St Francis (PA) 61

(0-9, 0-1 NEC)

(16) DePaul 99

(10-1, 0-1 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, December 17, 2005

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    SFU 17 4461
    #16DEP 48 5199

    No. 16 DePaul puts up 99 points against lowly St. Francis

    CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Khara Smith and a fast start left DePaul with an easy night.

    Smith scored 21 points and four others reached double figures as the Blue Demons rolled to a 99-61 win over St. Francis of Pennsylvania.

    In surpassing the 1,800-point plateau for her career, Smith shot 9-of-12 from the floor and made all three of her free throws. Erin Cattell was 9-of-10 from the line and Ciara Johnson 6-of-6 from the floor to contribute 15 and 14 points off the bench, respectively.

    Smith's three-point play gave DePaul (10-1) a 16-2 lead less than four minutes in and the bulge reached 29-5 on a 3-pointer by Missy Mitidiero, who had 11 points, later in the first half.

    The Blue Demons made 18 field goals in the first half while the Red Flash (0-9) attempted only 19 in falling behind, 48-17.

    Whitney Robinson scored 12 points and Danielle Hibbard had 10 for St. Francis. Leading scorer Amber Hein was limited to eight on 1-of-13 shooting and had three of the Red Flash's 26 turnovers.

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