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Dec. 31, 2017

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Catch the Duquesne Women's Basketball Press Conference live. The Dukes opened A-10 play with a 60-57 victory over UMass.

Posted by GoDuquesne on Sunday, December 31, 2017

PITTSBURGH - Julijana Vojinovic's jumper with 2:14 remaining capped a 10-0 run and put the Dukes ahead for good in a 60-57 comeback victory on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, head coach Dan Burt had won his 100th career game for the Dukes (11-3, 1-0 A-10).

Chassidy Omogrosso tied her career-high with 25 points. Vojinovic added 15 points off the bench. Paige Cannon pulled down a team-high nine rebounds along with a career-high six blocks. Kadri-Ann Lass was one block shy of tying her career-high with seven. Libby Bazelak, making her first career start, dished out a career-high seven assists.

As a team, the Dukes set a program record with 16 blocks.

UMass (8-6, 0-1 A-10) was led my Maggie Mulligan, who set a Palumbo Center record 22 rebounds along with 14 points.

The 1st quarter was tight, with three lead changes and was a two-possession contest throughout. Duquesne had three 4-points lead, the last coming as Helmi Tulonen beat the buzzer making the score 18-14.

Each team scored 14 points in the 2nd quarter. Omogrosso's 3-pointer followed by Bazelak's layup with 29 seconds left, put the Dukes ahead 32-28 heading into halftime.

The Dukes went cold in the 3rd quarter, making only 2-of-18 shots, as the Minutewomen outscored them 15-5 to take a 43-37 advantage.

By the midway point of the 4th quarter, UMass' lead stretched to nine points at 56-47. But then the Duquesne defense took over. The Dukes did not allow a field goal for the final 5:06, forcing five turnovers. Omogrosso's 3-pointer with 4:51 remaining started a 13-1 run to end the game. UM had a chance to tie the contest with eight seconds remaining, but Leah McDermott's 3-pointer was off.

The Dukes are away from home for the next three contests beginning Jan. 4th at Davidson. They return to the Palumbo Center Jan. 17th against La Salle.

GAME NOTES

  • Burt is the fastest to 100 win in program history, achieving the feat in 150 games

  • Omogrosso needs 16 points for 1,000

  • Lass surpassed Beth Friday to move into fourth place on Duquesne's all-time list with 153 blocks

  • Friday and Tanya Larrydale owned the previous AJP record with 20 rebounds

  • The previous team record for blocks was 12 (SLU 1/5/11 and Bucknell 12/30/89)

  • Amanda Kalin returned to the lineup and played five minutes after missing the previous 10


     

     

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