PITTSBURGH — The Duquesne women’s basketball team played its second consecutive home game, this time against an Eastern Tennessee State foe that bested the Red and Blue last season.
There would not be a repeat performance on Sunday as Duquesne beat ETSU by a score of 66-58.
Senior guard Chassidy Omogrosso led all scorers with 23 points, with 20 of them coming in the first half. Senior forward Kadri-Ann Lass also contributed towards the Duquesne cause with her 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The game had a back-and-forth nature to it with six total lead changes. Duquesne trailed by three points after the first quarter, taking nine shots from 3-point range in the first quarter and five shots from inside the arc.
It was a 54.5-percent shooting clip in the second quarter that allowed Duquesne to lead by five points and then a brief run pushed the Dukes lead to 11, its largest of the afternoon.
ETSU was not to be denied and cut the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter before some untimely turnovers and Duquesne plays down the stretch allowed the home team to emerge victorious.
Duquesne will next travel to Florida for the St. Pete Shootout, where they will face Syracuse on Friday and Liberty on Saturday. Both games will be played at Eckerd College.
— Duquesne Women's Basketball (@DuqWBB) December 16, 2018