Seton Hall’s Park-Lane torches DePaul for 39-points, Demons drop second straight


Collin Feaster

Head coach Doug Bruno directs his players in DePaul’s win over Butler on Feb. 8.

DePaul fell to Seton Hall by a score of 89-82 in South Orange, N.J. Monday night. Pirates’ senior Lauren Park-Lane had 39-points, breaking the Seton Hall single-game scoring record.

This was the most points DePaul had given up to a single player this season. 

Monday’s game was the Jan. 28 rescheduled matchup with Seton Hall. The original game wasn’t played due to DePaul not having the conference minimum of seven available scholarship players, as the Demons were missing several due to injury.

Just as the season looked to shift in favor of the Blue Demons following two straight wins, the team has now quickly dropped two in-a-row and are back at .500. 

Sophomore Aneesah Morrow and Darrione Rogers both scored 22 points in the game, leading the way for DePaul. 

After leading in the first quarter by four, the Blue Demons proceeded to allow 33 second-quarter points and were outscored by 13. 

As much as the offense tried to keep up with the Pirates, the defense let the team down. The Blue Demons rank dead last in the Big East, allowing 71 points per game. 

In 10 out of its 13 losses this season, DePaul allowed its opponents to reach 80 or more points in the game. 

DePaul was able to bring the game closer in the third quarter, shooting 61% from the field and holding Seton Hall to 33%, and by the end of the quarter, the team brought the game to within five. 

Everything fell apart in the fourth quarter. DePaul shot an atrocious 19% in the final period, making just four field goals the entire quarter. 

Seton Hall successfully shot 54% in the fourth and got to the free throw line 13 times. 

With five games remaining, the schedule does not ease up for the Blue Demons. Three of the next five games will come against opponents ranked in the top five in the Big East which include, UConn, Villanova and Marquette. 

Following the loss, DePaul (13-13, 6-9) will host Seton Hall at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Wintrust Arena.