Women's Basketball Suffers First A-10 Loss After 63-54 Defeat at Charlotte
Feb. 3, 2013
CHARLOTTE - The Duquesne women's basketball team fell for the first time in Atlantic 10 Conference play this season after a 63-54 loss at Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.
UNCC's Jennifer Hailey scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Teammate Amanda Dowe recorded a game-high 18 boards. Hillary Sigmon, Ayanna Holmes and Ny Hammonds added 16, 11 and 10 points respectively for the 49ers (16-4, 5-1 A-10).
The first half was close from beginning-to-end, as the game had nine lead changes and seven ties. The Dukes' largest lead of the half was four points after a King layup at 4:10 made the score 20-16. The 49ers responded with an 8-0 run to take its largest lead of the half, also four points, at 24-20 with 2:14 remaining until halftime. The Dukes would get an "and-1" from Ahjah Hall and a 3-pointer from Abel to send the game into halftime tied 26-26.
With Charlotte leading 37-35 at the 15:15 mark of the second half, the 49ers went on a 7-0 run to take a nine point lead at 44-35 with 12:17 remaining. Holmes' jumper with 8:00 to play put UNCC up by 10 points at 52-42. Duquesne would get as close as five points to tying the game after an Abel jumper with 1:02 left made the score 57-52, but the 49ers would make its last six foul shots down the stretch.
Duquesne returns home for a three-game home stand beginning Thursday night when the Dukes host St. Bonaventure. DU will also host Richmond (Feb. 10) and Saint Joseph's (Feb. 13).
Duquesne at Charlotte