PITTSBURGH -– Playing without Tavian Dunn-Martin, Michael Hughes and Eric Williams, Jr. posed no problem for the Duquesne men’s basketball team which handled one-win Maryland Eastern Shore by a 72-57 count Thursday night at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Duquesne’s win improves its record to 7-2 on the season, with all seven wins coming in the friendly confines.
Lamar Norman, Jr. led Duquesne with 18 points and nine rebounds, while freshman guard Sincere Carry scored 12 points and added seven assists to one turnover. Frankie Hughes had 12 points and Marcus Weathers had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, his first in a Duquesne uniform.
After a slow start for both teams, Duquesne was able to continuously substitute fresh bodies into the game and led, 38-16, before ultimately settling for a 15-point advantage after conceding some late baskets.
Duquesne was without Tavian Dunn-Martin and Eric Williams Jr in the first half, though both entered the fray early on in the second half.
In total, 14 Dukes saw the floor including walk-ons Caleb Davis and Zach Snyder. A total of 10 players scored and 10 grabbed at least one rebound.
Duquesne will continue its homestand Sunday as part of a doubleheader, facing Maine with the tipoff for that game commencing at noon.