Women's Basketball Falls to Green Bay 68-60
Nov. 17, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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