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Another Slow Start Sinks Dukes at Texas

Another Slow Start Sinks Dukes at Texas

Through two games, the first quarter has been a trouble spot for the Duquesne women’s basketball team.

After conceding a 10-0 run to start their season at TCU on Tuesday, it was the end of the first quarter that hurt the Dukes on Thursday at Texas.

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The Longhorns finished the first period on a 14-2 run, opening up a 17-point lead, and never looked back, rolling to a 78-41 victory.

Also similarly to the season opener, Duquesne suffered from a night of cold shooting from its senior guards. Chassidy Omogrosso went 0-for-5 from the floor, Connor Richardson was 0-for-6 and as a team, the Dukes shot just 26.8 percent from the floor.

On the defensive side of the floor, the Longhorns had no trouble finding the basket, shooting 49.3 percent and also dropping 7 of 23 on 3-pointers. A 7 to 17 assist-to-turnover ratio for Duquesne didn’t help matters and Texas scored 21 points off turnovers.

Kadri-Ann Lass led the Dukes with 12 points (4 for 11) and also had four rebounds. Libby Bazelak had nine points (3 for 7). Laia Sole had four points and a team-high six rebounds.

Duquesne (0-2) will return home for the Dukes’ home opener on Monday, Dec. 12, when they will host Mount St. Mary’s at A.J. Palumbo Center. That game will have a 5 p.m. tip off and is part of a doubleheader with the men’s basketball team.

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