DUKES IN IRELAND: DAY FOUR (VIDEO)
Aug. 8, 2015
CORK, IRELAND - Derrick Colter scored all 15 of his points in the first half to lead Duquesne to a 100-54 win over Neptune Basketball Club of Cork in the second of four games on the Dukes' Ireland Tour.
Rene Castro added all 12 of his points and 7 assists in the opening 20 minutes as the Dukes, who finished with five double-digit scorers, were never threatened.
Neptune, the oldest civilian Basketball Club in Ireland, competes in the Division I Premier League.
Duquesne got seven points from Gill and six each from Colter and Robinson in jumping out to a 29-12 lead after one quarter.
Gill hit his second 3-pointer to give DU a 20-point lead early in the second quarter. Castro then converted a pair of three-point plays as the Dukes upped the lead to 30.
DU, which began to substitute liberally in the second quarter, led 66-21 at the half.
Duquesne, which led to 89-35 after three quarters, reached the 100-point mark on a Nick Foschia field goal with 1:40 left.
Colter (three) and Gill (two) combined for DU's five 3-pointers - all in the first half. The Dukes assisted on 17 of 40 field goals.
Freshman Josh Steel had 7 points, 3 assists and a team-high 8 rebounds off the bench for DU.
The Dukes will leave Cork for a pair of games in Dublin beginning with a match-up against Templelogue at 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday.
The Dukes began the day with a trip to nearby Blarney Castle, where the team was given a guided tour highlighted by a chance to kiss the famed Blarney Stone found atop the castle tower (see photo gallery above).