Seniors Set School Record with 85th Career Win in 54-46 at La Salle
Feb. 27, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Seniors Vanessa Abel, Ahjah Hall, Jocelyn Floyd and Carly Vendemia became the all-time winningest class in Duquesne women's basketball history after defeating La Salle 54-46 at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday night.
With the victory the Dukes improve to 21-6 overall and 10-3 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The 10 wins ties the most conference wins for DU since they joined the league in the 1983-84 season. La Salle falls to 8-20 overall and 4-9 in the A-10.
Abel led the Dukes with 12 points and Stasia King recorded her first-ever double-double with career highs of 10 points and 10 rebounds. Floyd recorded five steals. Hall had a career-best three blocks.
La Salle's Shanel Harrison scored 10 points and recorded a game-high with 15 rebounds. Jordan Mosley scored a game-high 13 points and Ebonee Jones added 11.
The Dukes jumped out to an early 13-2 lead heading into the under 12 media timeout. DU's defense held the Explorers to just one field goal on their first 11 attempts. DU has its largest lead of the half after King's jumper with 34 seconds remaining made the score 29-15 heading into halftime.
Abel's layup at 17:25 of the second half gave the Dukes its largest game of the game - 18 points at 35-17. La Salle slowly chipped away at the lead and cut the deficit to nine points after Mosley's layup made the score 44-35 with 3:41 remaining.
The Explorers made it a two-possession game with 46 seconds when Michea Bryant's foul shot cut Dukes' lead to six points at 52-46, but that would be La Salle's final points of the game.
Duquesne's regular season finale will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. against Butler.
Duquesne at La Salle