Release: November 25, 2008
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basketball loses 68-56 to unbeaten Duquesne
Visiting Duquesne (5-0) nailed nine three-point shots en route
to defeating Binghamton (2-3) 68-56 in a non-conference women's
basketball game on Tuesday night at the Events Center. The game
marked the third of a season-high four game homestand for the
The Dukes had three players finish in double figures with senior
guard Kristi Little leading the way with 13 points. Freshman
forward Alex Gensler netted 12 points while junior guard Rachel
Frederick turned in a 10-point, 11-rebound effort. Together,
the trio of players accounted for five of the Dukes' three pointers.
It was junior guard Muffy
however, who finished with the game high of 18 points. In the
process, she tied her career high, which she established last
week at Colgate. Freshman guard Andrea
chipped in 10 points.
"Duquesne is a very good team," head coach Nicole Scholl
said. "We came out and stuck to our game plan tonight but
they shot the ball very well."
Duquesne established control of the game early, jumping out to
a 19-9 lead with 9:48 left in the first half. From there, the
Dukes kept rolling and took a 38-21 lead at the break.
The Bearcats pulled to within 47-36 with 13:34 left in the second
half but back-to-back three pointers by junior guard Keri Pryor
and Frederick launched a 9-2 Duquesne run that opened the lead
to 56-38 with 8:25 remaining.
Sadler hit a pair of her three pointers in the final 2:35 as
the Bearcats clawed to within 12 points as time expired.
The Bearcats struggled from the field and in the paint against
Duquesne. The Bearcats shot just 27 percent while the Dukes shot
44 percent, including 9-of-17 from beyond the three-point arc.
Duquesne also won the rebound battle 43-27.
Binghamton wraps up its homestand against Canisius on Saturday
at 6 p.m.