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Women's Basketball Defeats Buffalo 78-52
Wumi Agunbiade scored 14 and pulled down 12 rebounds

 
Wumi Agunbiade scored 14 and pulled down 12 rebounds
 

Nov. 28, 2012

Box Score

BUFFALO - The Duquesne women's basketball team won its fourth straight game to improve to 5-1 on Wednesday evening after defeating Buffalo 78-52.

The Dukes, who never trailed in the contest, where led by April Robinson with a career-high 16 points. Wumi Agunbiade scored 14 and pulled down 12 rebounds to record her second straight double-double. Belma Nurkic scored 11 and dished out four assists.

Mackenzie Loesing scored a game-high 19 for the Bulls who fall to 1-6.

The Dukes started off by making four of its first eight shots and by the 11:51 mark of the first half took a 17-7 lead after Ahjah Hall's 3-pointer. Duquesne was hot from 3-point land in the first half, with six of their 12 field goals coming beyond-the-arc led by Robinson who buried three. She also recorded the rare 4-point play at 7:11 which made the score 24-16. Hall's layup with 59 seconds remaining gave the Dukes a 12-point lead at 38-26 heading into halftime.

Duquesne opened up the second half with two straight 3-pointers from Nurkic and a jumper from Agunbiade to take a 20-point lead at 46-26 after the first media timeout. The Dukes defense held UB scoreless until the 14:39 mark of the half. Floyd's basket at 5:31 gave the Dukes a 30-point lead at 69-39. The lead would get as high as 31 points with 4:08 remaining.

In addition to scoring a season-high 78 points, DU finished the game with a season-best 11 3-pointers and 52 rebounds.

The Dukes return to Pittsburgh to face cross-town rival Robert Morris on Dec. 2nd. Tipoff at the Sewall Center is at 1:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • Duquesne has won 12 straight games against MAC Conference opponents
     

     

  • Agunbiade and Nurkic each scored 16 points against UB in last season's game

  • The Dukes have led at halftime in all six games this year

  • Duquesne scored 20 second chance points to Buffalo's 11

  • The game was televised locally on Time Warner Cable Sports Network, Duquesne is 7-1 under head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio on TV.

    Duquesne at Buffalo

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    Duquesne (5-1)
    38
    40
    78
    Buffalo (1-6)
    26
    26
    52
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