Women's Basketball Falls to Saint Joseph's 72-51
Jan. 28, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - The Duquesne women's basketball team fell to Saint Joseph's 72-51 on Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena.
Katie Kuester scored a game-high 20 points, 18 coming off her six 3-pointers, Michelle Baker had 13 on 6-for-10 shooting and Samira Van Grinsven scored all 10 of her points in the second half for the Hawks (14-6, 4-2 A-10).
The Dukes jumped out to an early 9-3 lead in the first 3:26 of the first half with seven of the points scored by Wumi Agunbiade. DU would hold the lead until the 10:29 mark when a pair of Ashley Robinson foul shot gave SJU a 15-14 lead.
Saint Joseph's would go on a 22-9 run and with 1:48 left in the half and built a 14-point lead at 37-23. Back-to-back jumpers by Gensler closed out the first half scoring with Duquesne trailing 37-27 going into halftime.
The Dukes came out in the second half making three of the game's first four field goals to cut the Hawks' lead to six points at 39-33 with 18:17 to play. But by the midway point of the half, Saint Joseph's had finished a 15-4 run, taking a 17-point lead at 54-37. SJU would see a lead at high as 23 points in the game's final minute.
Duquesne returns home on Wednesday night to face first place St. Bonaventure (20-2, 7-0 A-10). SBU has won nine straight while the Dukes are undefeated at the Palumbo Center this year. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m.
Duquesne at Saint Joseph's