Shauntesha Bryant (pictured) with a career-high 15 points in the loss against Duquesne
Dec. 10, 2015

Box Score

PITTSBURGH – After coming off a big road victory against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe North Carolina A&T, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Women’s Basketball team faced another challenge against the high-powered Duquesne Dukes. In their first meeting, the Lady Hawks were unable to slow down Duquesne as they fell, 95-59, inside the A.J. Palumbo Center.

With the setback, UMES dropped to 3-6 while the Dukes moved to 8-1 on the season.

Coach Fred Batchelor played all 12 Lady Hawks in uniform, looking for the right combination to keep up with Duquesne. Sophomore forward Shauntesha Bryant (Syracuse, N.Y.) was the lone Hawk in double-figures, posting a career-high 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Guard Moengaroa Subritzky (Auckland, New Zealand) had a game-high eight boards and seven points in the loss.

Within the first 20 seconds after intermission, freshman guard Ciani Byrom (Winston-Salem, N.C.) nailed a long ball to jump start UMES’ offense, 54-35. At the 7:56 mark, Bryant made a three-pointer and trimmed the margin down to 19 points, 59-40. For the reminder of the quarter, the Dukes outscored Maryland Eastern Shore, 21-4, and took a commanding lead into the fourth, 70-44.



Pennsylvania native Briana Sye (Harrisburg) recorded the first three points for the Lady Hawks in the final quarter, but Duquesne did not let up. In the fourth quarter alone, UMES was outscored 25-15; thus, falling to the Dukes, 96-59.

For the Dukes, they shot nearly 54-percent (36-of-67) from the floor and almost 87-percent (14-of-16) from the charity stripe. Additionally, Duquesne’s ability to share the rock was the biggest difference as they collected 29 dimes total. Five Dukes reached double-figures, led by Chassid Omogrosso and April Robinson each finishing with a game-high 17 points.

Forward Alexis Udoji (Randolph, Mass.) gave UMES the early lead in the opening minutes, but it was short-lived as Duquesne registered 12 unanswered points. Senior guard TeAmber Burke (Washington, N.C) made a long ball and cut the deficit back to single-digits, 12-5, but the Dukes kept the pressure on. With three minutes left in the first, Subritzky nailed a jumper and sliced the margin down to five points, 17-12, but Duquesne closed out the period on a 10-3 run to take a double-digit advantage, 27-15.

Midway through the second, Duquesne’s Amadea Szamosi made a layup and extended the margin to 20 points, 42-22. The scoring frenzy continued as the Dukes ballooned their advantage to 28 points, 52-24, with more than two minutes left before intermission. UMES battled back as a pair of Bryant long balls and two freebies from senior forward Taylor Thompson (Chapel Hill, N.C.) built momentum going into halftime, 54-32.

On Sunday (Dec. 13), the Lady Hawks encounter another Atlantic 10 opponent as they face Virginia Commonwealth. The contest concludes UMES’ four-game road swing. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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