Red & Blue Suffers 62-58 Fall at Siena
Nov. 30, 2004
The Duquesne women's basketball team suffered a 62-58 non-conference loss at Siena to fall to 1-3 on the season. Sophomore Loui Hall led DU with 12 points while Maria Stankevich and Aiga Bautre had seven rebounds each. Nicole Sinclair snagged a game-best and career-high six steals.
Laura Menty led the game and Siena with 16 points and nine rebounds, including an 8-10 effort from the charity stripe. The Dukes out-shot the Saints .404 (21-52) to .327 (16-49) but were out-rebounded 32-35. Siena attempted 33 foul shots on 23 Duquesne fouls and hit 25 of their attempts for a .758 average. Duquesne hit .800 from the charity stripe hitting 12-15.
The Dukes opened the game on a 9-2 run and extended its lead to a 15-8 margin with 12:09 on the clock. Nearly five minutes of scoreless play would go by before Hall hit a three-point play for an 18-10 edge, but turnovers would be costly for the Dukes as Siena inched to a 19-20 reach on a 9-2 drive with 4:31 to go. Two points from the charity stripe from Stankevich and a goal from Erin Wehrle put DU ahead 24-19 and Sinclair put the visitor up 26-21 with just over one minute to go. Siena hit two free throws and a three-point goals knotted the game at 26-26 all. Rebecca Bonasso hit two from the charity stripe and Hall made the second of two for a 29-26 DU lead at the half.
Stankevich put DU ahead 31-26 in the opening of the second frame before Siena tied the game 31-31 and took it first lead at 15:58 (33-31). Erin Wehrle's lay-up tied the game again before the teams traded leads. Bautre hit two free throws and Hall hit a bucket to give DU a 40-36 lead - their last of the contest. Siena sprang to a 9-0 run giving them a 45-40 lead they would not forego. The Saints led by as many as 11 points with the last being a 58-47 advantage with 2:33 to go. Erin Crawford connected on a three-point play to get DU to a 55-60 reach at :44 and Siena led 62-55 at :16 on the clock. Jocelyn Chandler hit a three-point goal with :00.7 for the 58-62 final.
Duquesne travels to West Virginia this Saturday for a 5:00 pm tip-off.