Two days after upsetting No. 9 Kentucky, DePaul faced a Georgetown team playing their first game of the season. DePaul came away with a 72-54 victory, but it wasn't quite an easy win.
The Blue Demons were basically in control the entire game. DePaul led for 37:21 of the game,while Georgetown only held a lead for 1:28. Georgetown's biggest lead was 2 points, midway through the second quarter.
DePaul led 21-18 after the first quarter and stretched it to 39-31 at halftime. Georgetown started hot in the third quarter, scoring the first five points, but DePaul bounced back with a 10 point run and led 57-40 at the end of the third. A 15-14 DePaul fourth quarter secured the DePaul win.
Dee Bekelja was the star for DePaul, reaching a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. She also added two assists, four steals and a blocked shot to her stats line.
Lexi Held was next with 16 points, while Deja Church and Sonya Morris added 10 each. Darrione Rogers (7), Jolene Daninger (4), Kendall Holmes (3) and Nadege Jean (3) also got in the scoring column. Coach Doug Bruno was able to give his bench valuable playing time, with four reserves seeing double digit minutes.
Yasmin Ott led Georgetown with 18 points. Kelsey Ransom had 14 points. Five other players had single digit point totals.
Despite the large amount of minutes DePaul's bench played, they were outscored 14-10 by Georgetown's reserves. DePaul had the edge in points in the paint (26-20), second chance points (9-3) and fast break points (28-16).
Another notable stat saw DePaul forcing a season high 32 turnovers against Georgetown. DePaul has forced 23 or more turnovers in every game so far.
DePaul now stands at 4-2, with a three game winning streak. Their next game, is their first Big East road game. DePaul travels to Creighton for a Tuesday night battle, which will be televised nationally on FS1.
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