@DuqWBB Falls Short at Rhode Island
Feb. 18, 2017
KINGSTON, R.I. -- Conor Richardson's 3-pointer did not fall as time expired, lifting Rhode Island to a 71-69 victory at the Ryan Center Saturday afternoon.
Chassidy Omogrosso matched a career-high 25 points (which included a career-high six 3-pointers) and Julijana Vojinovic added 16 points for the Dukes (14-14, 7-8 A-10), who shot 43.1 percent for the game.
Charise Wilson led the way with 25 points and five rebounds for URI (5-22, 1-14 A-10) and Dominique Ward scored 10 points.
URI would hold the advantage throughout the entire quarter. Duquesne came within one point of tying the score twice, but Dominique Ward's buzzer-beating layup made the score 13-10 in favor of the Rams.
A Kadri-Ann Lass 3-pointer sparked a 17-0 run, giving Duquesne a 31-21 lead with 1:44 left. Rhode Island would answer with a 7-0 run, bringing URI within three points at 31-28 heading into halftime.
Duquesne opened with a 7-0 run, extending its lead to 38-28 with 6:26 remaining. An Angela Staffileno layup at the 3:58 mark gave the Dukes their largest lead of the game - up 12 points - at 43-31. An 8-0 run by URI would bring the Rams within three points with 16 seconds to go, however an and-1 by Omogrosso gave the Dukes a 53-47 advantage to close the quarter.
Richardson's layup with 31 seconds left tied the game at 68-68. A pair of free throws by Wilson put URI up two points at 70-68 with 24 seconds remaining. Lass' free throw with eight seconds on the clock brought Duquesne within one point at 70-69, however Ward's free throw with six to go would close the scoring for both teams.