Women's Basketball

Down to the Wire

Box Score Feb. 18, 2016

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ST. LOUIS - The Duquesne women's basketball team's 10-game road winning streak came to an end after an 84-81 setback at Saint Louis on Thursday night.

The Dukes (23-3, 11-2 A-10) were led by Deva'Nyar Workman who tied a career-high with 24 points. Amadea Szamosi scored 16, April Robinson 14 with nine assists and Chassidy Omogrosso added 12 off the bench.

SLU (20-7, 10-3 A-10) guard Jackie Kemph recorded a double-double of 19 points and 13 assists. Sadie Stipanovich scored 16 and Denisha Womack had 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The 1st quarter started out with a pair of lead changes and with the largest advantage being only a basket until a Jamesia Price 3-pointer started a 14-4 run over the next 4:14 with ended on Maddison Gits' layup gave SLU the first double-digit lead of the game at 21-10. The Dukes scored the final five points including an Omogorsso 3-pointer that made the score 21-15 at the end of the quarter.

With SLU ahead 27-24 at the 6:03 mark of the 2nd quarter, the Billikens would hold the Dukes scoreless over the next 3:16 to take an 11 point lead at 35-24. Duquesne would respond with back-to-back 3-pointers from Szamosi and Robinson to make it a 5-point game with 1:48 remaining. The teams exchanged baskets to end the half with Saint Louis leading 37-32.

The Billikens quickly took a 10-point lead to start out the 3rd quarter. However, the Dukes were able to cut the deficit to one point four times -- the last at 1:33 on a Lass jumper. Kemph's ended the quarter with a pair of free throws to give SLU a 65-60 lead heading into the 4th quarter.

A pair of Price foul shots early in the 4th quarter stretched the lead to seven points. Duquesne made it a one-possession game for times, but could not tie or go ahead. Trailing by five points, Robinson hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining. Kemph was fouled on the ensuing possession, missed her first foul shot and hit her second, making the score 84-81. Robinson's 3-pointer at the buzzer was off.

The Dukes remain on the road and will visit Dayton (13-11, 6-7 A-10) on Sunday. Tipoff is at 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on the American Sports Network.

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