Back on Track
Feb. 14, 2018
ST. LOUIS - Chassidy Omogrosso scored 26 points to lead Duquesne to a 76-66 victory over Saint Louis on Wednesday night.
Julijana Vojinovic scored 18 points and had eight rebounds. Kadri-Ann Lass scored 15 points and also pulled down eight rebounds. Eniko Kuttor grabbed seven rebounds off the bench in 14 minutes for the Dukes (21-5, 11-2 A-10).
Tara Dusharm led SLU (14-12, 8-5 A-10) with 16 points.
Omogrosso scored 12 points in the 1st quarter as the Dukes hit 10-of-18 from the field to take a 22-17 lead after the first 10 minutes.
The Dukes saw their first double-figure lead of the game right out the gates in the 2nd quarter. Omogrosso opened up the quarter with a 3-pointer and followed with a jumper to make the score 27-17 at 9:18. Duquesne got back-to-back baskets from Helmi Tulonen and Vojinovic to take a 14 point lead before the Billikens first field goal at 7:48. SLU was able to chip away at the lead and got the deficit down to five points at 37-32 going into halftime.
Duquesne scored the first six points of the 3rd quarter, which was part of the 17-6 run that gave them a commanding 16 point lead at 54-38. A 3-pointer by Lass and a pair of foul shots by Libby Bazelak closed out the 3rd quarter scoring with Duquesne leading 61-42.
The Dukes lead stretched to 22 points twice - first on Omogrosso's 3-pointer that opened up the 4th quarter and again on a pair of Judith Sole's foul shots at 8:34.
In what head coach Dan Burt called a "complete team win", the Dukes shot 50 percent from the field, making 29-of-58 shots. On the boards, Duquesne was a +14, their third best margin of the season.
After scoring only 12 points in the paint in Saturday's game against Saint Joseph's, the Dukes responded by scoring 30 in tonight's game.
Up next for the Dukes is a home contest against Rhode Island (3-23, 1-12 A-10).