DePaul Pulls Away from Navy, Wins 59-43

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Felicia Chester had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Katherine Harry added 10 points and a couple big second-half buckets to help DePaul defeat Navy 56-43 on Saturday in the NCAA tournament. Anna Martin added 10 points for the third-seeded Blue Demons (28-6), who advanced to the tourney's second round for the first time in five years -- though the victory didn't come easy. The 14th-seeded Midshipmen (20-12) didn't look like a team making its first appearance in the tourney. DePaul held advantages in size and athleticism, but hustling Navy matched them step-for-step anyway until the latter part of the second half. Patriot League freshman of the year Jade Geif led Navy with 14 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out, while Angela Myers added 13 points. Navy led briefly, 30-29, early in the second half, but DePaul was too strong down the stretch. Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press