Fordham Defeats @DuqMBB
Feb. 22, 2017
PITTSBURGH - Chris Sengfelder hit five 3-pointers on his way to 19 points and Javonte Hawkins added a game-high 20 points in leading Fordham to a 70-52 win over Duquesne at Palumbo Center.
The win gave the Rams a season split with the Dukes.
Fordham, which shot 51.1 percent, went 9-of-20 from the 3-point arc. Duquesne was held to 2-of-14 from 3-point in scoring a season-low 52 points.
Neither team led by more than five, until Fordham put together a 9-0 run - started by a Sengfelder 3-pointer - to take a 32-22 lead. Duquesne turned it over three times during the run. Emile Blackman hit a jumper to cut it to 32-26 at the half.
The lead was at six just over one minute into the second half, when Fordham went on a 10-2 run to take a 45-31 lead. The Rams' Cavit Havsa, who entered the game 0-of-8 from 3-point, hit his second 3-pointer of the game and added a layup during the run.
Havsa, who had 14 points in 14 games, scored 10 before fouling out with 15:03 left.
Abrahamson ended the run with a pair of layups to make it a 10-point game.
The Dukes, who trailed by double digits for the majority of the half, had two chances to cut it to single digits under the 6:30 mark, but failed to turn back-to-back Fordham turnovers into points.
Fordham scored the next six points to up the lead to 62-46.
The Rams steadily pulled away for the final margin.
Duquesne heads to Olean, N.Y. to face St. Bonaventure (17-10, 9-6) on Saturday, Feb. 25. The SBU game, set for a 4:00 p.m. start, will be televised by ASN.
DU's previous low point game came in a 90-53 loss at Dayton on Feb. 4 ... DU's 21 rebounds and 42 field goal attempts were also season lows ... the 17 field goals tied the season low set at Kentucky.
Kale Abrahamson, who had a 12-10 double-double in Duquesne's 75-72 win at Fordham on Dec. 30, scored a season-high 14 in 23 minutes off the bench ... Abrahamson went 7-of-10 from the field.
The Rams held Mike Lewis II, who finished with 12 points, without a field goal until the 6:30 mark of the second half ... Lewis II, who finished 2-of-9 from the field, went 8-of-10 from the foul line.
There were four ties and six lead changes in the game ... Duquesne's largest lead was one (20-19) the last of which came at the 5:16 mark of the first half ... Fordham's largest lead was +20 (68-48) with 1:26 left ... Fordham took the lead for good on a Javonte Hawkins layup with 5:15 remaining in the first half ... Fordham led for 33:28 ... Duquesne led for 1:58 ... the game was tied for 4:34.