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Duquesne WBB Used A Historic-Shooting Night To Beat St. Bonaventure On The Road, 94-62



On Wednesday evening, the Duquesne Women’s Basketball team gained its second road victory of the year in A-10 play as the Dukes defeated St. Bonaventure 94-62.

Duquesne (16-10, 6-7 A-10) was led by Amaya Hamilton’s game-high 22 points. Hamilton shot 9-for-17 from the field and made four 3-pointers while adding a team-high 9 rebounds. Tess Myers scored 15 points on 5 threes. Myers is now one made 3-pointer away from moving into 5th place all-time in Duquesne’s history.

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Ayanna Townsend and Megan McConnell added 13 points each. McConnell added eight assists and seven rebounds. Naelle Bernard scored 18 points off of the bench for the Dukes and shot 6-of-8 from three. 

With the win, Duquesne improved to 15-0 when scoring at least 66 points and had five players finish with double-digit points.

The St. Bonaventure Boonies (5-24, 2-12 A-10) were led by Nikki Oppenheimer who scored a team-high 18 points. Breauna added 17 points in the loss for the Boonies.

The Dukes jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Ayanna Townsend opened the scoring with a pair of free throws. The Dukes used an opening 8-0 run to build an early lead. 

The Boonies’ Taylor Napper would score St. Bonaventure’s first basket to end the Dukes’ run. 

Duquesne started the game 4-for-4 from three including back-to-back threes by Megan McConnell. The Dukes made seven in the first quarter as a team. The Dukes only averaged seven-made threes per game entering the night. 

To open the second quarter, Bernard and Reilly Sunday would each hit threes to push the Dukes’ lead to 36-14. Duquesne extended the margin to 20 points just a few minutes later and then scoring would slow down.

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The Boonies managed to hold the Dukes scoreless for the next 3:23 but only managed to score on a pair of I’yanna Lops free throws during that gap.

The Dukes entered the break with a 50-26 lead and pushed it to a 30-point advantage early in the third quarter due to a 10-0 run that was highlighted by another Bernard three.

If anything went right for the Boonies, the Bonnies’ Nadechka Laccen hit a half-court shot to beat the third-quarter buzzer but ultimately trailed 72-45.

The Boonies’ offense was muffled by the Dukes once again as St. Bonaventure shot 36.5% in the loss. The Dukes never trailed in the game and held the lead for 38:49 of game time. Duquesne dominated the rebounding effort as they ended the game with a +17 advantage.

The Dukes set a record under head coach Dan Burt after making 20 threes, eclipsing the previous mark of 19 that was set at St. Bonaventure last year.

Duquesne has three games remaining before the A-10 Tournament begins on March 1. On Saturday, the Dukes will welcome Richmond for an afternoon showdown at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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