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Duquesne Women’s Basketball Falls to George Mason, 61-44



After keeping things within striking distance for much of the game, Duquesne women’s basketball (11-4, 1-2) were outscored 17-8 in the fourth quarter en route to a 61-45 loss to George Mason (9-7, 2-1).

Things started strong for Duquense as they got off to a 9-2 lead within the game’s first four minutes, however George Mason would go on a 9-1 run to take a 12-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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George Mason didn’t relinquish the lead once they took it. They would go on to score the first six points of the second quarter and go up 18-10. Eventually that lead would extend to as much as 17 points midway through the third quarter.

Duquense would go on a 15-1 run to pull back within three points at 39-36 and only trail by seven at the end of the quarter. However, as stated above, George Mason controlled the tempo in the fourth and finished with the 61-45 win.

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It was a rough night shooting for both teams as they combined for 37-for-113 (32.7%) from the field and 13-for-54 (24.1%) from three-point range. Duquesne especially struggled, as they went 15-for-53 (28.3%) from the field and 6-for-23 (26.1%) from three-point range.

Duquesne was led in scoring by Nealle Bernard (15) who was joined in double-digits by Tess Myers (11). Megan McConnell had another double-digit rebound night with 12.

Duquesne will look to rebound in A-10 play against St. Bonaventure (3-15, 0-3) this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

St Joe’s or George Mason? I’m confused.

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