Dukes Topped By Host Dayton, 67-55
Jan. 12, 2003
Dayton, Ohio -- - The Duquesne Dukes, tied 27-27 at halftime with the Dayton Flyers, were defeated by the host team 67-55 Sunday afternoon at the UD Arena despite the 41st career double-double by senior Beth Friday. Friday's 10 points and 11 rebounds makes her the first Duke to account for 1,000 points AND 1,000 rebounds in her career.
Junior Candace Futrell, in her second game back after suffering an ankle injury in November, led all scorers with 16 points and fellow junior Shiri Sharon had a game high seven assists. Duquesne' record is 7-7 overall, 0-3 in conference play.
The Flyers were led by Sarah Schloss with 15 points. Stephanie Miller and Cyndi Stull each added 10 points. Miller led UD with six assists while Stull pulled down nine rebounds. Dayton increased their totals to 9-5, 2-1 A-10.
Both squads got off to a slow start as they shot a combined 5-of-18 from the floor in the first seven minutes of the game. After a jumper by Maria Stankevich gave Duquesne a 17-10 lead at the 10:15 mark, Dayton used a 15-2 run, sparked by two three-pointers from Miller and one from Schloss, to take a 25-19 lead. The Dukes finished the half with an 8-2 run of their own and tied the score at 27-27 on Futrell's jumper in the paint with 0:01 on the clock.
The Flyers started the second half with a 12-3 run to take a nine-point lead, 39-30, at the 15:24 mark. Duquesne closed the gap to six on two occasions but would not get any closer.
Friday, who moved into seventh place in DU career scoring in the game at Xavier earlier this weekend, is the fourth A-10er to enter the Double-K club. She joins George Washington's Darlene Saar (1,809 points, 1,139 rebounds) who competed from 1992 to 1995, Rutgers' Sue Wicks (2,655 points, 1,135 rebounds) who played from 1985 to 1988 and Jen Butler of UMass who hit the mark this year and had 1,228 points and 1,107 rebounds entering this weekend's play.
Friday, who became Duquesne's all-time rebounder in the sixth game this year, now has 1,009 boards and upped her scoring total to 1,210 ponts. Becky Oglvee (1983-86) holds down sixth place on the scoring list with 1,292 points.
The Dukes return home for their next contest on Thursday with the La Salle Explorers (10-4, 2-1 A-10) at 7:05 p.m. at the Palumbo Center on Duquesne's campus. The game can be heard over the internet at RedZoneMedia.com with Alex Panormios and Tad Maurey providing the game action.