Women's Basketball Handles North Dakota 64-38
Nov. 21, 2012
PITTSBURGH - Jocelyn Floyd tied career-highs of 19 points and nine steals as the Duquesne women's basketball team (3-1) defeated North Dakota (0-3) 64-38 on Wednesday afternoon.
Wumi Agunbiade scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and Oditte Odisho added a career-high 10. Ahjah Hall recorded a career-high five steals for the Dukes who avenge last season's 86-80 loss to North Dakota.
UND was led by Magan Lauck with 11 points.
The Dukes came out on fire, jumping ahead 6-0 in the first three minutes. Agunbiade's jumper at the 16-minute mark sparked a 14-1 run over the next four minutes to make the score 20-4 with 11 minutes to play in the first half. Duquesne's defense, which forced 32 turnovers, held North Dakota without a field goal until Katie Houlder's layup at the 10:40 mark. Floyd's layup closed out the scoring in the first half which gave the Dukes a 19-point lead heading into halftime 33-14.
By the 7-minute mark of the season half, the DU had doubled-up UND 52-26 after Hall's layup. She was fouled on the play and added the "and-1" to give the Dukes its largest lead of the contest, 27 points. North Dakota was unable to get within 20 points the rest of the way. Odisho ended the scoring with a pair of free throws inside a minute to make the final 64-38.
As a team, the Dukes shot a season-best 41.5 percent from the floor, include making eight of its first nine shots. Of DU's 27 field goals, 18 were assisted on, led by five from Floyd.
The Dukes hit the road for a three straight games after the Thanksgiving break - Nov. 25 at Ohio, Nov. 28 at Buffalo and Dec. 1 at Robert Morris. They return home on Dec. 5th to play Saint Francis in the Second Annual Education Day. Tipoff is at 11:00 a.m.
Floyd now needs 91 steals to break Korie Hlede's school record of 334 - she would need to average 3.79 steals per game to become the program's all-time leader
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