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Dukes Complete Sunday Sweep with 105-76 Win Over Sheridan
Jimmy Sherwood scored 16 points in the Dukes 105-76 win over Sheridan College.
Jimmy Sherwood scored 16 points in the Dukes 105-76 win over Sheridan College.

Sept. 2, 2007

Game 3 of 4

Saturday, Sept. 1 - Duquesne 92, University of Toronto 60
Sunday, Sept. 2 - Duquesne 107, Ryerson University 84
Sunday, Sept. 2 - Duquesne 105, Sheridan College 76
Monday, Sept. 3 - Duquesne vs. Waterloo University, Noon

Athletic Centre - Brampton, Ontario
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007

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.

Kojo Mensah led six Dukes in double figures with 23 points. Jimmy Sherwood added 16 and Shawn James scored 14 points to go along with eight blocked shots for Duquesne.

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.

Tucker added 12 points and Achara and David Theis scored 10 each for the Dukes. Aaron Jackson led Duquesne with six assists.

Duquesne concludes its trip with a Noon game versus Waterloo University at Sheridan College on Monday.

* The Sheridan team presented Duquesne's Sam Ashaolu with a Sheridan sweatshirt and cap in a brief pregame ceremony. Ashalou's family lives 10 minutes from the Sheridan campus.
* The game was the second of a split doubleheader for the Dukes who defeated Ryerson University 107-84 earlier in the day in a game that tipped off at 11:00 a.m.
* The game was played with a 30-second shot clock and the international 3-point line (20'6").
* Gary Tucker caused a brief stoppage of play when his follow-up dunk in the second half unhinged the rim, leaving it crooked until it was popped back into place.
* All 12 Duquesne players scored.
* James had three dunks for the Dukes.
* This was Sheridan's first game. Their scheduled opener against Toledo was cancelled.
* Duquesne is averaging 101.3 points per game on the tour.

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