Duquesne women win sixth in a row
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Duquesne erased an 11-point deficit in the second half to pull out a 63-59 Atlantic 10 Conference victory against George Washington in double overtime Wednesday at Smith Center in Washington.
Wumi Agunbiade led all scorers with 22 points and tied the game high with 13 rebounds. Jocelyn Floyd scored 14 points and made four steals off the bench. Vanessa Abel added 12 points for the Dukes (17-3, 6-0).
The Colonials (8-12, 2-4) were led by Danni Jackson and Sara Mostafa with 17 points apiece and Tara Booker with 13 rebounds. Megan Nipe added 10 points .
The game, Duquesne's first to go double overtime since 2010, had nine ties and 12 lead changes.
Duquesne came out flat in the second half, missing its first 12 field goals. By then, George Washington had built a seven point lead with 16:15 to play. After two Nipe free throws at 12:09, the Colonials had their largest lead of the game, 41-30.
Duquesne would respond with a 16-2 run over the next six minutes to go up by 46-43 with 6:11 left. The Colonials would score the next five points to go up, 48-46, with 1:25 remaining in regulation.
With the score tied at 56-56 with two minutes left in the second overtime, Floyd's layup put Duquesne ahead for good. Jackson's jumper with six seconds left was the only field goal George Washington got down the stretch.
As a team, Duquesne only made 1 of 17 3-pointers for 5.9 percent -- both season lows.
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First Published January 31, 2013 12:01 am