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Duquesne women improve to 5-1

| Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

The Duquesne women's basketball team never trailed Saturday in an 83-60 victory over Ohio at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

Four players scored in double-figures for the Dukes, including senior guard Alex Gensler, who scored a game-high 22 points and accounted for four of Duquesne's five field goals from beyond the 3-point line. Sophomore forward Wumi Agunbiade added 15 points and 16 rebounds. Sophomore forward Orsi Szecsi had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and senior point guard Vanessa Abel had 15 points and five assists.

The Dukes (5-1) also outrebounded their opponent for the first time this year, 47-33.

"It was a good win, no doubt," coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. "When I look at the stat sheet, the one thing that stands out to me is rebounding margin because that's an area where we've struggled. I challenged the team in the locker room before the game. It's something we needed to draw attention to, something we need to continue to work on and where we need to get better. I was proud of the way our players responded to the challenge."

Ohio (3-3) pulled within six points with seven minutes to play in the first half, but Gensler hit a 3-pointer. Jocelyn Floyd then stole the ball and passed to Abel for a jump shot, sparking a 9-0 run. The Dukes ended the first half leading, 40-25.

This was the second of six consecutive home games for the Dukes.

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