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Dec. 17, 2016

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AKRON, Ohio - A 13-0 run midway through the 4th quarter powered the Duquesne women's basketball team past Akron 67-57 on Saturday night.

The Dukes (6-6) were led by Chassidy Omogrosso who had a game-high 19 points and tied her career-high with eight field goals. Kadri-Ann Lass added 12 points and Amadea Szamosi scored 11 points and pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.

Hannah Plybon led Akron (5-3) with 17 points.

Duquesne held Akron to just a pair of field goals on 17 attempts (12 percent), holding the Zips scoreless for the final 7:23. The Dukes ended the quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 14-6 lead into the 2nd quarter.

Omogrosso's 3-pointer opened the scoring and gave the Dukes their first double-digit lead of the game at 17-6. The defense would continue to clamp down, as Akron did not hit 10 points until the midway point of the quarter. Halle Bovell's layup at 1:52 gave the Dukes their largest lead of the quarter -- 18 points at 31-13. Duquesne took a 33-16 lead into halftime.

After opening up the 3rd quarter on a 12-4 run, Akron was able to cut the deficit to nine points at 37-28 with 4:16 left. Megan Sefcik was fouled on a basket off Shaunay Edmunds' inbound pass. She converted the 3-point play with six seconds left to make the score 47-41. Akron outscored Duquesne 25-14 in the quarter.

Caitlin Vari opened the 4th quarter scoring to get the Zips within four points of tying the game at 47-43. Duquesne responded with a 13-0 run over the next 3:26 to take a 17-point lead at 58-43, forcing a Zips timeout with 5:31 remaining.

The Dukes out-rebounded the Zips 54-38 and had 14 assists to nine turnovers. Duquesne dominated in the paint, outscoring Akron 38-24.

Duquesne returns home to host #4/3 Maryland (11-0) on Wednesday. Tipoff at the Palumbo Center is 7:00 P.M.


  • Duquesne now leads the series 6-1 and has won four straight meetings

  • Omogrosso tied a career-high with six rebounds

  • Brianna Thomas tied a career-high with five rebounds

  • Julijana tied her career-high with four assists

  • Duquesne's 26 field goals tied a season-high (Charlotte)

  • Lass scored her 500th career point



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