DU Women Lose At WVU, 74-54
Dec. 4, 2004
Morgantown, W.Va. - The Duquesne women's basketball team suffered a 74-54 non-conference loss to West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum Saturday evening. Aiga Bautre put in a career-best 21 Points and led the team with seven rebounds. Loui Hall added 13 points and added six rebounds and Maria Stankevich added 11 points in the loss.
Meg Bulger led the game and three Mountaineers in double-figure scoring with 30 points while grabbing a game-best nine rebounds.
West Virginia (6-0) opened the game with a 5-0 lead to set the pace. The Dukes tied the game three times - twice by Hall at 5-5 and 7-7 before Rebecca Bonasso hit a jumper for a 9-9 tie at 11:37. The Mountaineers then executed an 11-0 run to take a 20-9 lead with 8:11 ticking. Stankevich snapped a 4:15 Duquesne scoring drought with a two-pointer and a three-pointer to close the gap to a 20-14 at 6:55.
A 9-4 Duquesne drive put the game to 30-23 with 2:54 ticking. WVU, who held the lead throughout the game, ended the half with a 35-27 lead.
Duquesne committed 10 of its 18 turnovers in the first frame and was out-rebounded 17-24 in the first half. WVU snagged 13 of its own missed shots in the first frame.
The Dukes sprang a 7-2 run to open the second stanza and cut the lead to a 37-34 margin at 18:08. West Virginia out-scored Duquesne 20-5 over the next eight minutes for a 57-39 lead with 9:55 ticking. Bautre's lay-up at 9:33 sparked a 9-0 Dukes' scoring drive with contributions from Erin Crawford (2 points) and Jocelyn Chandler (4 points) to get within 57-48 at 6:40. The Dukes wouldn't get any closer.
West Virginia used a late 15-4 run to take a 72-52 lead - the largest of the game. The teams exchanged baskets for the final mark.
WVU held a 43-36 rebounding advantage, which included 20 offensive boards. The Dukes were out-shot .370 (20-54) to .433 (29-67) for the game.
Duquesne (1-4) hosts cross-town rival Pitt this Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7:05 pm at the Palumbo Center.