Duquesne Dukes Extend Home Win Streak To Seven


Deva’Nyar Workman drives to the basket during Saturday’s win against Davidson. Photo courtesy Stephen Pope

The Duquesne Dukes women’s basketball extended it home winning streak to seven games with an 83-47 victory against conference opponent Davidson.

The current home winning streak is the longest since the 2011-12 season.

More from Deva'Nyar Workman

“Today is a day where I am really happy with our performance on the offensive end,” coach Dan Burt said. “We shot the ball very well in the 1st half. We challenged the kids at halftime to really close out with high hands and not come flying out leaving our feet. We did a much better job of that in the 2nd half.”

Four Duquesne (12-8, 4-3 Atlantic 10) players scored in double figures led by guard Deva’Nyar Workman‘s 17 points and seven rebounds.

“Dev wants to start,” said Burt. “She’s trying to prove to me every time she goes in the game. She had 17 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes. I want to find more time for her.”

Guard April Robinson scored all 14 of her points in the first half and also contributed seven assists, one of which was the 300th of her career, while teammates Belma Nurkic and Olivia Bresnahan contributed 12 and 10 points respectively.

Davidson (5-12, 1-6 Atlantic 10) was led by forward Dakota Dukes who scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Forward Hannah Early added 10 points.

Duquesne started the game on a 15-4 run 4:29 in and further extended its lead to 26-13 when Workman got a steal and score.

The Dukes led 46-32 at halftime and shot 57.7 percent from the field in the first half which represents the third-best shooting half of their 2014-15 season.

Burt made some adjustments against Davidson in the first half, after it shot 53.6 percent from the field in the first half and the result was a 20.7 percent shooting clip for the final 20 minutes.

Duquesne scored the first seven points of the half, and later the Dukes would go on a 20-5 run that gave them a 78-47 lead.


Up next for Duquesne is a very important New York road trip as it faces St. Bonaventure Jan. 28 and then Fordham Jan. 31. St. Bonaventure may have the most premier big in the Atlantic 10 in Katie Healy while Fordham is the defending A-10 champion.

“These next two games are critical,” Burt said.

More from City of Champions