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Women's Basketball Falls to Green Bay 68-60
Wumi Agunbiade scored a game-high 15 points

 
Wumi Agunbiade scored a game-high 15 points
 

Nov. 17, 2013

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PITTSBURGH - The Duquesne women's basketball team fell to Green Bay 68-60 in its 2013-14 home opener on Sunday afternoon at the Palumbo Center.

Wumi Agunbiade led all scorers with 15 points. Raegan Moore added 13 and April Robinson 12 for the Dukes who fall to 2-2 on the season.

Green Bay's Breannah Ranger recorded a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kaili Lukan scored a team-high 13 and Tesha Buck 11 for the Phoenix (2-1).

Duquesne jumped out to a 10-point lead at 18-8 just after the second media timeout, with Agunbiade scoreding six of those points. Green Bay came back with a 20-10 run to tie the score at 28-28 with 1:23 remaining in the first half. A pair of Angela Heintz foul shots and one from Amadea Szamosi capped the first half scoring with Duquesne taking a two-point lead into halftime, 31-29.

GB's Mehryn Kraker's jumper opened the 2nd half scoring to tie the game at 31-31. The Dukes defense would clamp down, allowing only three field goals over the next 11 minutes and at the 8:34 mark of the half, Duquesne built its largest lead of the game, 11 points at 52-41, after an Agunbiade layup.

The Phoenix would respond with a 15-2 run over the next eight minutes to take a 56-54 advantage. Ranger's layup with 3:42 to play was the go-ahead basket.

The Dukes had one more chance to take the lead. With Green Bay up 58-57 with 1:39 to play, Buck missed a 3-pointer which was rebounded by Duquesne. However, Duquesne turned the ball over eight seconds later. The Dukes fouled Lukan who made both foul shots. Lukan made a steal on the ensuing possession and was fouled again - and made both foul shots again. That made it a two-possession game with 1:02 remaining at 62-57.

Down 64-60 with 37 seconds remaining, the Dukes had three straight empty possessions as Green Bay made four foul shots to end the game at 68-60.

"Our perimeter game was not there today," said head coach Dan Burt. "We did not shoot well, especially from the 3-point line." The Dukes finished 18-of 47 for 38.3 percent from the floor and 4-of-17 for 23.5 percent from the arc.

"Unfortunately, when you have four of your five starters foul out, it will definitely affect the outcome of the game". Agunbiade, Orsi Szecsi, Jose-Ann Johnson and Robinson all fouled out.

Duquesne out-rebounded Green Bay 33-29. The Phoenix held a 22-17 edge on points off of turnovers. GB's bench outscored Duquesne's 19-12 led by Ellen Edison who had 13 points.

Duquesne's next game is Wednesday afternoon against Buffalo. This is the 3rd annual Education Day game. Tipoff is at 11;00 a.m.

GAME NOTES

  • After setting a school record with nine 3-pointers on Thursday, Raegan Moore was held to 1-of-6 from beyond the arc

  • Szecsi was perfect front free throw line, hitting 6-of-6

  • The last home opener loss for the Dukes was Nov.22, 2002 when Ohio State defeated Duquesne 88-48

  • With her 15 points today, Agunbiade moved into 9th place on Duquesne's all-time scoring list passing Amy Alger ('89) and Kathy Ridilla ('89). She now has 1,317 points


    Green Bay at Duquesne

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    GMU Green Bay (2-1)
    29
    39
    68
    GMU Duquesne (2-2)
    31
    29
    60

     

     

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