The Duquesne women (26-4) defeated Fordham (14-17) 70-65 tonight in the last quarterfinal of the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship in Richmond, Virginia.
Senior guard Deva’Nyar Workman led the Dukes in scoring 20 points and pulling down 17 rebounds. Freshman forward Kadri-Ann Lass added 16, senior guard April Robinson contributed 14 and junior forward Amadea Szamosi added 10 to complete the Dukes in double figures.
Senior forward Samantha Clark led Fordham with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Duquesne jumped out to an early 18-8 lead before Fordham shot 73 percent from the field in the third period to take a 51-50 lead. The Dukes responded with shooting 50 percent from the field in the final quarter to take control of the game.
“That’s March,” head coach Dan Burt said. “I expected nothing less from that game. “April and Dev willed us to victory, along with our starting five and everyone who played. The most important number now is one. Now it’s all about facing Saint Louis tomorrow.”
Duquesne advances to the Championship semifinals to face #2 Saint Louis tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
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