Duquesne Dukes Fall In Overtime


Duquesne Dukes guard Derrick Colter scored 17 points in a losing 100-97 overtime effort against St. Bonaventure. Photo courtesy Stephen Pope

The Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball team were unable to channel its momentum from the previous contest against VCU falling at home Thursday 100-97 to St. Bonaventure.

The 100 points allowed by the Dukes represent the most allowed in Jim Ferry‘s time as coach.

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Duquesne (6-11, 1-5 Atlantic 10) had six starters score in double figured led by guard Micah Mason (18 points/four assists). Other key contributors included Derrick Colter (17 points), TySean Powell (13 points/8 rebounds), L.G. Gill (13 points), Jordan Stevens (13 points) and Dominique McKoy (12 points/8 rebounds).

“I think we keep proving ourselves that we’re good enough to be winning these games, we just need to make that one more play to win them,” Ferry said.

St. Bonaventure (11-6, 4-2 Atlantic 10) was led by guard Marcus Posley who scored 36 points which is the most in Atlantic 10 play this season including 12 in the final 2:35 of regulation. Center Youssou Ndoye added a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. None of his points came until the second half. Guard Jalen Adams scored 15 points and set a program record with 14 assists.

The first half ended favorably for Duquesne which went on a 26-10 run to take a 51-39 lead.

Mason ensured the Dukes continued to hold a double digit draining a three to give Duquesne a 15 point lead. The Dukes led by double digits for the majority of the second half until Mosley converted a three point shot with 2:35 remaining to cut the lead to 89-81.

The Bonnies tied the score when Mosley made a three with six seconds remaining to force overtime.

In the overtime period, both teams traded the lead however with 41 seconds remaining, the Dukes led 97-96. Adams would made a jump shot and two free throws however to give St. Bonaventure the game.


Duquesne will next travel Saturday to George Washington for a contest set to start at 2 pm.

Of note: This was Duquesne’s first overtime contest since an 89-87 loss to Charlotte on March 6, 2013.

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