Dukes Take Cornell 67-40 For First Road Win
Dec. 28, 2004
The Duquesne women's basketball team won its first road game of the season taking host Cornell 67-40 at the Newman Arena in Ithaca, NY. Junior Aiga Bautre hit a career- and game-high 22 points, which included a personal-best six three-point goals, to lead three Dukes in double-digit scoring. Sophomore Loui Hall (11 points, 10 rebounds) and junior Nicole Sinclair (15 points, 10 rebounds) hit the only double-doubles of the game. Hall led the Dukes with a personal-best six assists and added two blocks. Lindsay Krasna led Cornell with 18 points. Duquesne improved to 4-5 overall and the Big Red dropped to 1-6 on the season.
The game began with a 6-6 tie at 15:54 before Loui Hall sparked a 12-0 Duquesne run which saw Bautre hit two three-point goals and Alyssa Borasky net two lay-ups for an 18-6 edge with 13:34 ticking. The Dukes went on to hold a 22-9 lead midway through the period with Bautre netting 11 of the team's points. Duquesne saw Cornell chip away at its 34-15 lead as the Big Red hit six points in the final minute, but the Dukes held a 36-21 lead at the half.
Duquesne held a 23-12 edge in rebounding at the break, which included 11 offensive boards. Erin Crawford swiped a career high four steals in the first frame, the Dukes collected eight in the first half.
The second frame saw Duquesne play some sloppy ball, but the Big Red could not capitalize on the miscues as the Red & Blue out-scored Cornell 31-19 in the second stanza. Cornell brought the game to a 29-42 reach, but Bautre notched her sixth three-point score for a 45-29 edge at 13:53. The Dukes held a 54-34 lead at 9:35 and never looked back.
Duquesne held a commanding 46-29 edge on the boards and shot .448 (26-58) for the game to Cornell's .250 (14-56). Duquesne also connected on 9-10 from the charity stripe, but hit just .316 (6-19) from long range. The Big Red hit just 4-23 from behind the arc and shot .727 (8-11) from the free throw line. The Dukes swiped 14 steals for the game.
The Dukes return home to protect their 3-0 mark this Friday hosting Ohio at 3:30 in the tail end of a Duquesne hoops double-header.