Women's Hoops Wins Thrid Straight
Nov. 30, 2002
Freshman Aiga Bautre (Riga, Latvia/Catholic Central [N.Y.]) came off the bench for an injured Candace Futrell to lead the game with a personal-best 17 points, which included five three-point goals as the Dukes handed Robert Morris a 75-58 defeat this afternoon. Beth Friday (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) posted her 34th career double-double with a game-best 15 rebounds while adding 14 points. Also hitting double figure scoring for Duquesne was Shiri Sharon (Jordan Valley, Israel/Ostrovsky) with 14 and Erin Wehrle (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) with 10 points.
Candace John led the Colonials with 16 points while Missy Spangler added 14 markers.
Duquesne opened the game out-scoring Robert Morris 10-3 in the first two minutes, but saw the lead narrowed down to a 12-9 edge with 15:33 to go as the Colonials hit two three points goals, but it wasn't enough as the Dukes rattled off 19 unanswered points and kept the host scoreless for nearly 11 minutes to take a 31-9 lead with 5:05 remaining. RMU hit a trey at 4:48 to snap the scoreless streak, but would trail 36-21 at the half. Robert Morris hit nothing but three-point goals in the first half and shot 7-14 (.500) from behind the arc.
The Dukes opened their lead to a 51-27 advantage early in the second frame before Robert Morris went on a 10-0 run for a 37-51 reach at the 12:04 mark. RMU extended its scoring drive to a 20-4 spree to get within a 47-55 reach of the lead - their closest in the half - with 10:08 to go. Duquesne then out-scored the Colonials 15-3 for a 70-50 edge with 4:18 remaining. RMU would not get within 17-points thereafter.
The Dukes' Futrell left the contest at 14:38 with an ankle injury and did not return. She had four points shooting 2-3 from the field.
For the game, Duquesne shot .577 (30-52) from the field and .550 (11-20) from the three-point line. The Colonials connected on just .250 (16-64) of their field goals, which included 13 from long range. DU out-rebounded Robert Morris 44 to 31 for the game.
Duquesne is back in action this Tuesday as it hosts Pitt in a 7:05 pm tip at the Palumbo Center.