Duquesne Dukes Lose Road Test At Green Bay


The Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball team lost at Green Bay Saturday and is now 0-3 on the season. Photo courtesy: Jason Cohn

GREEN BAY, Wisc. – The Duquesne women’s basketball team fell at Green Bay 84-52 on Saturday afternoon. The game was streamed nationally on ESPN3.

Duquesne was led by Olivia Bresnahan who scored 14 points. Jose-Ann Johnson added 11 and April Robinson 10 for Duquesne who falls to 0-3 on the season. Amadea Szamosi pulled down eight rebounds, all in the 1st half.

Green Bay’s Tesha Buck scored a game-and-career-high 24 points.

The Dukes started out slow, making only 2-of-11 shots heading into the under 16 media timeout, trailing 7-4. Green Bay would build a nine point lead at 17-8 on Allie LeClaire’s layup with 12:49 remaining in the half. Duquesne would respond by scoring the next six points to cut the deficit to three points at 17-14 with 11:05 left. The Phoenix would hold the Dukes to a pair of field goals over the next eight minutes. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Buck and Jessica Lindstrom made the score 31-18 and gave Green Bay its largest lead of the half at 13 points at the 3:08 mark. Megan Lukan’s free throws closed out the 1st half scoring with the Phoenix leading 35-24.

The 2nd half started with a 9-0 run by the Phoenix. A Buck 3-pointer gave Green Bay a 20 point lead at 44-24. The Dukes did not get their first field of the 2nd half until Robinson’s jumper at the 15:48 mark which got Duquesne within 15 points at 44-29. This would be as close as Duquesne would get. Green Bay’s lead would get a high as 33 points two times, the later with 3:47 left on an Allie Good layup that made the score 76-43.

For the game, Duquesne shot 38 percent (19-50) and 20 percent from 3-point range (3-15). Green Bay made more than half of their attempts, 51 percent (29-57) and knocked down 57 percent of their 3-point attempts (12-21). The Dukes won the boards, out rebounding the Phoenix 35-29. Duquesne committed 24 turnovers to Green Bay’s 13.

​After a day off, Duquesne will hit the road on Monday to Washington, D.C. to face Howard on Tuesday night. Tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m.