Red and Blue Fall at Richmond, 82-61
Jan. 18, 2004
Richmond, Va. - Duquesne saw an end to its four-game winning streak with an 82-61 Atlantic 10 loss at Richmond Sunday afternoon. Richmond and Duquesne entered the contest tied for first in the West Division of the A-10 with 4-1 league records. Candace Futrell (Altoona, Pa./Altoona), the A-10 Co-Player of the Week, led the Dukes with 21 points while Loui Hall (Masontown, Pa./Albert Gallatin) added 16 points off the bench for the Red & Blue. Maria Stankevich grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.
Richmond, which improved to 7-0 at the Robbins Center, was led by Kate Flavin with 24 points and 18 rebounds while Saona Chapman chipped in 20 points.
It was an evenly played game to start the contest before the Dukes grabbed a 13-7 edge on a 7-0 run with 11:49 remaining. Richmond then out-scored the Dukes 25-6 over the next eight minutes to snag a 32-19 edge with 3:54 ticking. The host Spiders held a 42-26 lead at the half paced by Flavin's 18 points. Richmond held a 25-11 edge on the boards.
The Dukes regrouped at the break and out-scored Richmond 10-2 to start the second frame paced by Loui Hall's six markers to get within a 36-44 reach at 17:07. The Spiders hit a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 53-38 at the 13:00 mark and held a 62-43 margin on a three-point goal as 7:30 remained. The Spiders would never look back as they led 81-50 just over two minutes remaining.
Richmond improved to 13-4 overall, 5-1 in league play and have been receiving votes in the Top 25 polls. The Spiders held a 43-25 advantage on the boards and out-shot the Red & Blue .492 (29-59) to .396 (21-53) for the game.
Duquesne (8-8, 4-2) returns to action this Tuesday, Jan. 20, as they close out the non-conference season hosting Cornell at 7:05 pm at the Palumbo Center.