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Women's Basketball Defeats IPFW 77-64
Keri Pryor scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting against IPFW
 
Keri Pryor scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting against IPFW
 

Dec. 21, 2008

Box Score

FORT WAYNE, IND. - Keri Pryor scored a game and season-high 23 points and Rachel Frederick added 13 points as the Duquesne women's basketball team defeated IPFW 77-64 Sunday afternoon.

The victory was the third in a row for the Dukes, who improved to 9-3 on the season.

Chelsey Jackson and Courtney Reed each scored 14 points for the Mastodons who fell to 2-8.

DU opened up the game on a 16-5 run. A Kelly Britcher layup at the 8:33 mark gave Duquesne its largest lead of the half, 13 points at 27-14.

Sarah Haluska's 3-pointer ended the first half scoring with the Dukes taking a 40-32 lead into halftime.

IPFW scored the first five points of the second half to get within three points at 40-37. DU would hold a single-digit lead until a Frederick foul shot with 5:33 remaining gave the Dukes a 10-point lead at 58-48, putting the game out of reach. An Eve Pyle layup with 2:11 left gave DU its largest lead of the game at 16 points, 70-54.

A pair Pryor foul shots closed out the scoring giving the Dukes the 77-64 victory and improving to 2-0 all-time against IPFW.

Pyle led the game with nine rebounds as the Dukes held a 37-27 advantage on the glass. Frederick scored 11 of her 13 points from the foul line missing only once, while Kristi Little (6-6) and Pryor (5-5) were both perfect from the charity stripe.

After Christmas, Duquesne will play in the University of Miami Holiday Tournament. Dec. 29, the Dukes will play #10 Auburn and will face either Brown or Miami on Dec. 30. DU will return home to face Missouri Dec. 3.


GAME NOTES

  • Duquesne converted a season-best 27 foul shots
  • Frederick tied a career-high with 11 foul shots. She has made 19 of her past 20 attempts from the line.
  • The Dukes shot over 50 percent for the eighth time this season
  • The temperature in Fort Wayne, Ind. was 1 degree at tipoff

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