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Smith, No. 15 DePaul easily dispatch Syracuse

CHICAGO (AP) -- Khara Smith scored 15 points and grabbed 14
rebounds to lead No. 15 DePaul past Syracuse 82-57 on Tuesday
night.

Allie Quigley chipped in 13 points and three steals for DePaul
(24-5, 11-5 Big East), while Caprice Smith added 11 points and five
rebounds.

Vaida Sipaviciute scored 16 points on 9-for-14 shooting for
Syracuse (9-18, 2-14). Sara Antolick added 12 points for the
Orange, who shot 39.1 percent.

DePaul got out to an early lead when Quigley hit back-to-back
3's, capping an 11-0 run for a 14-4 advantage. A 9-3 run to end the
half put DePaul up 39-23 at intermission.

DePaul added a 14-2 run in the second half to take a 62-31 lead
with 12:13 left. The Blue Demons were on target in the second half,
hitting 58.1 percent of their shots after only shooting 33.3
percent in the first.