WVU women beat Duquesne for 10th straight win
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The West Virginia women's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak against Duquesne and pushed its overall winning streak to 10 games with an 88-80 win at Palumbo Center on Saturday.
Four Mountaineers scored in double digits, led by senior center Asya Bussie with 17 points and 11 rebounds. It was Bussie's 10th double-double and third this season. Averee Fields had 15 points, followed by Taylor Palmer with 11 and Linda Stepney with 10.
It feels great,” Bussie said of West Virginia's victory. “We needed this win.We definitely couldn't lose three years in a row.
“We'll be able to have a nice break, and Coach (Mike) Carey can relax during the break.”
Sophomore point guard April Robinson led Duquesne with a career-high 20 points, while Butler native Olivia Bresnahan had 19 off the bench in her first game since the 2011-12 season after transferring from Florida State. Wumi Agunbiade scored 17 points and had eight rebounds, and Raegan Moore added 11 points.
After leading 38-30 at halftime, West Virginia controlled the first eight minutes of the second half and led by as many as 26 with 14:11 to play.
Duquesne closed the gap to seven with just more than three minutes remaining, and Bresnahan hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to make it 83-77, but the Dukes could not complete the comeback. They lost for just the second time in eight games.
“We certainly put up a valiant effort in the last 10 minutes of the game,” said Duquesne coach Dan Burt. “We came out in the second and, frankly, they punched us in the face, and we did not answer as quick as we needed to.
“That's how you get yourself down 26. And you can't get down to a team of West Virginia's caliber, player-wise and coaching-wise, and expect to come back.”
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