#DuqWBB Falls to La Salle on Senior Night
Feb. 26, 2014
PITTSBURGH - La Salle ended Wednesday night's game on a 17-5 run to take a 68-63 victory over the Duquesne women's basketball team on Senior Night.
The Dukes were led by Wumi Agunbiade who recorded a double-double of 23 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Raegan Moore scored 15 points and Olivia Bresnahan 10 for Duquesne who fall to 17-11 overall and 9-6 in the Atlantic 10 Conferece.
Michya Ownes scored 23 points for La Salle (13-14, 8-7 A-10). Jasmine Alston added 16 and Alicia Cropper and Leeza Burdgess 13 and 12 respectively for the Explorers.
Although the Dukes started off the 1st half 1-of-10 from the field, they were a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line as they took an early 6-3 lead at the first media timeout. Agunbiade ended the Duquesne cold streak as Agunbiade hit back-to-back baskets followed by a Bresnahan steal and basket, forcing a La Salle timeout at 13:51 with the Dukes up 12-3.
After holding the Explorers scoreless for 4:09, La Salle would battle back to cut the Duquesne lead to two points at 18-16 with 5:50 remaining after Cropper's layup. One minute later, an Alston free throw got the Explorers within one point at 22-21. Owens' jumper closed out the 1st half scoring with the Dukes ahead 29-27.
Cropper scored La Salle's first five points of the 2nd half, giving the Explorers a 32-31 lead, their first since the led 3-2 early in the 1st half. The Dukes would bounce back, going on an 8-2 run heading into the 16-minute media timeout leading 39-34. Duquesne would score the next five points, taking a 44-34 lead and forcing a La Salle timeout. The Dukes would maintain the double-digit lead after Szecsi's layup made the score 47-36 with 12:25 remaining.
Duquesne would keep La Salle at arm's length, holding a 53-45 advantage with 7:58 to play. However, the Explorers would fight back and make it a 1-possession game, trailing 58-55 at the final media timeout. La Salle came out of the stoppage with back-to-back Burgess layups to take a 59-58 lead with 2:26 to play. They would follow with an Owens layup and a Cropper fade-away jumper to extend its lead to five points at 63-58 with 37.4 seconds left forcing a Dukes' timeout.
Moore drained a 3-pointer with 30.1 seconds to play, ending Duquesne's 4:18 scoreless drought and making the score 63-61. On the ensuing inbounds pass, Bresnahan almost made a steal, but the Dukes had to foul with 27.1 seconds left. Owens made both foul shots, making the score 65-61. Bresnahan's layup with 21.6 seconds to play, cut the deficit to two points at 65-63. Cropper was fouled with 20.2 seconds left and made both shots. However, the Dukes missed two shots on their next possession.
The Dukes shot 34.7 percent, their second lowest total of the season. La Salle shot 50.9 percent.
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