Fordham was led by Megan Mahoney's game-best 21 points. Kristina Bell scored 14 points and Takita Earl grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Annie Zopf, daughter of Duquesne All-American Billy Zopf, dished out three assists, just under half of the teams' seven, and had four steals.
Zopf hit Mahoney for a fastbreak layup and the Rams only lead of 3-2 with 16:57 on the first half clock. Kristi Little's trey 18 seconds later put the Dukes up 5-3, a lead the Red and Blue wouldn't surrender through the remaining 36 minutes.
FU got within three at 19-16 on a layup by Kristina Bell with 5:23 to go before the break. Pryor's put back at 4:43 returned the edge to five and started an 11-2 run for a 30-18 halftime lead.
Six straight points by Duquesne opened the second half and set the tone for the rest of the game. Pollino's trey at 9:59 put the Dukes ahead 46-25. Her layup got the score to 60-36, the Dukes' largest lead of 24, with 135 seconds to go. A pair of free throws by Amanda Peck with 10 seconds left returned the margin to 24 for the final score of 66-42.
Fordham is 0-20 in Coach Cathy Andruzzi's second season and 0-5 in league play. Andruzzi and her 1972-73, 22-5, no. 2 in the nation Queens College teammates were the first women's team to be inducted into New York City's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.
In the Dukes' previous game this week, a 68-55 loss to Xavier (13-6, 3-1 A10), Little scored 25 points, with three rebounds, three assists and four steals. Her stats in these pair of games: 37 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.
Just in case the Atlantic 10 doesn't give a Player of the Week honor tomorrow, we at DuquesneSports give Ms. Little, who has been the backbone and leader of Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio's team all season, our first-ever "You Da Player" award.
The Dukes conclude this two-game road trip at St. Bonaventure (14-6, 2-3) on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. on the Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center.