Dukes Fall to #22 Temple 75-53
Feb. 6, 2005
The Duquesne women's basketball team fell 75-53 to visiting #22 Temple Sunday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 bout at the Palumbo Center. Sophomore Brittany Warren led the Dukes with a season-best 14 points while classmate Loui Hall added 13 as did junior Aiga Bautre. Nicole Sinclair led the Duquesne with six rebounds. Kamesha Hairston led Temple and the game with 18 points and grabbed a game-best nine rebounds.
Temple opened the game on a commanding 12-0 run over 2:14 to take a 12-2 edge with 16:37 in the first frame. Duquesne followed suite with an 11-4 run of its own capped by Bautre's jumper at 11:50 for a 13-16 reach, but the Owls rattled off a 10-2 drive for a 29-18 lead at 6:23 on a three-point ply by Khadija Bowens. Warren and Bautre each netted four points in an 8-1 Duquesne drive to bring the game to a 26-30 reach at 3:23, but Temple closed out the half out-scoring the Red & Blue 6-2 for a 36-28 edge at the break.
The Dukes got to within a 36-42 reach at 15:23 on a bucket by Maria Stankevich before Hairston connected for nine of Temple's points in a 14-4 run for a 57-40 lead at 9:03 that pretty much sealed the game. The Owls ended that scoring spree with a 22-6 run over a span of 8:22 for a 64-42 game at 5:52. Bautre's three at 4:41 to DU to a 47-64 edge. But Temple ended the game out-scoring the Dukes 11-6 for the 72-53 final.
The Dukes suffered 21 turnovers in the contest that were converted into 19 Temple points. The Owls out-rebounded Duquesne 34-31 and out-shot the host .456 (26-57) to .360 (18-50). Duquesne connected on 14-16 (.875) from the charity stripe, with three Dukes going perfect on the day - Bautre (4-4); Hall (4-4); Warren (6-6). Temple also swiped 13 steals to Duquesne's five.
The loss puts Duquesne at 7-14 overall, 2-8 in A-10 play while Temple ups its record to 18-3 overall and a perfect 10-0 in Conference action.
The Dukes close out a three-game home stand this Thursday, Feb. 10, hosting George Washington in a 7:05 pm tip-off.