@DuqWBB Falls to Massachusetts 75-67
Jan. 15, 2017

WBB: Duquesne at Massachusetts Highlights - Atlantic10.com

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AMHERST, Mass. - The Duquesne women's basketball team fell to Massachusetts 75-67 on Sunday afternoon at the Mullins Center. The game was televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.

Chassidy Omogrosso led the Dukes (9-10, 2-4 A-10) with 18 points. Julijana Vojinovic scored 14, Conor Richardson tied her career-high with 13 and Amadea Szamosi added 10. Kadri-Ann Lass had a career-high five assists.

Hailey Liedel scored a game-high 22 points for Massachusetts (9-10, 3-3- A-10). Alyx Stiff had 19 points and Maggie Mulligan recorded a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds.

FIRST QUARTER
The Minutewomen came out of the gates by scoring the first six points of the game. The Dukes would hold UMass without a field goal for a span of 2:18 and by the 3:54 mark Duquesne got within a field goal of tying it at 15-13. However, Massachusetts ended the quarter on a 13-4 run to take a 28-17 lead.

SECOND QUARTER
UMass extended their lead to 14 points as Leidel opened up the 2nd quarter with a 3-pointer. Duquesne was able to cut the deficit to nine points on five occasions -- the last coming on a Cannon free throw with 48 seconds left. Leidel closed out the scoring with a pair of foul shots that made the score 41-32.

THIRD QUARTER
Duquesne responded with five straight points from Szamosi to start the quarter, forcing a Massachusetts timeout. However, the Minutewomen answered by scoring the next seven points to go ahead 50-37 at the media timeout. Following the stoppage, an Omogrosso steal and basket would spark an 11-4 run, getting the Dukes within six points of tying it at 54-48 with 1:29 to play. UMass would get a 3-pointer from Leidel and a layup from Burke before Richardson's buzzer-beating layup made the score 61-52.

FOURTH QUARTER
Down 12 with 4:13 remaining, the Dukes would score the next eight points, to close within four at 69-65 with 2:20 to play. Duquesne had the ball with a chance to make it a one possession game after Stiff missed a 3-pointer, but Vojinovic's 3-pointer did not fall. Leah McDerment went on to grab the rebound, and was fouled. She made both baskets to up the lead back to six points with 1:20 to go. Lass' basket with 47 seconds remaining kept the game at six points, but Duquesne would commit a pair of turnovers and then miss a pair of shots in the final stretch of the game.

UP NEXT
The Dukes return home to face Saint Louis
(14-4, 4-1 A-10) on Wednesday night. Tipoff time is 7:00 p.m. The promotion is International Night.

GAME NOTES

  • Massachusetts snaps its 10-game losing streak against Duquesne that dated back to Feb. 16, 2007.

  • Szamosi moved past LynnDee Howell and Maureen Major into 24th place on Duquesne's all-time scoring list -- she now has 1,036 points.

  • Judith Sole played her first game in a Duquesne uniform -- her last game was March 15, 2015 while playing for Robert Morris.

  • The teams combined for 37 points off of turnovers.
     

     

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