Women's Hoops Take Dayton in Come-From-Behind Victory
Futrell Netted 18 of her 24 Points in the Second Half
Futrell Netted 18 of her 24 Points in the Second Half

Feb. 2, 2003

Box Score

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.


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