Duquesne women fall short in quarterfinals

March 4, 2012 12:00 am

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Temple's Shey Peddy, the Atlantic 10 player of the year, scored 26 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Owls to a 64-55 victory against Duquesne in the A-10 tournament quarterfinals Saturday at Saint Joseph's Hagen Arena in Philadelphia.

Wumi Agunbiade led the Dukes (20-11) with 21 points, and Orsi Szecsi had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Dukes led, 25-24, at halftime, but turnovers kept the Owls in the game -- Duquesne turned the ball over 19 times overall, compared to Temple's 15 turnovers.

With 14:24 left, the Dukes held their largest lead, 39-31, but went without a field goal for more than 13 minutes after that. Peddy made all eight of her free throws in the final minute to seal the win for Temple. The Owls will take on the winner of the Dayton-Saint Louis quarterfinal matchup at 2:30 today.

Other games

• St. Bonaventure 68, La Salle 53: Megan Van Tatenhove led five players in double figures with 13 points and St. Bonaventure pulled away in the second half, beating La Salle (14-17) in the quarterfinals. Jessica Jenkins and Armelia Horton each scored 11 points for the Bonnies (28-2), who advance to the conference semifinals for the first time in program history. They will play Saint Joseph's at noon today.

• Saint Joseph's 69, Richmond 57: No. 5 seed Saint Joseph's upset No. 4 seed Richmond behind a game-high 20 points from Michelle Baker. Junior Ashley Prim added 15 points. The Spiders were led by 17 points from Genevive Okoro. Rachel Bilney and Becca Wan added another 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Richmond.

First Published 2012-03-03 23:24:35

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