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#DuqWBB Defeats George Mason 64-45

 

 

Jan. 29, 2014

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FAIRFAX - Wumi Agunbiade scored a game-high 16 points, Raegan Moore added 15 and Olivia Bresnahan 12 in the Duquesne women's basketball's 64-45 victory over George Mason on Wednesday night. Orsi Szecsi tied her season-high with a game-high 12 rebounds.

With the win, the Dukes improve to 15-6 overall and 7-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference and remains in first place. The victory also ties a program record with six consecutive conference wins.

Mason (6-15, 0-8 A-10) was led by Janaa Pickard with 12 points.

Duquesne started off slow, making only one of their first eight attempts as George Mason took an early 10-4 lead at the 15:05 mark of the 1st half. An Agunbiade jumper at the 14:47 of the half started a 10-0 run over the next 2:42, making the score 14-10. During the run, the Dukes hit 5-of-7 shots. With 4:04 remaining in the half, Moore's traditional 3-point play gave Duquesne its first 10-point lead of the game at 29-17. April Robinson's foul shot would close out the 1st half scoring with the Dukes taking a 33-25 lead into halftime.

Duquesne regained the 10-point lead early in the 2nd half on a Bresnahan jumper that made the score 37-27 at 17:28. This started a 15-3 run that was capped by Moore's and-1 with 11:26 remaining that gave the Dukes a 20-point lead at 50-30. A pair of Bresnahan foul shots on their next possession gave the Dukes its largest lead of the game at 22 points.

The Dukes will remain on the road and will make the 100-mile bus trip to Richmond for their game against the Spiders on Saturday night at the Robins Center. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • Duquesne also has a 6-game Atlantic 10 Conference winning streak last season (01/13/13 - 01/30/13)

  • Coach Dan Burt has tied the most program wins for a 1st year coach

  • The Dukes also tied their best-ever 8-game start to the conference season (2013, 2011, 1998)

  • The teams combined to shoot 1-for-27 from 3-point range (DUQ 1-16, GMU 0-11)

  • Duquesne held Mason's leading scorer Taylor Brown to just 6 points

  • Robinson tied a season-high with 4 steals

  • The Dukes forced 26 Mason turnovers resulting in 27 points

  • Moore was a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line


    Duquesne at George Mason

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    GMU Duquesne (15-6, 7-1 A-10)
    33
    31
    64
    GMU George Mason (6-15, 0-8 A-10)
    25
    20
    45

     

     

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