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Floyd, Agunbiade Lead Women's Basketball Past Morehead State, 86-53
Jocelyn Floyd scored a career-high 19 points against Morehead State
 
Jocelyn Floyd scored a career-high 19 points against Morehead State
 

Dec. 11, 2011

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PITTSBURGH - Jocelyn Floyd scored a career-high 19 points and Wumi Agunbiadealso recorded 19 as the Duquesne women's basketball won its fifth straight game on Sunday afternoon, 86-53 over Morehead State.

The Dukes improve to 7-1 on the season and the Eagles fall to 2-8.

Agunbiade added a game-high 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.

Carly Vendemia added a career-high 13 points on a personal-best 6-for-9 shooting. Orsi Szecsi and Alex Gensler tied their career-marks with nine and eight rebounds respectively. Ahjah Hall'seight boards was her career-high.

Agunbiade scored nine points in the game's first five minutes as Duquesne jumped out to a 15-0 lead to begin the contest. The Dukes' defense held the Eagles scoreless until the 14:46 mark of the first half when Linda Nixon converted a foul shot.

MSU, who missed its first nine shots from the floor, did not record a field goal until Allie Turner's jumper at 12:47. Duquesne would score the next 12 points to build a 29-4 lead midway through the half. The 25-point lead was the largest of the half.

The Dukes defense, which held the Eagles to just 18.2 percent shooting in the first half and 0-for-8 from beyond-the-arc, would only allow five more field goals the rest of the half, as they would take a 42-19 lead into halftime.

A Floyd steal and coast-to-coast layup at the 17:46 mark of the second half gave Duquesne a 30-point advantage at 51-21. Vendemia's foul shot three minutes later capped a 16-3 run that gave DU a 58-22 lead with 14:28 to play.

The Duquesne lead got as high as 37 points on Gensler's jumper with 5:54 left. Morehead State would only get the score under 30 two times the rest of the way, the last with 1:59 to go on a Mackenzie Arledge layup.

Hall finished the second half scoring as she did the first half, with a foul shot, to close out the game with an 86-53 win.

This is the first of three games in six days for the Dukes. Wednesday night they host Akron (5-4) before closing out the homestand against West Virginia (7-2) on Saturday afternoon.


GAME NOTES

  • Raegan Mooresaw her first action in a Duquesne uniform today - the transfer from Valparaiso, who missed the first seven games with an injury played eight minutes, grabbed two rebounds and had a steal

  • Duquesne recorded a season-best nine blocks led by Agunbiade and Szecsi with three each

  • Morehead State missed its first 14 attempts from 3-point range

  • Jose-Ann Johnson played a career-high seven minutes

  • Floyd's previous career-high was 13 points at La Salle on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Vendemia eclipsed her career-marks of 11 points and four field goals against Davidson earlier this season

  • The 7-1 record matches Duquesne's best eight-game start with the 1998-99 and 2011-11 teams

    Morehead State at Duquesne

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    Morehead State (2-8)
    19
    34
    53
    Duquesne (7-1)
    42
    44
    86

     

     

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