@DuqWBB Foreign Tour: Day Four
Aug. 8, 2016
PECS/KOZÁRMISLENY - In addition to the Duquesne women's basketball playing their second game of their Foreign Tour on Monday, the team got to spend the afternoon at the house of senior forward Amadea Szamosi and capped the evening at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Pécs for a private tour and pipe organ demonstration.
The Szamosi's prepared authentic Hungarian dishes for lunch which the team enjoyed. The Dukes were also introduced to Amadea's parents, two sisters, her brother and grandparents.
The second game of the tour was against Pinkk-Pesci 424, a team in the Hungarian A Division. Szamosi led the way again for the Dukes, scoring a game-high 17 points in their 73-45 victory. Chassidy Omogrosso scored 13 and Kadri-Ann Lass added 10 for the Dukes.
After dinner, the team was treated to a tour of the Basilica (given the name by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Pécs in 1991). Construction of the two-tower, three-nave church started 1064. It was extended with two more towers in the Middle Ages. It underwent renovations in the 19th century. The facade depicting the Apostles has already been reformed three times, first in 1854. In the choir stands a 4-manual organ with 6101 pipes, which Szamosi's father, Szabolcs, played for the team. Szabolcs was the musical director at the Basilica.
A long day ahead for Duquesne as they leave Pecs in the morning and travel approximately three hours to Vrbas, Serbia to play Zenski Kosarkaski Klub.
Coach Dan Burt on today's performance: "Today we played a good first division team and had a better performance. We had contributions from many players with Halle Bovell, Chassidy Omogrosso, Amadea Szamosi, Erin Waskowiak and Judith Sole standing out.
With our third game in three days coming up tomorrow, we need to spread minutes around. I look for others to step up and provide quality minutes tomorrow.
I was very happy that Amadea continues to play well, especially in front of her hometown crowd. I know this game meant a lot to her and she did not disappoint. A very good game for a special young woman."