Women's Basketball Falls At Duquesne, 46-42
Feb. 8, 2004
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Massachusetts women's basketball team (5-16, 1-9 Atlantic 10) fell to Atlantic 10 foe Duquesne, 46-42, at the A.J. Palumbo Center this afternoon. Junior forward Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago) led the Minutewomen with a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 18 boards.
Aiga Bautre led the Dukes with 18 points. She went 7-10 from the field, including 4-7 from behind the three-point line. Atlantic 10 leading scorer Candace Futrell added 14 points on the day to go along with her eight rebounds, and sophomore forward Nicole Sinclair chipped in with seven points and a team high nine rebounds. Maria Stankevich had a team and game high four blocks. All seven UMass players that got into the game grabbed at least two rebounds. This was the 12th time this season that UMass has out-rebounded their opposition, yet their record in those games stands at 2-10.
The game was epitomized by aggressive defensive play resulting in bodies on the floor throughout the day. Duquesne was held scoreless for a six minute and seven second stretch in the first half when they were up 13-8. But Massachusetts was only able to score two points during that time. UMass shot 30% (20-66) on the day, while Duquesne shot 32% (17-54) for the afternoon.
The Minutewomen hope to end their skid on Friday, Feb. 13, as they travel to Fordham to face the Rams in another Atlantic 10 contest.