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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.