Women's Basketball Rolls to 112-72 Exhibition Win over Davis and Elkins
Nov. 1, 2013
PITTSBURGH - In their lone exhibition game of the season, the Duquesne women's basketball team defeated Davis & Elkins by a score of 112-72 on Friday night at the Palumbo Center. The Dukes' Wumi Agunbiade, April Robinson and Belma Nurkic each scored 18 points. Oditte Odisho added 13 and Amadea Szamosi 12 for Duquesne who shot 50 percent from the floor (36-for-72).
Agunbiade led the Dukes with nine rebounds.
Ashley Bowles was the Senators' top scorer with 11 points.
After falling behind early 6-2, Duquesne went on an 18-2 run to take a 20-8 lead at the 12-minute media timeout. The Dukes' lead reached 20 points (31-11) at the 9:13 mark of the first half after Nurkic drained one of her game-high four 3-pointers.
Duquesne held a 30-point lead (52-22) just before the 4-minute media timeout and Odisho's foul shot with 36 seconds to play in the half gave the Dukes a 39-point advantage. Davis & Elkins would score the last four points of the 1st half, but trailed 67-32 heading into halftime.
The Senators' Stephanie Wooten's layup at the 16:23 mark of the 2nd half made the score 71-42 - the 29 point deficit was the closest D&E come the rest of the game. A layup by Raegan Moore with 6:47 to play was the Dukes' 100th point of the game.
Duquesne's lead would get a high as 42 points (103-61) on a Szamosi foul shot. Angela Heintz closed out the scoring with a jumper with 30 seconds left.
In addition to making half of their field goal attempts, the Dukes were 6-of-17 (35.3 percent) from beyond-the-arc.
The defense held D&E to 21-of-58 (36.2 percent) shooting and 5-of-20 (25 percent) from 3-point range. The teams were similar on the boards, with the Dukes holding a 46 to 44 rebound edge.
The teams combined for 61 personal fouls (D&E 31, DUQ 30) which resulted in 86 free throws. Duquesne made 34-of-49 (69.4 percent) and Davis & Elkins made 25-of-37 (67.6 percent). Only Nurkic fouled out.
"Like any team after an exhibition game, we have kinks to work out," said head coach Dan Burt. "We wanted to fine-tune some of our plays, but we weren't able to do that as much as we wanted. Mainly because we were able to break their press which resulted in several lay-ups."
The Dukes scored 47 points in the paint, 31 off of fast breaks.
The regular season opens in Chicago vs. defending Big West champion Cal Poly on Nov. 8 as part of the Maggie Dixon Classic. The Dukes' home opener is Nov.17th against defending Horizon League champion Green Bay.
Davis & Elkins at Duquesne