Women's Hoops Take Dayton in Come-From-Behind Victory
Feb. 2, 2003
Candace Futrell scored 18 of her game-best 24 points in the second half to lead Duquesne to a 72-59 come-from-behind victory over visiting Dayton Sunday afternoon at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Beth Friday added 20 points and a game-best 15 rebounds for her 44th career double-double. Shiri Sharon led the game with seven assists. Stefanie Miller led Dayton with 16 points.
The game opened with seven lead changes and one tie before Dayton executed a 10-2 run to give them a 16-9 lead at 12:36. The Flyers went up 19-12 on a three-point goal at 9:30 before Nikolina Pender sparked a 9-0 Duquesne run over a 1:51 span to grab a 21-19 edge at 6:30. Three lead changes and three ties followed, but the Dukes' Erin Wehrle completed the three-point play to give Duquesne a 26-25 margin at 4:19. Dayton took a 27-26 advantage at 4:00 and grabbed a 30-26 lead at 1:55 with a three-point goal. Shiri Sharon twice cut the lead to two going 4-4 from the free throw line with the last being a 30-32 reach with :22 ticking. Sarah Allen hit a three as time expired to put Dayton ahead 35-30 at the half.
Dayton held a 39-32 lead on a 6-0 drive early in the second half before Wehrle hit four of DU's seven unanswered points to tie the contest at 39-39 with 16:55 remaining. Duquesne cut the lead to a 41-43 reach on a Futrell bucket, but Dayton twice extended its lead to five points with the last being a 48-43 cushion at 13:36. Futrell put DU within a 47-48 reach, but a Dayton three gave the visitor a 51-47 advantage with 11:53 remaining. Futrell led DU's 13-0 run with eight markers to give the Dukes a 60-51 lead with 6:45 on the clock. A 5:26 scoreless drought by Dayton was halted as Heather Hasselman scored at 6:27 to get the Flyers within a 53-60 reach, but they would not get any closer. Maria Stankevich hit a three-point goal at :15 to give Duquesne a 72-57 lead, its largest of the game.
For the game, Sharon went 6-6 from the free throw line while Friday hit 8-11 shots from the field for a .727 accuracy.
Duquesne shot .520 (26-50) from the field to the Flyers' .358 (24-67) and connected on 17-20 free throws (.850). Dayton held a 37-33 rebounding advantage.
Duquesne next travels to Rhode Island this Thursday for a 7:00 pm Atlantic 10 tip-off.