Dukes Open Preseason With 71-42 Win Over IUP

PITTSBURGH - The Duquesne women's basketball team opened its exhibition season with a 71-42 over IUP on Sunday afternoon. Junior Samantha Pollino led all scorers with 13 points.

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Sophomore Alex Gensler added 12 points and seniors Keri Pryor and Rachel Frederick chipped in 10 each as the Dukes saw 10 difference players register field goals.

Newcomer junior Diana Voynova led DU with five rebounds and freshman Jocelyn Floyd had a game-high five steals.

Eryn Withers led IUP with nine points and Hilary Shope recorded a game-best six rebounds.

The first half started out slow, with the Crimson Hawks leading 8-4 at the game's first media timeout. Back-to-back hoops from Kelly Britcher and Gensler would tie the contest and begin an 18-10 run for the Dukes who would not trail the rest of the game.

A jumper from Floyd midway through the second half gave DU a 52-31 advantage. IUP would get no closer than 20 points the rest of game as the Dukes forced 28 Crimson Hawks turnovers.

DU closes out its exhibition schedule on Friday night when they host West Liberty State at 7:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • The Crimson Hawks are the three-time defending Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions and 2009 Division II Tournament regional semifinalists
  • Duquesne score 35 points off turnovers to IUP's seven
  • The Dukes outscored the Crimson Hawks 32-14 in the paint
  • Jaclyn Babe had a team-high five assists