Held, No. 16 DePaul women whip Milwaukee with big 1st half

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CHICAGO (AP)Lexi Held scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half, Sonya Morris added 18 points and No. 16 DePaul cruised to a 94-65 win over Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Kelly Campbell had all 11 of her points in the first half when the Blue Demons went 8 of 19 from 3-point range and shot 63% overall to race to a 59-27 lead. Keke Rimmer added 13 points and seven rebounds for DePaul (5-1). Morris had six assists.

DePaul scored the first eight points of the game and closed the first quarter with a 10-2 run to lead 24-14. The Blue Demons had a 10-0 run late in the second quarter and turned that in a 15-1 closing with Held scoring five points in the last minute.

Sydney Staver led Milwaukee (2-4) with 13 points. The Panthers had 17 turnovers in the first half and 25 for the game, leading to 31 points for the Blue Demons.

DePaul shot just 32% in the second half but Milwaukee shot 31% and never challenged.

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