Duquesne's 105-76 Win Sweeps Sunday Games

The downside for the Dukes, 3-point shooting. But a lot of positives, Duquesne (3-0) got their second win of the day, a 105-76 victory over Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario. Duquesne returns to the same court for their final game of this trek, Monday noon against the University of Waterloo.

Note: Stats are unofficial

Junior Kojo Mensah had his second straight 20-point game, pacing the Dukes with 23 points. Classmate Shawn James scored 14 and had eight blocks. Sophomore walk-on Jimmy Sherwood had 16 points, senior Gary Tucker 13 and senior Kieron Achara and freshman David Theis, whose second half three-point field goal was Duquesne's first of the game, each added 10 points.

The Dukes hit 3-of-25 attempts behind the arc in Sunday's morning game, a 107-85 win at Ryerson University. In the nightcap (is this baseball, a day-night doubleheader?), the Dukes had an 0-fer in the first half and made three treys in the game. Six for the day matched DU's total (6-17) Friday night.

Sheridan kept close to the Dukes through most of the first half. No quick X-0 lead in this one. Shane Reese's trey made it 3-0. Phillip Fayne cut the edge to 3-2. There were two ties and nine lead changes in the first. The last change was when DU went up 25-24 and closed the period with a 20-8 run for a 44-32 lead at the break.

Sheridan cut the margin to seven points, 48-41, at the start of period number two. DU answered with a 15-4 run that put the visitors up 61-45.The Red and Blue extended the lead to as many as 32.

Coach Ron Everhart again used the two-shift approach for most of the game. Freshman Lucas Newton and sophomore Stephen Wood were inserted when the lead was 96-68. Wood, at 6-foot-4, the quintet's tallest player.

All 12 players hit the scoreboard. The last slot was filled when Newtown made a three in the final minute.

Sheridan was led by Shane Cox with 20 points. The Bruins were 12-3 last season, second place in the OCAA central division. Sheridan Institue of Technology's (the official name) top two scorers, who were on the court tonight, received post-season honors from the conference. Maurice (Moose) Smith (16.9 ppg) was named to the All-OCAA central division first team. Dwight Taylor (13.9) was a second teamer.

Notes:

  • Sheridan honored Sam Ashaolu before the start of play.
  • The game was played with a 30-second clock, two referrees and two 20-minute halves.
  • Theis and Jason Duty fouled out; the second time today for the sophomore walk-on.
  • Following the Waterloo game (on the puns that may come), the Dukes will have played four games in about 46 hours.
  • The Bruins have a 367-138 record under fourteen-year head coach Jim Flack.
  • Sheridan won four of five Ontario College Athletic Association Championships (OCAA) in the late 90s.
  • Monday's game will again be broadcast over the internet. Hear Ray Goss and George Von Benko on RedZoneMedia.com.
  • Virginia Tech's official name is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

A special thanks to IronDukes07 for his great research

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