Big 2nd Half Comeback Lifts St. Bonaventure Over #DuqWBB 63-62
Feb. 15, 2014
OLEAN - April Robinson's shot with four seconds remaining fell short as St. Bonaventure overcame a 22-point 2nd half deficit to defeat the Duquesne women's basketball team 63-62 at the Reilly Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Bonnies (20-7, 9-3 A-10), who were down 47-25 with 17:23 remaining in the game, were led by Katie Healy who scored a game-high 26 points. Reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Hannah Little added 15 for SBU.
Moore's jumper at 17:19 of the 1st half sparked an early 11-2 run, giving Duquesne a 13-5 lead heading into the first media timeout. Oditte Odisho would hit a 3-pointer, her first basket of the season, midway through the half making the score 20-11 and gave the Dukes nine point lead.
The Bonnies would cut the Dukes lead to three points at the 5:48 mark of the half after a Healy jumper made the score 23-20. This would be the last 1st half field goal for SBU. Duquesne would respond by scoring the next 12 points. After a pair of Agunbiade free throws, the Dukes had their first 10-point lead at 30-20 with 3:59 remaining in the half. Szecsi's followed with a 3-pointer and a jumper to extend the lead to 15 points at 35-20 with 1:42 left.
Gabrilelle Richmond's foul shot with 28 seconds left ended the St. Bonaventure scoring draught at 5:20 and also closed out the 1st half scoring with Duquesne leading 35-21.
After the teams exchanged two baskets apiece, Agunbiade's layup started an 8-0 run, including the ultra-rare 6-point play at the 17:23 mark of the 2nd half. Robinson hit a 3-pointer and was fouled on the play. After the foul, Healy was assessed a technical foul. Moore made both technical foul shots and Robinson converted her free throw. This gave the Dukes the 22-point lead.
SBU would answer with a 17-7 run over the next nine minutes to make the score 54-42 at the 8:32 mark. Richmond's layup at 5:50 made the Dukes' lead single-digits at 57-49. Bowker's 3-pointer with 4:09 left made it a two-possession game at 60-54. After two straight empty possessions by the Dukes, Healy scored the game-winning basket at 1:11 that gave SBU its first lead since the 17:42 mark of the 1st half and made the score 63-62.
"I'm disappointed on how we performed over the last eight minutes," said head coach Dan Burt. We couldn't defend dribble-penetration and we couldn't rebound the basketball.
Duquesne converted only three of its last 13 possessions into points and were outrebounded 9-to-3 in the final 8:09 of the game.
The Dukes' next opponent will be Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports network beginning at 9:00 p.m. The next home game is Feb. 22nd against Fordham. Tipoff against the Rams is at 7:00 p.m.
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