Dukes Take Youngstown State 96-49 at UNCW Hilton Classic
Nov. 25, 2006
Duquesne upped its record to 3-2 on the season breezing to a 96-49 win over Youngstown State (2-3) in the consolation game of the UNCW Hilton Wilmington Riverside Classic Saturday afternoon. Jocelyn Chandler and Keri Pryor led five Dukes in double-figure scoring with 16 points each. Jade Singleton led the rebounding efforts with seven.
Youngstown State was led by Monique Godfrey's 10 points off the bench while Ta-myra Davis grabbed a game-best nine rebounds in the loss.
The Penguins held an early 8-5 lead before an 8-0 Duquesne run gave the Red & Blue a 13-8 margin after a good lay-up by Jade Singleton at the 12:11 mark. Three-pointers kept YSU in the game though as they cut the lead to 18-19 with two treys and two buckets with 7:36 ticking, but they would not regain a lead. A 10-1 run gave Duquesne a 31-21 edge - the first double-digit lead of the contest - at 3:36 and they would conclude the game on a 10-6 spree for a 41-27 Duquesne lead at the break. Duquesne got 32 points in the paint and 15 off turnovers in the first frame alone.
The second half was a bizarre one as Duquesne out-scored the Penguins 30-3 in the first 10:53 of action to start the contest - with included a 17-0 run for a 68-30 lead. YSU saw an end to its scoreless span at 10:12 with just its second field goal of the half. All 12 players saw time in the second half with 11 scoring. Duquesne would out-score Youngstown State 55-22 in the second half - 30 of those points came off the bench.
Also seeing double-figures for the Dukes was Loui Hall with 12 points and Kristi Little and Gosia Flaga with 11 points each. Jade Singleton led the rebounding efforts for DU with seven, but the Red & Blue were out-rebounded 41-34 for the game.
Duquesne shot .581 (36-62) from the field for the game, .500 (5-10) from the three and .826 (19-23) from the line. The Red & Blue had 16 steals and helped force 26 YSU turnovers.
Youngstown State was .302 (19-63) from the field, .250 (7-28) from the three and .500 (4-8) from the line.
The Dukes return to action Nov. 28 for a 7:00 pm tip at cross town rival Robert Morris.
Game Notes: Carmen Bruce and Loui Hall were each named to the All-Tournament Team ... Duquesne has not scored 90 points or more since Dec 19, 2004 vs. Howard ... DU held YSU to three points in the first 10:53 of the second half ... DU recorded 52 points in the paint 35 off of turnovers ... it was confirmed that Sam Pollino has a torn ACL (Niagara game) and will miss the remainder of the 2006-07 season.