Dukes Tame Tigers 80-76

Nov. 25, 2007

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PITTSBURGH - Four Dukes scored in double figures as Duquesne remained unbeaten at home with an 80-76 win over Towson Sunday afternoon.

Jade Singleton had a career-high 15 points and Kristi Little dished out a personal-best 11 assists for DU as they handed the Tigers their first loss of the season.

TU's Shanae Baker-Brice recorded a double-double with a game-high 20 points and 10 assists. Holly Mahan led the game with 13 rebounds.

Trailing 38-37 with 2:27 left in the first half, the Dukes scored the next six points behind baskets from Singleton, Jocelyn Chandler and Samantha Pollino to take a 43-38 lead into halftime.

With 1:28 remaining in regulation, Towson's Alis Freeman's 3-pointer brought the Tigers within two points, 74-72. An Amanda Peck layup followed by a Chandler foul shot gave DU a 5-point lead with 35 second left. Jamell Beasley answered with bucket to cut the Duquesne lead to 77-74. Sam Thompson hit one of two foul shots with 23 seconds on the clock after a Baker-Brice foul. Trailing 78-74, Kandace Davis' jumper brought Towson within two points with 15 seconds remaining. The Dukes inbounded the ball and Beasley fouled Chandler with eight seconds to go. "JC" sank both foul shots to seal the game 80-76 and improve Duquesne to 3-2 on the season.

Towson, which entered the game holding their opponents to 55.5 points per game, surrendered a season-high 80 to Duquesne. The Dukes shot a season-best 53.6% (30-56) from the field. TU dominated on the boards, out rebounding DU by a 47-32 margin.

After struggling from the foul line Wednesday against Robert Morris (10-22, .455) the Dukes connected on 16 or 25 attempts this afternoon.

Duquesne will head up Route 22 Tuesday as they visit Saint Francis, Pa. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. DU leads the all-time series 17-3 and were 58-57 winners over the Red Flash last season.


  • Peck finished with a career-high 13 points. Her previous was eight at George Washington last season
  • The last time Duquesne shot .500 or better was at Charlotte Jan. 21, 2007
  • Britcher eclipsed her career-high for the second straight game - she had nine points vs. Robert Morris Wednesday and a career-best 12 points today
  • The Last Duke to have more than 11 assists in a game was Shiri Sharon with 12 Jan. 26, 2003 vs. Richmond




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