Women's Basketball Falls at Richmond
Feb. 13, 2003
Duquesne women's basketball dropped an 81-66 decision at Richmond Thursday night at the Robins Center. Candace Futrell led four Dukes in double figure scoring with 15 points followed by Shiri Sharon with 13, Beth Friday with 12 and Aiga Bautre with 11. Sharon led the game with nine assists while Friday led the Dukes with seven rebounds. Kate Flavin led Richmond and the game with 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Richmond took an early 10-2 edge in the first half before a 9-3 Duquesne drive cut the margin to a 16-17 reach at the 11:00 mark. Richmond came on strong and executed a 20-3 run for a 34-19 advantage at 3:03. Erin Wehrle's goal at 2:43 snapped a six-minute scoring drought for the Dukes, but the closest they would come to a lead would be 28-41 at 1:20. Richmond held a 43-28 lead at the break.
The Spiders held a 52-35 advantage with 16:39 to go in the second frame before Aiga Bautre and Sharon concluded a 19-5 Duquesne drive with back-to-back three-point goals to put the game within a 54-57 reach at 10:19. But Richmond hit six unanswered points for a 63-54 edge at 6:55 and the Dukes went scoreless for over five minutes before Futrell's three-point basket put the game at a 63-57 Richmond advantage. Richmond would hit 17 of 19 free throws and two field goals afterward. Friday hit two field goals and Jade Timol hit a basket at :24 before the 81-66 final.
Richmond held a 51-35 advantage on the boards and shot .443 (27-61) to the Dukes' .371 (26-70) from the field.
Duquesne travels to George Washington this Saturday to conclude the two-game series with a 7:00 pm tip-off.