Dukes Shoot Down Flyers, 74-58
Feb. 19, 2004
Dayton, Ohio - The Duquesne women's basketball team closed out its road season with a 74-58 victory at Dayton Thursday night at UD Arena. Senior Candace Futrell led the game with 28 points and paced the Dukes with seven rebounds. Also hitting double-figures were sophomore Aiga Bautre with 14 and senior Shiri Sharon with 11. Sharon led Duquesne with six assists. Bautre led the game connecting on 4-4 three-point attempts. For the game, DU tied the school's single-game record with 12 extra point goals and hit .522 (12-23) of their long range shots. Duquesne also recorded a season-high 16 steals, 11 of which came in the first half.
Dayton was led by Emily Williams with 15 points and Angela Cape with a game-best 11 rebounds.
The Dukes opened the game on an 8-0 run and held a 15-7 edge at the 13:37 mark led by Bautre's eight points. Dayton twice got within a four-point reach and snagged its first lead of the game (27-26) using a 15-7 run with just over three minutes remaining. Bautre regained the Dukes' lead on a three-point goal at 2:09, but Dayton hit four-straight for a 31-29 edge at 0:59. The final minute was solid for Duquesne as Sharon hit a three at 0:40 for a 32-31 edge, stole the ball and assisted another three from Bautre at 0:14. The team followed suit with its 11th steal of the half and closed out the frame with a put-back from Loui Hall for a 37-31 margin at the break.
Duquesne posted a strong second-half connecting on 10 of their first 13 shots and posted .577 (15-26) accuracy in the period. DU sprang to a 10-2 drive to begin the frame giving them a 47-33 lead at the 16:05 mark. The Dukes used another 11-3 run, which included three extra-point goals, to take a 58-38 edge with 11:53 ticking. Dayton hit a 6-0 run of its own, but DU held a 71-47 lead with just 7:33 remaining. Dayton sprang to a 7-0 run to lessen the blow for a 71-54 deficit at 4:03 holding the Dukes scoreless for three minutes, but the Dukes took a 74-58 victory to improve to 14-11 overall, 9-5 in the Atlantic 10 to help secure a No. 2 seed in the A-10 West.
Duquesne out-shot the Flyers .475 (29-61) to .404 (23-57) but UD held a 35-34 rebounding advantage. Each team saw all players score in the contest.
The Dukes return to action this Sunday, Feb. 22nd, as they host A-10 West leader George Washington in a 2:00 pm tip-off at the Palumbo Center.