@DuqWBB Defeats La Salle 76-68
Jan. 5, 2017

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PHILADELPHIA - Five players scored in double-digits as Duquesne earned their first Atlantic 10 Conference victory 76-68 at La Salle on Thursday night.

Chassidy Omogrosso led all scorers with 18 points. Amadea Szamosi added 14, Julijana Vojinovic 13 and Kadri-Ann Lass and Nina Aho 11 for the Dukes (8-8, 1-2 A-10).

Adreana Miller scored 17 for the Explorers (8-6, 1-2 A-10).

FIRST QUARTER
Duquesne came out by hitting four of their first eight shots, building a 9-5 lead (seven points by Szamosi) heading into the media timeout. The Dukes would end the quarter with a 17-15 lead.

SECOND QUARTER
The Explorers got the first basket of the quarter before the Dukes went on a 9-2 run to build a 26-19 lead at 7:25. However, La Salle would score eight of the next 10 baskets to take their first lead of the game and a 32-30 advantage into halftime.

THIRD QUARTER
With La Salle ahead 35-32 at 8:14, Duquesne went on a 15-3 run to take a 47-38 lead at the 3:55 mark. A 3-pointer by Miller at 2:03 got the Explorers within a basket at 49-47. A pair of Omogrosso foul shots and a 3-pointer by Angela Staffileno put the Dukes up by seven points before Miller's layup closed out the scoring with Duquesne ahead 54-49.

FOURTH QUARTER
After a Jasmine Alston jumper got La Salle within three points of tying the game, Duquesne scored seven uncontested to take their first double-figure lead at 61-51 at the media timeout. La Salle would cut the deficit to three points with 1:02 remaining, but a step-back 3-pointer from Lass put the Dukes up by six points at 74-68 with 34 seconds to go. The Duquesne defense made stops on the last two La Salle possessions.

UP NEXT
The Dukes have a quick turnaround, hosting Davidson (2-12, 0-2 A-10) on Saturday at 2:00 P.M.

GAME NOTES

  • The Dukes had 20 assists on 28 field goals, led by Omogrosso's career-tying six

  • Duquesne was a +7 (38-31) on the boards, holding La Salle to eight below their season average

  • Paige Cannon made her first career start

  • Szamosi needs three points for 1,000 career

  • The Dukes have won nine of 10 meetings against La Salle including five straight at Tom Gola Arena

  • Duquesne is 8-1 when leading after the 3rd quarter

  • Amy Griffin, the leading scorer in the A-10, was held to just two points in the 2nd half

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