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