Men's Hoops Fall To Spiders, 76-62
Feb. 27, 2005
Kevin Steenberge and Andres Sandoval combined for 34 points to lead Richmond to a 76-62 win over Duquesne at the Palumbo Center. Bryant McAllister scored a game-high 27 for Duquesne.
The Spiders, which shot 53.8 percent for the game, jumped out to a 19-6 lead as Duquesne missed nine of its first 11 field goal attempts. Steenberge, who went 8-of-10 from the field on his way to scoring 19 points, made all four of his shots during the game-opening run.
Duquesne cut the lead to 26-19 on a pair of McAllister free throws at the 5:04 mark, but Richmond answered with a 6-0 run and took a 37-25 lead into the half. Duquesne briefly cut the lead to nine at the 17:21 mark of the second half, before Richmond responded by holding the Dukes scoreless over the next 4:11 to build the lead back up to 14. Duquesne would get no closer than 12 the rest of the way as the UR lead reached as many as 19 points.
Sandoval scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half to help the Spiders maintain their lead. Tyler Bluemling, Chauncey Duke and DeVario Hudson were the next-leading scorers for Duquesne with six points each. Duquesne, which shot 32.1 percent in the first half, finished at 37.5 percent for the game.
NOTES: McAllister went 8-of-23 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line in scoring 27 points ... he now needs 12 to become the 30th member of Duquesne's 1,000-point club ... Richmond's Sandoval (6-of-10) and Steenberge (8-of-10) were a combined 14-of-20 from the field ... Richmond was 14-of-26 (53.8%) from the field in both halves.
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee: "Defensively, I thought we couldn't get enough stops. We have to play harder at the defensive end of the floor. We just didn't play well, period. We couldn't establish our big guys at all. Kieron Achara didn't get a field goal. We have to get our big guys involved. We couldn't stop them physically. They dominated in the post because of physical strength. We really wanted to end the home season on a positive note for our seniors."