Duquesne Women come up short in loss to Green Bay


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In a game dominated by foul trouble, #28 Green Bay finished the game on a 27-8 streak, coming back from a 52-41 deficit to win 68-60.  The Dukes didn’t shoot well down the stretch despite getting some good looks, leaving a few shots just short.

The good:

Raegan Moore’s performance.  Despite her poor outside shooting (1-6 from three), Raegan played a terrific all-around game.  She took excellent care of the ball, played overall decent on the ball defense (I only noticed one lapse), and saved what I expected would be a turnover or two for the Dukes.

Getting Green Bay into foul trouble.  Megan Lukan, the only returning starter for Green Bay, was in foul trouble all day long.  She finished playing only 25 minutes and was a non-factor for 20 of her 25 minutes.

Angela Heintz off the bench.  I thought she played extremely well off the bench.  If she can provide that type of effort and be one of the few players to look for a shot off the dribble-drive, she’ll continue to play at least 20 minutes a game if she can start finishing.

Overall defense.  I thought the Dukes played excellent defense overall, limiting Green Bay’s overall shot selection to much later and much worse shots than Green Bay is used to getting.

The bad:

Duquesne’s foul trouble.  When four starters foul out, it’s not often that a team can defeat another top 50 team.

Orsi’s overall day.  Her defense didn’t look up to par for what I was used to, and her shot was off.  To have the player that should be the second best player on a team not get a field goal normally spells trouble.

Center play.  I thought Jose-Ann struggled yesterday, and Stasia King was virtually invisible off the bench.  The Dukes will need better inside play outside of just Wumi Agunbiade to get quality wins.

Which brings me to Kyasia Duling.  With the bigs struggling, I figured she’d be in for more than four minutes off the bench.  It spells trouble if that’s all she could get.

April Robinson again not valuing the ball in a defensive game.  Her last turnover was dagger for Duquesne, but she simply has to take better care of the ball.

The next game for the Dukes is Wednesday home to Buffalo.  It will be an 11:00 AM tipoff.

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