Women's Basketball Defeats Penn 65-58
Kelly Britcher scored 18 points off the bench in DU's win over Penn
Kelly Britcher scored 18 points off the bench in DU's win over Penn

Nov. 21, 2009

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - Kelly Britcher scored 18 points off the bench and Keri Pryor added 17 as the Duquesne women's basketball team defeated Penn 65-58 on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Dukes improve to 4-0 on the season.

Britcher and Pryor each finished the game hitting 7-of-12 shots from the floor.

Sarah Bucar led Penn (0-3) with 12 points.

The Quakers led for most of the low-scoring first half until a Britcher 3-pointer at the 7 minute mark gave the Dukes a 16-15 lead. That started a 13-2 run that put the Dukes up 26-17.

The Dukes took advantage of 14 Penn turnovers which were converted into 18 points as DU took a 30-23 advantage going into halftime.

Early in the second half, the Quakers got within three points of tying the game twice - back-to-back baskets from Jerin Smith cut the Dukes' lead to 36-33 at the 16:24 mark and a pair of foul shots by Kim Adams with 15:49 left made the score 39-36.

Duquesne would respond with a 15-2 run to take their largest lead of the game at 14 points after a Pryor 3-pointer gave the Dukes a 51-37 advantage at with 10:47 left.

Inside of three minutes, with DU leading 62-48, Penn went 10-0 run to make it a two-possession game with 22 seconds left. Capped by a Bucar 3-pointer. However, Duquesne would convert 3-of-4 foul shots and hold the Quakers scoreless down the stretch and come away with the 65-58 victory.

The Dukes return home on Tuesday night when they host West Virginia. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m.

Duquesne at Pennsylvania

c 1 2 F
Duquesne (4-0) 30 35 65
Pennsylvania (0-3) 23 35 58




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