Dukes Take Ohio in OT 82-79
Dec. 30, 2005
Duquesne out-lasted the Ohio Bobcats for an 82-79 overtime win Friday evening at The Convocation Center. Loui Hall led all scorers with 22 points while Aiga Bautre added 20 points for the Dukes. Nicole Sinclair grabbed a game-best 13 rebounds while Carmen Bruce had a game-best six assists. The win ends the Dukes' non-conference slate and puts DU 5-6 on the season.
Rachel Frederick led four Bobcats in double figures with 21 points and she grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the loss.
Chandler tied the game 5-5 at the 16:07 mark before the Bobcats hit a 9-1 run - all three pointers - for a 14-6 edge at the 12:44 mark. A 6-0 run sparked a 12-5 drive for the Red & Blue, which cut the Ohio lead to 19-18 with 8:47 ticking. A 10-0 Ohio run gave the host a 29-18 edge at the 6:09 mark. The Dukes inched to within a 23-31 reach before OU upped the lead to a 37-27 margin with 1:47 ticking. A three by Malgorzata Flaga cut the lead to a 37-30 Bobcat edge at the break. The Dukes held a 20-18 rebounding edge, but where out-shot .467 (14-30) to .321 (9-28) from the field.
Aiga Bautre hit a goal and Hall netted a three pointer to open the second frame and cut the Bobcats' lead to a just a 37-35 edge. A quick Ohio timeout settled the host which went on a 5-0 run to take a 42-35 edge. Bautre's three pointer sparked a 7-2 Dukes' run to cut the lead to a 46-42 Ohio advantage at 12:02. Brittany Warren's three started a 7-0 run which gave Duquesne a 49-48 edge - its first lead of the game - at 10:10. Warren's inside shot from Carmen Bruce gave the Dukes the lead. The Bobcats snagged a 50-49 edge shortly after on two made free throws, but an 11-5 Duquesne run kept the Dukes alive with a 60-55 lead with 6:30 showing. The Dukes went cold from the free throw line hitting just 2-6 attempts and Ohio inched to a 60-62 reach, but Duquesne hits its free throws down the stretch where they counted connecting on 8-10 from the line. Ohio tied the contest at 73-73 after a costly carry call on Flaga with just :22 ticking. The Dukes brought the ball up-court and called a time out with :13 showing to set up their play, but Hall's attempt in the paint rolled off the rim to send the game into OT.
The extra period opened with traded goals before a three-point play put Ohio at 78-75 lead. Hall's goal in the paint gave DU a 77-78 reach before Simone Reed was sent to the line for the Bobcats. Reed crossed the line on her first attempt to negate her first made free throw, but she hit the second for a 79-77 edge. Duquesne ended the game hitting 5-6 from the line for the 82-79 final.
Ohio held a slight 40-39 rebounding edge, but committed 20 turnovers which resulted in 25 Duquesne points. Ohio out-shot the Dukes .426 (26-61) to .383 (23-60) from the field.
Duquesne will face its third consecutive road opponent when it travels to Saint Joseph's Jan. 3 to open the Atlantic 10 season in a 7:00 pm tip-off.