Red and Blue Fall to Colonials, 68-60
Feb. 24, 2005
The Duquesne women's basketball lost on the road Thursday night, 68-60 at George Washington. Maria Stankevich led the Dukes with 15 points and eight rebounds while Nicole Sinclair and Aiga Bautre each added 13. Loui Hall also hit double figures with 10 points. Bautre had a game-high six assists.
Duquesne (9-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10) took an early 10-4 lead which the Colonials tied with a 6-0 run at the 13:21 mark of the first half. After the third tie of the game, 24-24 with 6:11 to go, the Dukes put together an 8-2 run capped by Sinclair's layup with just over three minutes before the break that put Duquesne up 33-25. GW countered with a 9-2 run to cut DU's edge to 35-34 at the half.
Jessica Simmonds' layup to open the half gave the host team a 36-35 lead with 19:08 to go, an edge the Colonials would maintain the remainder of the game. Bautre's basket at the 1:21 mark got the Dukes within five, 63-58. Anna Montañana made 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch to secure GW's win. This was the Colonials (19-7, 12-3 Atlantic 10) sixth straight win and their 19th consecutive home victory.
Montañana recorded game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season
Duquesne's women's squad closes out its regular season on Sunday, Feb. 27 as the Red and Blue host Fordham (9-19, 5-10) at 5:00 pm at the Palumbo Center in the second game of a Dukes men's and women's doubleheader. Coach Danny Nee's charges take on Richmond in the opener at 2:00 p.m.