Jan. 18, 2017
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PITTSBURGH - Amadea Szamosi's double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds led the Duquesne women's basketball team past Saint Louis 94-65 on Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center on International Night. Szamosi was 12-of-22 from the field. The 94 points for Duquesne was a season-high.
Julijana Vojinovic recorded a career-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting including four 3-pointers. Chassidy Omogrosso added 16 points for the Dukes who are now 10-10 overall and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Jordyn Frantz and Sadie Stipanovich each scored 15 points for the Billikens, who fall to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the A-10. Jackie Kemph, who was the 2016 A-10 Co-Player of the Year and a Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List member, was held to one field goal and four total points.
The Dukes had a tremendous 1st quarter, shooting 56 percent (10-of-18). Vojinovic scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting including two 3-pointers. Szamosi's layup at the buzzer off an offensive rebound gave the Dukes an 11-point lead at 29-18.
Szamosi's basket sparked a 10-0 run for Duquesne that put the Dukes ahead 37-18 at the 7:08 mark. The Dukes' first 20-point lead happened on Vojinovic's layup at 4:54 that made the score 41-20. Duquesne scored the last 12 points of the quarter, capped by Omogrosso's half court 3-pointer at the horn. The Dukes' defense held SLU to two field goals on 17 attempts in the quarter, outscoring Saint Louis 26-7 and took a commanding 55-25 lead into halftime.
Vojinovic's 3-pointer at the 3:20 mark gave Duquesne its largest lead of the game -- 32 points at 71-39. Brianna Thomas closed out the quarter with a pair of foul shots, making the score 74-44.
The Dukes remained solid shooting, hitting 7-of-15 field goals. Another Thomas foul shot gave Duquesne 77 points, setting a new team season-high for points. They would hit the 32-point lead mark two more times -- the last on a Conor Richardson foul shot with 3:08 left in the game.
The Dukes hit the road to face St. Bonaventure (6-12, 1-5 A-10) on Saturday afternoon in Olean, N.Y. Tipoff time is 4:00 p.m.
This was Duquesne's largest margin of victory this season
The last time the Dukes scored 90+ points was against Seton Hall in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament (97)
The previous team season-high was at La Salle on Jan. 5th
Vojinovic's previous career-high was 17 points against Pitt and Dayton
Szamosi's career-high is 28 points (Saint Francis U 12/18/14)
This is Szamosi's 19th career double-double
Szamosi moved past Maureen Major and is now tied with Keri Pryor and Tanya Larrydale into 22nd place with 1,063 points
Duquesne is a perfect 7-0 at the Palumbo Center against Saint Louis
Judith Sole recorded her first field goal in a Duquesne uniform
SLU's Kemph averaged 14.3ppg coming into tonight's contest
Szamosi's 12 field goals is the most in the Dan Burt era