#DuqWBB Defeats Providence 83-78
Dec. 5, 2013
PITTSBURGH - The Duquesne women's basketball team held off a late rally from Providence to come away with an 83-78 victory on Thursday night at the Palumbo Center.
Tori Rule tied Agunbiade with 26, Evi Iiskola added 12 and Sarah Beal 11 for the Friars who fall to 4-4 on the season.
After Providence's Iiskola jump shot put the Friars ahead 7-6 early in the first half, Duquesne came back with a 20-9 run to take a 10-point lead at 26-16 midway through the frame. Robinson followed with a 3-pointer and Jose-Ann Johnson added a pair of free throws to give DU its largest lead of the half at 15 points - 31-16 with 7:19 remaining. The Dukes would maintain the 15-point lead after a Stasia King layup made the score 33-18 at the 6:53 mark. PC would cut the Dukes' lead to nine points at 33-24 after Iiskola's layup right before the final media timeout of the half. Aliyah Miller's foul shots closed out the first half scoring with a pair of free throws what made the score 44-34 in Duquesne's favor.
By the midway point of the 2nd half, the Dukes had built a 19-point lead at 65-46. However, PC would cut the deficit to 10 points on an Alexis Harris layup with 5:37 to play to make the score 70-60. Providence would follow with a 15-5 run capped by a Harris layup to tie the score at 75-75 with 1:38 left in the game. The Dukes would only allow a 3-pointer from Tori Rule with nine seconds remaining the rest of the way as the Dukes got a basket from Agunbiade, four foul shots from Moore and one each from Orsi Szecsi and Robinson down the stretch to come away with the victory.
As a team, the Dukes made 45.9 percent of its shots including six 3-pointers. Robinson led the team with seven assists.
Up next, the Dukes make the trek up Route 22 to take on Saint Francis on Sunday afternoon. Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m.
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