Tori Schickel gets ready to make a pass. Schickel scored a team-high 14 points in the loss. Jimmy Lafakis/Collegian file photo.
DREW FAVAKEH | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming off one of the biggest wins in program history against Marquette on Feb. 22, the Butler women’s basketball team fell to DePaul. DePaul won the first quarter 19-9 and won the second quarter 20-14. Butler won the third quarter, 21-12, to pull within nine, but ultimately lost, 76-62.
Butler’s first field goal would come with 5:32 remaining in the first quarter. By that point, DePaul led 7-4. Butler failed to capture a lead after the first two points of the game, a pair of free throws from Whitney Jennings 1:12 into the first quarter.
The closest Butler was to trimming the lead with 8:40 left in the fourth quarter was when Naira Caceres dropped in a layup, capping off a 24-16 stretch by the Bulldogs and cutting the deficit to six. Chante Stonewall splashed in a three that brought DePaul’s lead back to nine. Following Stonewall’s triple was a turnover by Michelle Weaver and an and-one layup from Ashton Millander on the subsequent fastbreak.
Butler would close the lead again thanks to a layup by Tori Schickel, but Chante Stonewall hit another triple, her third and final triple of the game. DePaul would end the game on a 21-13 run and win 76-62.
DePaul’s guards were too much too handle for the backcourt. Stonewall led the Blue Demons with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting and went 3-of-5 from deep. Ashton Millender recorded six assists and 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting and was 4-for-8 from deep.
DePaul, as a whole, shot 14-of-35 from three.
Butler, on the other hand, made six triples on 17 attempts.
Butler closes the regular season with home games against Georgetown on March 1 and Villanova on March 3.