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Moore's 20 Points Leads #DuqWBB Past Robert Morris 79-63

 

 

Dec. 18, 2013

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PITTSBURGH - Raegan Moore led all scorers with 20 points in the Duquesne women's basketball's team's 79-63 victory over cross-town rival Robert Morris on Wednesday night.

April Robinson scored 14 and Orsi Szecsi and Stasia King each scored 11 points for the Dukes who improve to 8-3 on the season. King's output was a career-high.

RMU's Anna Niki Stamolaprou scored 19 points off the bench and Artemis Spanou recorded a double-double of 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

The game started out tight, with three ties before the first media timeout. Coming out of the stoppage, Moore hit a long 3-pointer which started a 13-6 run to give the Dukes a 19-12 lead at the 11:38 mark of the half. RMU answered with four straight points from Cassie Oursler and a foul shot by Kelly Hartwell cut the Dukes' lead to two points at 19-17 with 9:13 remaining. After a pair of Angela Heintz foul shots, the Colonials' Stamolamprou hit a 3-pointer to make it a 1-point game at 21-20 at the 8-minute media timeout. Lou Mataly's 3-pointer after the break gave Robert Morris a 23-21 advantage.

At the 6:59 mark, a skirmish between RMU's Ashley Ravelli and Wumi Agunbiade led to a flagrant foul assessed to Agunbiade and technical fouls to both players. Both teams were awarded two foul shots. Ravelli would hit both foul shots to increase the Colonials' lead to 25-21. Belma Nurkic would hit one of the free throws, which would start a 9-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer and layup by Moore that made the score 31-27 heading into the 4-minute media timeout.

The Dukes lead would get as high as seven points, first after a pair of Robinson foul shots that made the score 38-31 and a buzzer-beating jumper from Heintz that sent the game into halftime with the Dukes leading 40-33.

Mataly opened up the 2nd half scoring with a 3-pointer to make it a 4-point game at 40-36, but the Dukes answered with a 9-0 run to stretch the lead to 13 points at 49-36 with at the 15:12 mark. The Dukes lead would increase to 14 points after Robinson's 3-pointer with 11 minutes remaining.

King's layup at 1:06 made the score 79-61 and gave the Dukes its largest lead of the game at 18 points.

"Tonight we got significant contributions from a number of people," said head coach Dan Burt. "In seven years at Duquesne, this is greatest team victory we have had in terms of getting contributions at critical times from such a variety of players."

Up next, the Dukes will face 9-1 West Virginia on Saturday. Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • 11 countries were represented by student-athletes in this game: Bosnia, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Spain, Syria and United States

  • King's previous career-high was a 10-point effort on Feb. 18, 2013 at La Salle

  • King also tied a career-high with five free throws made

  • The Dukes improve to 31-13 all-time against RMU - Duquesne has won 6 of the last 7 games

    Robert Morris at Duquesne

    Team
    1
    2
    F
    GMU Robert Morris (3-6)
    33
    30
    63
    GMU Duquesne (8-3)
    40
    39
    79

     

     

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