Great Eight and Fabulous Five
Jan. 17, 2018

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PITTSBURGH - Chassidy Omogrosso and Julijana Vojinovic combined for 44 points in Duquesne's 78-50 victory over La Salle on Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center.

With the win, the Dukes (15-3, 5-0 A-10) remain undefeated at home.

Omogrosso was 9-of-14 shooting for 23 points and Vojinovic was 8-of-11 for 21. Each recorded four 3-pointers. Eniko Kuttor and Amanda Kalin each pulled down a game-high seven rebounds and Kadri-Ann Lass added three blocks to her league lead.

Adreana Miller led La Salle (6-12, 1-4 A-10) with 25.

The Explorers jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, but Duquesne answered with an 18-2 run to end the quarter. The Dukes led 20-9 after 10 minutes and only allowed one LAS field goal in the final eight minutes.

After going ahead by 16 points at the 5:47 mark of the 2nd quarter, three straight baskets by La Salle cut the deficit to 10 points at 25-15. Duquesne would take a 31-19 lead into halftime.

The Dukes had its highest scoring quarter of the season, putting up 31 points in the 3rd. Duquesne shot 78.6 percent, making 11-of-14 shots. Vojinovic was a perfect 5-for-5 with three 3-pointers for 14 points and Omogrosso was 4-for-6 with a pair of 3-pointers for 10 points as the Dukes' lead was 26 points at 36-62 at the end of the quarter.

Back-to-back layups by Omogrosso gave Duquesne its largest lead of the game - 34 points at 70-36 with 7:45 remaining in the 4th quarter.

The Dukes, who shot 51.7 percent for the game, had a 40-to-30 rebounds edge and scored 25 points off La Salle turnovers.

Next up, Duquesne will host George Mason (15-4, 4-10 A-10). The Patriots were 77-56 winners over Richmond earlier today. NOTE THE NEW START TIME OF 12:00.

GAME NOTES

  • Duquesne held La Salle's leading scorer, Amy Griffin, to six points of 3-of-15 shooting

  • Kalin's seven rebounds was a career-high

  • Dating back to last season, the Dukes have won 14 straight at the Palumbo Center

  • Duquesne has made a 3-pointer in 236 straight games

  • The Dukes now hold a 19-18 edge in the all-time series

  • Lass needs seven more blocks to become Duquesne's all-time leader and 20 to become the single-season leader - she has 57 blocks this year and 171 for her career

  • The lone senior for the Class of 2018 - Judith Sole - now has 84 wins, tying the Class of 2012 sixth most all-time

  • Omogrosso jumped past Carol Burchlaw, LynnDee Howell and Maureen Major to move into 24th place on Duquesne's all-time scoring list with 1,042 points


     

     

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