Duquesne falls to George Washington

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Duquesne was hoping to rebound from a losing streak at home tonight against George Washington but the Dukes couldn't get it done -- mostly because they couldn't rebound.

The Colonials, who enjoyed a visible size advantage over the Dukes, pummeled Duquesne on the glass and as a result pummeled them on the scoreboard as well to the tune of a 79-57 win at the Palumbo Center.

It was the tenth loss in a row for Duquesne (7-15, 0-8 in the Atlantic 10) overall, the Dukes fourth consecutive home loss and eighth consecutive conference loss.

The Colonials outrebounded the Dukes, 47-27, and that led to a huge -- 44-14 -- edge for George Washington in points in the paint.

Duquesne looked like they were going to change their fortunes early as the Dukes jumped out to a 6-0 lead but it was pretty much all downhill from there as George Washington took control of the game with a 21-3 run over the next seven minutes.

Duquesne managed to get back to within single digits several times in the first half but the Colonials ability to stop runs with offensive rebounds and baskets in the paint made it difficult for the Dukes to get any closer.

George Washington led by ten at the half and the Dukes never got any closer throughout the entire second half. The Colonials used an 18-8 run midway through the second half to push the lead to more than 20.

Freshman Derrick Colter led Duquesne with 18 points and six assists while Jeremiah Jones added 14.

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Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1720


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