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Quigley keys DePaul win over E. Michigan

HONOLULU (AP) -- Allie Quigley scored 17 of her 21 points in the
second half to lead No. 17 DePaul to a 64-49 win over Eastern
Michigan in the opening round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic on
Friday night.

Khara Smith, who had 12 points and 11 rebounds, teamed with
Quigley to account for 25 of the Blue Devils' 40 second-half
points.

Canea Williams had 19 points and teammate Sarah VanMetre added
14 for Eastern Michigan (2-1). Nikki Knapp had 11 rebounds.

The Blue Devils (3-0) held a 47-42 lead with 4:30, and then
Quigley hit two straight 3-pointers to extend DePaul's lead to
53-44.

The Blue Devils added several free throws and lay-ups in the
closing minutes to put the game out of reach.

DePaul led 24-19 at the break, and Quigley opened the second
half by scoring the first seven points.

DePaul advanced to play Texas A&M in Saturday's semifinals. The
Eagles will face Cal State-Northridge, which lost to Texas A&M
76-52.