Dominating Dukes cruise against Morehead State

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For the first time in almost 19 years, a triple-double appeared on the Duquesne side of the stat sheet.

Orsi Szecsi posted 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists Sunday in the Dukes' 83-35 victory against Morehead State at Johnson Arena in Morehead, Ky.

Szecsi, a senior forward from Budapest, Hungary, was one of a host of Dukes (4-2) who excelled in the victory against the Eagles (4-3).

Jose-Ann Johnson notched her first double-double and set career highs with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Raegan Moore made 8 of 13 shots, including 4 of 6 3-pointers, on her way to a game-high 21 points.

"I am very pleased with how Orsi and Jose-Ann played," Duquesne coach Dan Burt said. "We established an inside game early and that help set the pace of the game."

The Dukes dominated in every aspect, not just the inside game and tempo, but Morehead State entered having won its past two contests and averaging 68 points on the season.

Even early on, though, the Eagles were no match for Duquesne, which captured its second consecutive victory.

In the first 2:25, Duquesne jumped to a 12-0 lead, which expanded throughout the game. By halftime, it ballooned to a 44-12 advantage and peaked at 51 points twice in the second half.

Morehead State connected on just 4 of 26 first-half shots, while Duquesne made 18 of 35. The game finished with the visitors (55 percent) vastly outshooting the hosts (24 percent). The mismatch is reflected in Duquesne's 46-16 edge in points in the paint.

No Eagles player reached double figures in what became Duquesne's biggest win since a 100-42 drubbing of Niagara Nov. 28, 2008.

The Eagles managed just 27 rebounds, while the Dukes grabbed 43, led by Szecsi's 12.

The previous Dukes triple-double occurred Dec. 8, 1994, when Korie Hlede had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 96-64 win against Cleveland State.

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