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Szecsi's Triple-Double Leads #DuqWBB Past Morehead State 83-35
Orsi Szecsi recorded the first triple-double since 1994

 
Orsi Szecsi recorded the first triple-double since 1994
 

Nov. 24, 2013

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MOREHEAD, Ky. - Orsi Szecsi recorded the first Duquesne women's basketball triple-double in almost 19 years in the Dukes' 83-35 victory over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Duquesne improves to 4-2 on the season.

Szecsi finished the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. Jose-Ann Johnson recorded her first-ever double-double with career-highs 14 points and 10 rebounds. Raegan Moore led all scorers with 21 points.

Morehead State (4-3) did not have any players score in double-figures. Monique Bunk and Almesha Jones were the Eagles' leading scorers with seven points each.

Duquesne had a fast start, scoring the game's first 12 points in just 2:25. An April Robinson jumper at the midway point of the half put Duquesne up by 21 points at 29-8. Moore's layup with 57 seconds left in the half made the Dukes a +30 and a pair of Angela Heintz foul shots capped the 1st half scoring with Duquesne leading 44-12.

The Duquesne defense held Morehead State to just four field goals in the first half on 26 attempts (15.4 percent). The Dukes had three blocks - one each by Johnson, Moore and Amadea Szamosi.

Robinson's 3-pointer put the Dukes over the half-century mark with 17:54 remaining in the 2nd half. Szecsi's foul shots just before the first media timeout in the half gave Duquesne a 40-point lead at 55-15. The Dukes would have a lead as high as 51 points twice - on Kyasia Duling's jumper with 3:03 left (Szecsi's assisted, completing the triple-double) and after a Szecsi connected on her fifth field goal of the game with 42 seconds remaining.

Bunk's 3-pointer with 21 seconds to play closed out the scoring with the Dukes winning 83-35.

"I am very pleased with how Orsi and Jose-Ann played today," said head coach Dan Burt. "We established an inside game early and that help us set the pace of the game."

The Dukes outscored the Eagles 46-16 in the paint and outrebounded MSU 43-27.

"This was a good win for us, Morehead State had momentum coming into today's game, winning two in a row. We are going enjoy this tonight and then get ready for Tuesday's game at Miami," added Burt.

Duquesne will play Miami University on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • The only Duquesne player to record a triple-double was Korie Hlede - she had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in DU's 96-64 win over Cleveland State on Dec. 8, 1994

  • The 49-point margin of victory was the largest for the Dukes since Nov. 28, 2008 when Duquesne defeated Niagara 100-42

  • The Duquesne starters outscored Morehead State's 65-14

  • As a team, the Dukes shot 55 percent (33-of-60) from the floor - this is the second time this season Duquesne has shot over 50 percent (Cal Poly)

  • The 43 rebounds was a season-high

    Duquesne at Morehead State

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    GMU Duquesne (4-2)
    44
    39
    83
    GMU Morehead State (4-3)
    12
    23
    35

     

     

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