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Record shooting from 3-point range propels Duquesne men past Delaware State

| Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Coach Keith Dambrot led Duquesne to its third consecutive victory Saturday afternoon.
Coach Keith Dambrot led Duquesne to its third consecutive victory Saturday afternoon.

Mike Lewis II scored 23 points with a career-high seven 3-pointers, Eric Williams Jr. added 22 points and Duquesne hit a school-record 18 3-pointers in beating Delaware State, 97-48, on Saturday to extend its winning streak to three.

The 49-point margin of victory was the largest by a Duquesne team since a school-record 129-59 win over Howard on Nov. 9. 2007, and it's the first time the Dukes held an opponent to under 50 points since a 67-45 win over St. Louis on Jan. 12, 2011.

Lewis and Rene Castro-Caneddy hit consecutive 3-pointers in the Dukes' opening 16-3 run, and Duquesne never trailed en route to a 53-16 halftime lead behind Williams' 16 points. Lewis hit three consecutive 3s early in the second half, and the Dukes led by as many as 50.

Castro-Caneddy scored 12 points and had a career-high 10 assists for Duquesne (5-3), which made 25 assists in scoring 33 of 68 field goals (48.5 percent). Tarin Smith had a career-high six assists, and Williams had nine rebounds and three steals. It was Lewis' fourth 20-point game of the season and the 13th of his career.

The Dukes scored 27 points on 18 Hornets turnovers and outscored them 21-12 on fast breaks.

Artem Tavakalyan scored 13 points to lead the the Hornets (2-10), who have lost five in a row.

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