#DuqWBB Ends Season at Michigan, 68-52
March 24, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Duquesne women's basketball team's season ended on Monday night after a 68-52 loss to Michigan in the 2nd Round of the WNIT.
Orsi Szecsi and Wumi Agunbiade played their final game as a Duquesne Duke by scoring 16 and 13 points respectively. April Robinson added 13 for the Dukes who finish 2013-14 with a record of 20-13. Agunbiade recorded a career-high six assists.
U-M's Cyesha Force, a Second-Team All-Big Ten selection, recorded a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds - both game-highs. Shannon Smith and Siera Thompson added 12 points each for the Wolverines who improve to 20-13. Smith also had a game-high seven assists.
The Dukes started out struggling from the floor, making only two of their first 11 shots as the Wolverines opened up a 10-point at 15-5 lead at the 12:33 mark of the 1st half. After a Jose-Ann Johnson "and-1", the Dukes cut the deficit in half, making the score 19-14 with 6:55 to play in the half.
U-M would hold Duquesne to just one basket over the next 3:05 as Smith's layup at 3:34 as the Wolverines reclaimed a double-figure lead at 27-16. A layup by Madison Ristovski closed out the 1st half scoring and doubled up Duquesne at 36-18.
Val Driscoll made the first field goal of the 2nd half to give U-M its first 20-point lead at 38-18. The Wolverines' lead was 25 at 47-22 after back-to-back fast break baskets from Gorcee and Driscoll, which forced a Duquesne timeout at 13:39.
The Michigan lead would get as high as 32 points when a Page Rakers 3-pointer made the score 56-24 with 10:39 remaining in the game. Duquesne came back with a 17-4 run over the next 4:57 that included 3-pointers by Szecsi, Agunbiade and Robinson which made the score 60-41 with 5:22 left. Robinson scored the final points of the season with a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining that made the score 68-52
After shooting 28.6 percent (8-28) in the 1st half, the Dukes improved in the 2nd half, making 51.0 percent (14-27) from the floor. Michigan, who is the top rebounding team in the Big Ten Conference, bested the Dukes on the glass 36-22. U-M also dominated in the paint, outscoring the Dukes 34-16.
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