DAYTON — The Duquesne Women’s Basketball team was bested by Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Championship for a second consecutive season, this time by a 54-47 score in the quarterfinals played Friday night at Dayton’s UD Arena.
Duquesne (20-11) was led by senior forward Paige Cannon totaled 13 points and seven rebounds, while junior guard Amanda Kalin also added 13 points. All-Conference Second Team selection Libby Bazelak grabbed 11 rebounds, but was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.
Duquesne led for 2:23 of game action, all of which came in the second quarter.
“We’re incredibly proud of the year we had at Duquesne and we’re hoping it’s not over” Duquesne coach Dan Burt said. “I’m incredibly proud of our team and there are a lot of people that didn’t give these kids a chance. When you play a team that defends how Fordham does, you hope you make a few less mistakes than they do and a few more shots.”
Burt was joined by Cannon and Kalin after the game in a postgame press conference where the trio discussed how they fell short, expressed hope for a potential WNIT berth and also weighed in as to whether the season should be viewed as a success.