The game was a series of runs, with the Mountaineers sprinting out to an early double digit lead. However, the Dukes clawed back into the contest, cutting the West Virginia lead to two points before trialing by five at the break.
The Dukes continued their push in the second half, and fought back to take a one point lead midway through the period, but the Mountaineers responded with another spurt to put the game away.
In addition to Paige's scoring outburst, WVU's big advantage came from three point range. While the Mountaineers outgoaled Duquesne by just two (11-9), WVU made their shots in just 22 attempts, while the Dukes required 31 shots for their nine hits.
WVU has a nine day break before facing Missouri-Kansas City at the coliseum on December 30th. That game will be part of the doubleheader as the men's squad faces Howard later that evening.