The DePauw women’s basketball team cruised to two away victories over the weekend, winning their 17th straight game. The Tigers beat Allegheny on Friday and Hiram on Saturday—clinching a share of their fourth straight NCAC title.
Against Allegheny, DePauw started in the hole down 10-6 shortly into the game. The Tigers rebounded with a dominating 31-0 that put them up big for the rest of the game. The suffocating defense of the Tigers forced Allegheny to shoot just 18 perecent from the field. Junior Savannah Trees dominated the second half of the game scoring 17 of her 24 points after halftime.
In game two of the weekend, the Tigers squared off with Hiram. Again, the Tigers never trailed after an early short deficit to Hiram. DePauw eventually took the game 85-53 led with 25 points by senior Emma Ondik. Ondik did much of her damage behind the three-point arc as she knocked out six threes. As a team, the Tigers hit eight threes. DePauw also shut down Hiram on the defensive side of the ball as they forced 21 turnovers, resulting in 35 points.
With the win, DePauw clinched a share of their fourth straight NCAC title and climbed to their 14 straight season with at least 20 wins. The win streak has the Tigers feeling good and ready to go as NCAA tournament time draws closer.
The Tigers are currently ranked nine in the country and look to improve on that ranking on the road Wednesday against conference rival Wittenberg.