Felicia Chester's 15 paces balanced DePaul attack in rout of NJIT

CHICAGO -- Felicia Chester scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense in DePaul's 90-43 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Thursday night.

The win was the fifth straight and 15th in 16 games for the Blue Demons (18-2) who never trailed.

Katherine Harry had 14 points and 14 rebounds while Anna Martin added 13 points. Keisha Hampton had 12 and Taylor Pikes 10 for DePaul (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP), which is unbeaten in the Big East.

The game was originally supposed to be played on Dec. 29, but was postponed because of a snowstorm that blanketed the Northeast.

Jessica Gerald scored 21 points for the Highlanders (5-11), who entered with a two-game winning streak.

It took less than 5 minutes for DePaul to open up a double digit lead. the Highlanders rallied to 24-16 with 10 minutes left, but a 14-0 run by the Blue Demons broke it up.

Kristian Parker finally ended the drought for NJIT, but consecutive 3-pointers by Sam Quigley in the final 1:28 of the half gave the Blue Demons a 54-25 advantage at the break.

It was only the second time this season DePaul had topped 50 points in the first half.

DePaul opened the second half with a 11-0 run for a 65-25 advantage and lead never dipped below 33 points.

Thursday's game was the 150th at McGrath Arena, located on DePaul's north side campus. The Blue Demons are 129-21 at the facility, which replaced Alumni Hall in 2000.

DePaul is 11-0 this season at home and hosts Seton Hall when it resumes Big East play on Saturday.