Red and Blue Bounce Back to Beat Bonnies, 68-55
Feb. 13, 2005
The Duquesne women's basketball team snapped a six-game losing skid taking a 68-55 victory over host St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 match-up Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Loui Hall led all scorers with 22 points followed by fellow sophomore Brittany Warren with a season-best 22 markers. Warren was 9-9 from the charity stripe for the game. Hall hit 12 of her 22 points in the first frame on 4-5 shooting, which included a 2-2 showing from behind the arc. Juniors Nicole Sinclair and Maria Stankevich led the game with 11 rebounds each. St. Bonaventure was paced by Stefanie Collins' 18 points and Tory Vyborny chipped in 15 points.
St. Bonaventure started the contest on a 7-0 run holding the Dukes scoreless for the first 4:53 of the play. Loui Hall ended the scoring drought with a goal at 15:07 followed by a three-point goal by Brittany Warren for a 5-9 reach at 14:34. The Bonnies followed hitting a 7-2 run taking a 16-7 edge at 13:01. A 6-0 Duquesne run gave the Dukes an 11-16 reach at 11:47. SBU grabbed a 19-14 lead before Hall's three-point goal put DU within a 17-19 reach at 10:26. The teams traded goals before Nicole Sinclair hit a pair of free throws and Hall a jumper for a 22-22 reach at 7:23. Maria Stankevich tied the game 24-24 on a three-pointer at 3:30, but the Bonnies closed the half on an 8-2 run for a 32-26 lead at the break. Turnovers where costly for the Dukes who committed 13 in the first frame, three of which were shot clock violations. The Dukes shot .321 (9-28) from the field to St. Bonaventure's .400 (12-30). Duquesne held a 20-18 rebounding edge.
The second frame began with the Dukes rattling off a 7-0 run which saw Warren net five of DU's points to take a 35-32 lead - their first of the contest. Duquesne extended its spree to a 14-5 drive capped by Aiga Bautre's three-pointer at 16:03 for a 40-37 DU advantage before the Bonnies called time. The break resulted in a 7-0 Bonnies drive for a 44-40 lead before goal by Hall and Bautre for a 44-44 game at 12:07. The host snagged a 46-44 edge at 11:40, but went cold going 5:11 without scoring. Hall's trey at 11:23 sparked a 9-0 Duquesne drive for a 53-46 lead at 7:32. The Bonnies inched their way to within a 55-56 reach on a 6-0 run with 3:00 ticking, but would score again. The Dukes concluded the frame on a 12-0 run, which included a 6-7 effort from the line, for the 68-55 final.
Duquesne improved its shooting in the second stanza connecting on 15-33 (.455) and ended the contest hitting 24-61 for a .393 accuracy. The Dukes out-rebounded the Bonnies 44-31, which included 18 offensive boards.
The win puts Duquesne 8-15 overall, 3-9 in league play while the Bonnies drop to 8-15 overall, 3-9 in A-10 action.
Duquesne returns to action on Friday Feb. 18, at they host Dayton in a 7:05 pm tip-off.