Dukes Complete Sunday Sweep with 105-76 Win Over Sheridan
Sept. 2, 2007
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY EXHIBITION BASKETBALL
Saturday, Sept. 1 - Duquesne 92, University of Toronto 60
DUQUESNE 105, SHERIDAN COLLEGE 76
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - Duquesne topped the 100-point mark for the second time in 12 hours in upping its Canadian Tour record to 3-0 with a 105-76 win over Sheridan College on Sunday night.
The Dukes, who defeated Ryerson University 107-84 earlier in the day, started sluggishly as Sheridan used its full court pressure to jump out to a 10-6 lead. There were nine lead changes before the second of two Kieron Achara free throws put Duquesne up 25-24 with 7:32 left. From that point on, the Dukes outscored the Bruins 19-8 to take a 44-32 lead at the half.
Sheridan cut the lead to single digits early in the second half before an 18-7 run, capped by an acrobatic Gary Tucker layup, gave the Dukes a 70-50 advantage. Duquesne continued to pull away with the lead reaching as many as 32 points.
"Playing two games in one day was a challenge for us," said Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart. "Sheridan's full court press didn't make it easy. The game got a little sloppy, but I like the way our players rallied."
Sheridan, the most athletic team Duquesne has faced on the tour, continually challenged the Dukes who responded with 16 blocked shots. Achara, who played less than four minutes with James, rejected four shots while four other players had one block each.
Duquesne concludes its trip with a Noon game versus Waterloo University at Sheridan College on Monday.