Last Second Shot Lifts Saint Louis Over Women's Basketball 56-55
Feb. 5, 2012
ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis' Jenna Mueller's basket with 1.1 seconds to play was the game-winning shot as the Billkens got past the Duquesne women's basketball team 56-55 on Sunday afternoon.
The Dukes fall to 15-8 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Lorreal Jones recorded a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds and Courtney Webb added 12 for SLU who improves to 8-15, 2-6 A-10.
The Billikens jumped out to a 10-2 lead as the Dukes missed 10 of its first 11 shots while committing five turnovers. Floyd's breakaway layup at 11:56 started a 15-2 run capped by a Gensler layup to give DU as 17-12 lead at the 6-minute mark. SLU would respond with three 3-pointers over the next 53 seconds to regain the lead 21-19 heading into the final media timeout of the half. A pair of Floyd free throws with 45 seconds to play closed out the scoring with the game tied at 23-23.
The Dukes started out hot in the second half, going on an early 10-2 run to take a 33-25 lead at the 18:21 mark. Saint Louis would score the next eight points to tie the game at 33-33 with 14:43 to play. The game would see five more ties as a pair of foul shots from Desirae Ball deadlocked the score at 50-50 with 2:54 left.
DUQ would take a one point lead on a Gensler foul shot with 1:59 in regulation. On the ensuing possession, SLU would get three shots off after grabbing a pair of rebounds on the offensive end. Jones' basket with 1:15 gave Saint Louis a 52-51 lead. Carly Vendemia would answer with 57 seconds remaining to give Duquesne a 53-52 advantage, but Jones would respond for the Billikens at the 32 second mark - 54-53 in favor of Saint Louis. Agunbiade would regain the lead for the Dukes at 55-54 on a jumper with 15 seconds remaining.
With no timeouts remaining, Jamesia Price took the ball the length of the court and fed Jones. Her shot was redirected by Gensler. Price tipped the ball to Mueller whose shot rolled in from just inside the foul line with 1.1 seconds to play.
SLU dominated the board, outrebounding DUQ 42 to 22.
The Dukes will leave Pittsburgh on Tuesday for a Wednesday game at Rhode Island (1-22, 0-8 A-10).
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