekah Dahlman had baskets in the final 67
seconds to give the Blue Demons a 51-48 lead at quarter's end. Tanita Allen
buried a 3-pointer --- her only points in the game --- to open the fourth
quarter, Kelly Campbell buried a jumper and Stonewall hit two free throws in a
7-0 run and DePaul led 58-48 with 6:49 left in the game. The Red Storm got no
closer than five from there.
Campbell and Millender both scored 12 for the Blue Demons, while Dahlman added
10 points and seven rebounds.
Alisha Kebbe sank three 3-pointers and topped St. John's with 13 points.
England finished with 12 points and six assists.