Women's Hoops Falls in Exhibition Bout
Sophomore Loui Hall collected 10 points in 20 minutes of action.
Sophomore Loui Hall collected 10 points in 20 minutes of action.

Nov. 13, 2004

Box Score

The Duquesne University women's basketball team opened its 2004-05 slate with an exhibition contest vs. UMMC Ekateringburg, a Russian Junior National team, and suffered a 81-55 loss. Sophomore Loui Hall led the Red & Blue with 10 points in 20 minutes of action while junior Nicole Sinclair grabbed a game-best nine rebounds in 18 minutes of play.

Irina Baranenko led the game with 23 points hitting 5-5 from three-point range.

Aiga Bautre led the Dukes with five assists and two steals, but was 0-8 from three-point range. She has been the Dukes' long-range leader the past two seasons.

UMMC opened the game taking a 12-7 lead before the Dukes chipped away at the margin and got within a 17-18 reach as sophomore Takneekia Baker connected on a pair of free throws midway through the period. The Russians answered with a three-point goal for a 21-17 cushion before junior Maria Stankevich, a Russian native from St. Petersburg, hit a three-pointer for the host Dukes giving them a 20-23 reach, but they would not get closer to a lead. Duquesne would score just seven points afterward in the final 6:54 of action for a 27-40 halftime deficit.

The visitor upped its lead to 46-13 at 17:45 in the second frame before back-to-back three-points goals from Loui Hall and junior college transfer Erin Crawford cut the game to a nine-point reach (37-46) at 16:53. The Dukes would get to a nine-point reach again (41-50) on a pair of goals from Sinclair at 12-:46 and 12:32 before Ekateringburg rattled off a 26-6 scoring drive over 6:08 of clock time for a 76-47 lead. Freshman Jade Singleton nailed a put-back at 2:44 and a lay-up at 2:18 for a 51-75 deficit. Stankevich hit 2-2 from the charity strip at 2:03 and freshman Jocelyn Chandler closed out the Dukes' scoring on a jumper at 1:19 for a 55-79 reach.



The Dukes, who set a new season team record (201) for three-pointers made last season, hit just 4-21 from long range, but connected on 7-8 from the free throw line. The Dukes shot just .328 (22-67) from the field to UMMC's .660 (31-47). They were also 7-10 from three-point range and 12-17 from the free throw line.

Duquesne opens its regular season next Friday traveling to East Carolina for a 7:00 pm tip-off.


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