Score: Duquesne 65 - Western Carolina 50
Records: Western Carolina 2-4, Duquesne 4-2
Location: Hass Pavilion -- Berkeley, Calif.
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Western Carolina women's basketball had its two-game winning streak snapped with a 65-50 loss to Duquesne Friday in Hass Pavilion at the Cal Classic hosted by California Berkeley.
The Catamounts had a strong performance but couldn't overcome a third period in which WCU was outscored by the Dukes 13-8. In the fourth period, WCU didn't score for the first five minutes of the fourth period allowing with the Dukes 11 unanswered point, Freshman Tembre Moates ended the Catamount scoring drought with a lay-up with 5:35 left in the game.
Western Carolina did make a mini run late in the four period with a 5-0, run to cut the Dukes lead to 13, 63-50, with under a minute to play. The eleventh hour push was too little after the large lead by Duquesne.
Sophomore guard Raziyah Farrington led the Catamounts with 19 points, with 15 of her points scored in the first half. Junior forward Sherae Bonner ripped down 10 rebounds -- the second straight game she has had double figure rebounds.
Down by just five, 32-27, at the half, Western Carolina was out-scored by the Dukes 15-8 in the third period to set up the win for Duquesne.
- Farrington led WCU with 19 points.
- Bonner had 10 rebounds. - JonTay Mitchem had career-high 14 points - the fourth straight game she has scored in double figures.
- Duquesne's Chassidy Omogross led all scorers with 22 points.
Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina shot a frosty 29.8 percent from the field.
- The Catamounts had 18 turnovers which equated to 21 Dukes' points.
- Duquesne got 34 of its points inside the paint.
- Farrington (19) and Mitchem (14) combined for 33 of WCU's 50 points.
- Western Carolina actually hit more three pointers then Duquesne draining six to the Dukes' five. Farrington hit three of the six for WCU.
News & Notes
- For the second straight game, Bonner had double figure rebounds with 10 against Duquesne. She has 578 for her career and is just 22 away from entry into WCU's 500 rebound club.
- Tess Harris had her streak of hitting at least one three pointer, in the last four games, snapped after failing to hit a three-pointer against the Dukes.
- With 19 points against Duquesne, Farrington has scored 15 or more points in the last two games. The 19 points was also a season-high.
- Western Carolina had its two-game winning streak snapped with the loss to Duquesne.
Western Carolina will face San Francisco, at 3 p.m. eastern Saturday, in the consolation game of the Cal Classic, hosted by California Berkeley.
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