Women's Basketball Sets Program Record With Eighth Straight Victory - 76-38 over Maine
Alex Gensler led all scorers with 15 points

Dec. 20, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Duquesne women's basketball team set a new program record with its eighth straight victory after a 76-38 win over Maine in the first day of the 2011 Gator Holiday Classic on the campus of the University of Florida.

Alex Gensler led all scorers with 15 points. Wumi Agunbiade scored 12 and Carly Vendemia and Orsi Szecsi added 10 each for the Dukes who improve to 10-1.

The Dukes, who led from the 17:31 mark of the first half on, took an 11 point lead midway through the half on a Belma Nurkic layup to make the score 21-10. The first half lead would get as high as 19 points - two times - the later on Jocelyn Floyd layup at the 2:30 mark to give DU a 38-19 advantage.

Vendemia, who finished a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor, gave the Dukes a 20 point lead at the 16:25 mark of the second half to make the score 45-25. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Gensler and Nurkic put Duquesne up by 30 points at 66-36 with 6:01 to play.

Ahjah Hall closed out the scoring with 1:20 remaining to give DU its largest lead of the game - 38 points at 76-38.

Duquesne will play the winner of the Florida/Charleston Southern game tomorrow.

Maine vs. Duquesne

Maine (3-8)
Duquesne (10-1)


  • Duquesne shot 51 percent from the floor (31-of-61) while holding UM to just 30 percent (16-of-53)

  • The 38 points allowed was a season-low for the Dukes who did not allow any Black Bears to score in double-figures

  • The Dukes outscored the Black Bears in the paint 40-16 and had 34 points off turnovers to Maine's 10

  • Duquesne tied a season-high with nine blocks led by Agunbiade with three

  • Jose-Ann Johnson grabbed a career-high five rebounds

  • Hall had a career-high two blocks

  • Szecsi tied a career-high with four steals

  • Raegan Moore scored her first points of the season

  • Vanessa Abel had a season-best five steals

  • Stasia King added two rebounds



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