Duquesne's women lost the first game of their final homestand of the season, falling, 72-43, to Temple (23-5, 13-0) at the Palumbo Center last night.
The Lady Dukes (7-19, 2-11) lost their 10th game in a row and shot only 25 percent (14 of 55) from the field, but trailed by only 28-21 at the half.
Temple pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Dukes, 44-22. The Owls shot 56 percent from the field.
Temple was led by Ashley Morris with 14 points. Kamesha Hairston added 12 points, and Jasmine Stone had 12 rebounds for the Owls.
Temple outrebounded the Dukes, 50-19.
Jocelyn Chandler was the only player in double figures for Duquesne with 13 points. Kristi Little added eight.
The Owls, on an eight-game winning streak, will finish the season tomorrow against No. 9 George Washington to determine the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship.
District women highlights
Westminster (22-5) set a school record for wins as it defeated Washington & Jefferson (20-7) in the semifinals of the Presidents' Athletic Conference. Desiree Sterling led all scorers with 16 points and had nine rebounds for the host Titans. ... Allegheny College (19-7) advanced to the championship game of the North Coast Athletic Conference for the first time in school history by upsetting second-seeded Wittenberg (15-11), 54-49 in Granville, Ohio. Jennifer Latronica scored a game-high 17 points for the Gators. ... Top seeded College of Notre Dame (17-6) held host Chatham College (8-18) to six points in the final seven minutes to secure for a 46-44 win in the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference championship tournament.
Women's Top 25
Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Jessica Adair each scored 16 points to lead host No. 9 George Washington (24-2, 13-0) to its 17th consecutive victory, 87-60, against Saint Joseph's (15-12, 7-6) in an Atlantic 10 matchup.