Duquesne defeats Towson, 80-76

State women

College basketball

November 26, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Duquesne women's basketball team - led by Kristi Little with 15 points and 11 rebounds - shot 62.1 percent from the field in the first half to spark an 80-76 victory over visiting Towson yesterday.

The Dukes (3-2) have won two straight, and the loss ended the Tigers' six-game nonconference winning streak, which dated to an 83-66 victory over Norfolk State last year.

Shanae Baker-Brice led five players in double figures with 20 points and 10 assists for the Tigers (2-1).

Haliena Snowden (Seton Keough) scored a career-high 13 points, making six of eight shots from the field and grabbing five rebounds. Holly Mahan recorded the fifth double double of her career (11 points, 13 rebounds).

Pennsylvania 70, Loyola 57 -- Candice Walker had a career-high 16 points in a losing effort for the visiting Greyhounds (2-3). Loyola shot 30.2 percent from the field. The Quakers (2-3) shot 45.3 percent, led by Carrie Biemer with 12 points and Katarina Lackner with 11. "Their post players did a good job offensively," Loyola coach Joe Logan said. "We have to improve our post defense, but I was glad that we showed a lot of fight in the last part of the second half. I thought that we really showed a lot of fight, but we can't get ourselves into those situations."

Trinity 98, College of Notre Dame 51 -- Sasha Matthew had a team-high 17 points in a losing effort for the Gators (2-3) at the Thanksgiving Classic Tournament in San Antonio, Texas. The host Tigers (4-1) shot 52.2 percent from the field and held Notre Dame to 29.7 percent shooting.

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