Late Defensive Surge Lifts WBB Past Fordham 56-50
Alex Gensler is now the Dukes' all-time 3-point leader

Feb. 15, 2012

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BRONX, N.Y. - The Duquesne defense held Fordham scoreless the last 1:55 of regulation in its 56-50 victory over Fordham at the Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday night.

Alex Gensler's 3-pointer at 3:32 of the second half was the 226th of her career and broke the school record for the Dukes, who improve to 18-8 overall and 6-5 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Wumi Agunbiade led all scorers with 15 points, Gensler added 12 and Carly Vendemia 10 off the bench for DUQ, winners of three straight games.

Fordham was led by Arielle Collins who had 14. Becky Peters scored 10 for the Rams who dropped its fourth straight to fall to 11-15 overall and 2-9 in the A-10.

The Dukes jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, but the Rams quickly answered scoring nine straight points and by the 11 minute mark of the first half were leading 13-10. The remainder of the half was close with four ties and a pair of lead changes. Agunbiade's layup closed out the scoring with Fordham leading 28-25 heading into halftime.

The Dukes held the Rams scoreless for the first six minutes of the second half. Ahjah Hall picked off a Peters pass at half court and took it in for the basket which gave the Dukes a 29-28 lead going into the first media timeout.

With the score tied at 41-41 with 5:14 remaining, Gensler's "and-1" put the Dukes up by three points. But Fordham would score the next two baskets to take a 45-44 lead with 3:52 left. Gensler answered with the school record 3-pointer 20 seconds later, giving DUQ a 47-45 advantage. Agunbiade would add a pair of foul shots to increase the lead to four points at 49-45 with 2:54 to play.

Fordham would score the next five points to take back the lead at 50-49, but Hall's "and-1" with 1:23 to play gave DUQ a 52-50 lead. Agunbiade followed with a turnaround jumper with 28 seconds left to make the score 54-50.

After Fordham missed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, Agunbaide was fouled and went to the line to shoot two - the sophomore made both icing the game as the Dukes won their third straight 56-50.

Duquesne at Fordham

Duquesne (18-8, 6-5 A-10)
Fordham (11-15, 2-9 A-10)


  • Gensler became the all-time leader in 3-pointers in 116 career games

  • Gensler needs 10 points to surpass Kris Sebastian and move into the 6th place on the Dukes' all-time career points list

  • Coach Serio earned her 97th career win and improved to 5-0 all-time over Fordham



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