Women's Basketball Falls to #13 George Washington 73-65
Feb. 2, 2008
PITTSBURGH - #13 George Washington's Kimberly Beck scored all of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lead four Colonial players in double figures as GW defeated Duquesne 73-65 Saturday night at the Palumbo Center.
The Colonials dominated in the paint, outscoring the Dukes 28-10 as well as second chance points 16-4.
A late 12-2 first half run gave GW a 14 point lead, 31-17, with 4:14 remaining. DU was able to cut the deficit to nine points as a Little free throw closed the first half scoring with the Dukes trailing 33-24.
Duquesne went on an early 9-2 second half run, capped by Little stealing the ball from GW's Sara-Jo Lawrence and going the distance for a layup to get DU within four points at 37-33.
The Dukes would play the Colonials even until the 9:47 mark when Beck started GW on a 13-4 run giving them a 13 point lead with under five minutes left. The Dukes would get as close as six points with 32 seconds remaining, but a pair of Beck foul shots one second later sealed the game for George Washington 73-65.
"Our team never quit and never gave up. They are a veteran team, have a great point guard and a strong inside game," said head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio. "I give our defense credit, they executed the game plan the way we wanted them to. We put the pressure on them when they got more aggressive in the second half. Now we're coming down the stretch and we're going to get ourselves ready for Saint Joseph's next week."
Duquesne has a week off before making the first of two trips to Philadelphia. DU will visit Saint Joseph's next Sat. Feb 9 before completing the home-and home with St. Bonaventure Feb. 13. The Dukes will take on Temple Sun., Feb. 17.
Singleton doubled her previous career-high by sinking 10 foul shots. She joined Little as the only two Dukes to go a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line this season
Jocelyn Chandler had a season-high five field goals
Little has scored in double-figures in every game this season
The coaches wore tennis shoes in recognition of Coaches vs. Cancer national awareness weekend
Duquesne outscored George Washington 41-40 in the second half
The Dukes' bench outscored the Colonials' bench 12-4