Women's Basketball Falls to Richmond 59-45
Feb. 22, 2012
RICHMOND - The Duquesne women's basketball team's four-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday night after falling to Richmond 59-45.
Abby Oliver scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half to lead the Spiders (22-6, 9-4 A-10). Becca Wann recorded a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Rachel Bilney added 13 points and Genevieve Okoro pulled down 11 rebounds.
After the Dukes scored the first two baskets of the contest, the Spiders went on a 16-4 run to take an eight point lead midway through the first half. DUQ would respond with a 9-0 run to regain the lead 17-16 at the 5:16 mark. Duquesne's lead was short-lived as Rachel Bilney hit a 3-pointer 12 seconds later to make the score 19-17. Gensler's jumper on the next possession tied the game, but the Dukes would only get one field goal in the final 2:30 on the half and went into halftime trailing 29-24.
Duquesne tied the game at 31-31 by the first media timeout of the second half. However, the Dukes would come up empty on their next four possessions and UR would quickly go up by five points, 38-33 at 12:21.
With 8:03 remaining in the game, both Jocelyn Floyd and Agunbiade had four fouls.
DUQ made it a two-possession game on a Carly Vendemia layup at 5:27 to make the score 49-45, but that was the last points Duquesne scored the rest of the game.
Duquesne returns home for the regular season finale on Saturday to host Dayton (19-6, 11-2 A-10) at 2:00 p.m. Seniors Gensler and Vanessa Abel will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.
Duquesne at Richmond