Dukes Fall to Rhode Island, 71-59
Jan. 25, 2005
The Duquesne women's basketball team lost at Rhode Island Tuesday afternoon, 71-59 in a game that had been delayed two days due to a weather-related state of emergency in the state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island took an early lead which the Dukes overcame via a three-pointer by Bautre, 15-14, with 12 minutes to play in the first half. Chrys Washington's jumper returned the lead to the Rams which they would hold throughout the opening stanza. URI had a 31-27 lead at the break.
Two free throws by Sophie Mojidi and a jumper by Pete Kleen pushed URI's edge to 35-27 to start the second half. Brittany Warren's layup at 12:02 cut the margin to 41-40. Kleen and Bautre exchanged treys before Sinclair's free throw knotted the game 44-44 with 10:04 on the clock.
Mojidi's traditional three-point play gave URI a 47-44 edge. Warren's layup eight seconds later put the score at 47-46 with 9:44 to go. Duquesne again responded after Rhode Island pushed the lead to 51-46. Two free throws by Bautre and Loui Hall's jumper tightened the margin, 51-50, with 7:16 to play. Rhody put together a 20-9 run, including eight straight free throws, to close out the game and secure the win.
Mojidi led all scorers with 27 points and tied a school record going 11-for-11 from the charity stripe. Kleen put in 13 and Audi Moses added 11 points for the Rams who are now 5-13, 3-4 in Atlantic 10 play. Katie Stailing pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Hall grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Erin Crawford dished out game-highs of five assists and four steals. URI's Kleen also had five assists.
The Red and Blue (7-10, 2-4 A10) return home to play Richmond (14-3, 5-2) on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:05 pm in the Palumbo Center.