Moore's Record Performance Leads #DuqWBB Over Kent State 94-63
Nov. 14, 2013
KENT, Ohio - Raegan Moore scored a career-high 35 points and set a new school record by recording nine 3-point baskets in Duquesne's 94-63 victory at Kent State on Thursday night. Moore shot an impressive 75 percent (9-of-12) from beyond-the-arc and was 55 percent (11-of-20) overall.
With the win the Dukes improve to 2-1 on the season, while Kent State falls to 1-1.
"Raegan definitely had a dominant performance tonight," said head coach Dan Burt. "She has the confidence to be a double-figure scorer every night."
KSU's Amber Dunlap led the Golden Flashes with 16.
The Dukes started the game off slowly, only making two of their first nine shots and were held without any points until Moore's layup at the 15:46 mark of the 1st half.
With the contest tied at 16-16 with 11:10 remaining in the half, Kent State's Martina Johnson was called for a travel and a technical foul after spiking the ball to the ground. From there, the Dukes went on a 24-4 run over the next 7:30 to take a commanding 40-20 lead with 3:16 remaining. Duquesne's defense did not yield a field goal for the final 6:58 of the half, holding the Golden Flashes to only five foul shots. Duquesne went into halftime leading 47-25, 19 of the points came from Moore.
The closest Kent State would come in the second half was 16 points when CiCi Shannon's layup made the score 58-42 with 12:01 to play. Moore answered with her sixth 3-pointer seven seconds later which started a 19-8 run over the six minutes. The rally was capped by Moore's eighth's 3-pointer which her set a new career-high and made the score 77-50.
Moore's recorded her record-setting ninth 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining in the game. The Dukes called timeout as Moore checked out of the game to a standing ovation.
As a team, Duquesne finished 31-of-64 (48.4 percent) from the floor and 12-of-23 (52.2 percent) from 3-point range. The Dukes out-rebounded the Golden Flashes 39-26 and scored 29 points off turnovers to KSU's eight.
"We're going to enjoy this win until midnight and then start thinking about our game on Sunday against Green Bay," added Burt.
Duquesne hosts defending Horizon League champion Green Bay on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
Duquesne at Kent State