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Video: Duquesne WBB Falls in A-10 Quarterfinals



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.

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Duquesne led for 2:23 of game action, all of which came in the second quarter.

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“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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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