DUKES SUFFER 79-47 LOSS TO VISITING GEORGE WASHINGTON
Feb. 10, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa. - The Duquesne women's basketball team (7-15, 2-9) suffered a 79-47 Atlantic 10 loss to visiting George Washington (15-7, 8-3) Thursday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Sophomore Loui Hall led the Dukes with 14 points followed by 11 points from sophomore Brittany Warren off the bench. Junior Nicole Sinclair grabbed a team-best seven rebounds in the loss. Anna Montanana led George Washington and the game with 18 points followed by 17 from Jessica Simmonds.
Duquesne suffered from poor shooting early on making just 1-9 (.111) shots from the field as George Washington sprang to a 10-0 run to take a 10-2 edge with 13:34 to go in the first half. Freshman Jade Singleton snapped a 5:35 Duquesne scoring lull with a jumper at 13:07 to get within a 4-10 reach, but a 7-0 drive from the Colonials put the visitor up 19-6 on Kristina Gineitis three-pointer. Finding the basket wasn't easy for the Red & Blue as they hit just 3-24 shots from the field 15-minutes into the contest. Hall snapped a 4:31 DU scoring drought at 5:29 for a 9-23 deficit, but the Colonials would go on to take a 38-17 lead at the half.
The Dukes' Warren scored first in the second frame for a 19-38 deficit - the closest DU would see to a lead for the remainder of the game. George Washington hit a late 12-6 run for a 60-33 edge with 7:55 to go and hit back-to-back three-pointers at 6:09 and 5:43 for a 70-39 cushion. They ended the frame hitting 7-8 from the free throw line for the 79-47 final.
George Washington shot 31-63 (.492) for the game to the Dukes' .262 (17-65), which included a 1-16 effort from the three-point line. GW out-rebounded DU 46-38 and hit 13-15 (.867) from the line. Duquesne was 12-19 (.632) from the charity stripe. The Dukes entered the contest leading the conference with a .747 accuracy from the line on the season.
Duquesne returns to action this Sunday as the Dukes travel to St. Bonaventure for a noon tip-off.