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Women’s basketball falls to No. 1 DePauw University

By Noah Gurzenski | Staff Writer 

Maureen Hirt '14 leads the Ladies with 18.9 points per game this season. (Courtesy of Kenyon Athletics)
Maureen Hirt ’14 leads the Ladies with 18.9 points per game this season. (Courtesy of Kenyon Athletics)

In a rematch of last season’s North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) women’s basketball championship, No. 1 DePauw University defeated Kenyon 80-47 this past Saturday, Feb. 15.

Except for a pair of free throws, DePauw held Kenyon scoreless through the first five and one-half minutes of play until Meredith Williams ’16 and Lauren Kriete ’15 hit consecutive three-pointers to bring Kenyon within ten points of the score, 18-8. That was as close as the Ladies would get for the rest of the game, however, as DePauw’s stout defense held Kenyon to their second poorest shooting percentage of the season.

“They were able to really pressure us and get in the passing lane and make it really uncomfortable for us, and really get us frazzled and out of our rhythm,” Assistant Coach Morgan Korinek ’12 said.

Korinek attributed the depth of DePauw’s team as a big component of their success against Kenyon.

“They have so many different weapons that if one person’s off, someone else is going to step up,” Korinek said.

Despite the large deficit, Kenyon focused on playing the rest of the game with sharp intensity and leaving everything on the court.

“Especially in the second half, the emphasis was placed on effort,” Co-Captain Maggie Boelter ’14 said. “At the end of the day, as long as we knew walking off the court that we’d put everything that we had out there, then it was okay.”

Last night, the Ladies cruised to a 74-59 win over Wittenberg University. Kenyon will travel to Wooster, OH this Saturday to take on the College of Wooster.

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