#DuqWBB Ends Fordham's 12-Game Winning Streak After a 65-61 Victory
Jan. 8, 2014
BRONX, N.Y. - The Duquesne women's basketball team ended Fordham's 12-game winning streak with a 65-61 victory on Wednesday night in Bronx, N.Y. The Dukes improve to 10-6 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference while the Rams, who were undefeated at home Rose Hill Gym this season, fall to 13-2, 2-1 A-10.
The Dukes were led by Wumi Agunbiade who scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting. April Robinson added 13. Agunbiade pulled down a team-best nine rebounds and tied a career-high with five assists. Olivia Bresnahan also tied a career-high with five assists.
Fordham's Samantha Clark scored 22 and Erin Rooney 19. Emily Tapio had a game-high 10 rebounds.
The first half was played tight, with two ties and six lead changes. With Fordham up early 7-3, Robinson drained a 3-pointer from the right side at the 16:31 mark. After a Rooney layup, Agunbiade would hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game at 9-9 just before the 16-minute media timeout. Bresnahan would give Duquesne an 11-9 lead before the Rams would regain the advantage on a Rooney 3-pointer with 14:42 to play in the half.
With Fordham up 14-13 at the 13:51 mark of the half, Moore's layup gave the Dukes the go-ahead basket and a lead that they would hang onto for the rest of the game. The Duquesne first half lead would get a high as nine points two times - a Stasia King layup with 3:33 left made the score 27-18 and Agunbiade's jumper closed out the first half scoring with the Dukes leading 31-22.
Moore opened up the 2nd half with a breakaway layup that gave the Dukes its first double-digit lead of the contest at 33-22. Duquesne would extend its lead to 15 points at the 15:30 mark when Agunbiade finished an and-1 to make the score 47-32. The Dukes' largest lead of the game came at 5:40 when Belma Nurkic's jumper put Duquesne up 59-40.
Fordham came back with a 10-1 run over the next four minutes to get within 10 points at 60-50 with 2:01 remaining. Clark's 3-pointer with 17.9 seconds remaining closed the gap to five points at 61-55. Bresnahan was fouled on the ensuing possession and converted both foul shots, making the score 63-58 with 12 seconds to go. Bresnahan made 1-of-2 from the line before Rooney hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds to play, making it a one possession game at 64-61. Moore was fouled with 2.8 seconds left, missing the first free throw and making the next to put the Dukes up 65-61. Fordham's Danielle Burns' 3-pointer at the buzzer was off.
Up next the Dukes will travel to Saint Louis to take on the Billikens at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is at 3:00 p.m.
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