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Women's Basketball Defeats Ohio 62-55
Belma Nurkic scored a career-high 19 points

 
Belma Nurkic scored a career-high 19 points
 

Nov. 25, 2012

Box Score

ATHENS, Ohio - The Duquesne women's basketball held Ohio to just one field goal in the final 9:52 in its 62-55 victory over the Bobcats on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Dukes improve to 4-1 while OU falls to 1-3.

Belma Nurkic scored a career-high 19 points which included a personal-best five 3-pointers. Wumi Agunbiade recorded a double-double of 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 13 rebounds. Jocelyn Floyd, who leads in the NCAA in steals per game, recorded eight take aways.

Shavon Robinson scored a team-high 18 points for Ohio.

Duquesne started off by missing nine of its first 10 shots from the floor and by the first media timeout, they were down 15-7. Ohio's Alex'ie Baldwin's layup gave the Bobcats its largest lead of the game - 10 points at 17-7 - with 13:55 to play in the first half.

The Dukes chipped away at the deficit and would take the lead at 24-23 after back-to-back layups from Stasia King. OU would regain the lead on the next possession and hold it until Oditte Odisho's 3-pointer with 1:41 left tied the score at 29-29. Robinson's 3-pointer inside a minute gave DU a three point lead at 32-29 before Symone Lyles layup with six seconds remaining closed out the first half scoring with Duquesne leading 32-31 heading into halftime.

The Dukes would keep the lead until the 16:14 mark of the second half when Robinson's 3-pointer tied the score at 38-38. This was the beginning of a 12-3 run capped by Kiyanna Black's jumper. With 9:52 to play, the Bobcats took a 50-41 lead.

Duquesne would respond with a 13-0 run over the next 7:51 aided by three 3-pointers by Nurkic. With 2:01 to play, the Dukes were up 54-50.

 

 

Robinson's foul shots with 29 seconds remaining make it a one possession game at 58-55, but Nurkic made four consecutive free throws down the stretch to ice that game at 62-55.

' The Dukes will remain on the road and will travel to Buffalo for a Wednesday evening game against the Bulls. Tipoff is at 5:00 p.m.


GAME NOTES

  • Duquesne made a season-high eight 3-pointers and blocked a season-high six shots (Floyd, Szecsi, King 2 each)

  • The Dukes have led at halftime in all five games this season

  • Agunbiade recorded a double-double last season against Ohio (15 points, 16 rebounds)

  • Robinson scored 19 against the Dukes last season

  • King tied her career-high with four points

  • Duquesne has won 11 consecutive game over teams from the MAC

  • The Dukes have won six straight over the Bobcats


    Duquesne at Ohio

    Team
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    2
    F
    Duquesne
    32
    30
    62
    Ohio
    31
    24
    55
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