Duquesne Dukes Lose Road Contest To George Washington


Duquesne Dukes senior forward Stasia King scored a career high 13 points however the team lost 83-56 to George Washington. Photo courtesy Stephen Pope

The Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball lost an 83-56 road contest Wednesday to RV/#24 George Washington.

The Dukes (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic 10) were led by senior forward Stasia King who scored a career high 13 points, making a career high five field goals and grabbing eight rebounds all in 22 minutes off the bench. Junior April Robinson added 12 points while senior center Jose-Ann Johnson contributed 10 points.

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George Washington (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) had forward Jonquel Jones score 22 points on 9-14 shooting from the field and grabbing 17 rebounds. Guard Hannah Schaible added 13 points.

“Our shooting woes continued tonight and it caught up with us,” coach Dan Burt said. “Our players are disappointed. All of us are disappointed, and we expected to play better. George Washington took us out early with their press and their ability to make shots.”

The Dukes shot 32.8 percent from the field while the Colonials countered with a 48.6 shooting percentage. Duquesne also had a season low with 20 first half points while George Washington made 34 field goals in the contest which was the most allowed by the Dukes this season. George Washington also enjoyed a 40-24 advantage with points in the paint, 22-13 in points off turnovers, 21-10 in second chance points and 29-19 in bench points. Duquesne never led in this contest.

Duquesne also missed its first 10 three point shot attempts from the field. It was not until Robinson converted one with 5:50 to play in the second half that the Dukes got on the board from downtown.

George Washington opened by scoring the opening six points of the contest. Though the Dukes would cut the deficit to 12-8, the Colonials would go on a 15-2 run in the next 2:55 opening the lead to 27-10. At halftime the Dukes trailed 41-20.

George Washington continued to stretch its lead in the second half carrying a 32 point lead with 4:26 to play. The Colonials would hold at least a 20 point advantage for all but 30 seconds of the second half.


Duquesne’s next contest is at home Saturday against Davidson. The opening tip for this contest has been changed from 2 pm to 1 pm. Davidson currently is 5-14 overall and 1-5 in the A-10.

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