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UAlbany vs. Duquesne: Dukes bounce Danes

UAlbany vs. Duquesne: Dukes bounce Danes

Despite a big comeback in the second half, the University at Albany basketball team lost its second

Despite a big comeback in the second half, the University at Albany basketball team lost its second straight game Wednesday night.

Ovie Soko had 23 points, including his team’s first nine, to go along with 13 rebounds and five assists, as Duquesne held off UAlbany, 70-59.

In a low-scoring first half, Duquesne (2-2) took a 30-16 lead into halftime thanks in large part to 13 turnovers and 5-for-20 shooting by the Great Danes (2-2). UAlbany got back into the game in the second half with a 32-16 run in the first 10 minutes of the half to take a 48-46 lead. The Great Danes shot 17-for-31 in second half. The game was back-and-forth until the final four minutes, when Duquesne went on a 12-1 run to seal the win.

Tra’Vaughn White had 15 for the Dukes and Jeremiah Jones had 10.

Sophomore guard Peter Hooley scored 21 points, and senior Gary Johnson had 12 for UAlbany.

UALBANY (59)

S. Rowley 2-8 0-0 4, Johnson 5-6 2-3 12, Puk 1-2 0-0 2, Evans 3-9 1-3 8, Hooley 8-16 2-3 21, Odunsi 0-1 0-0 0, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0, Haas 0-2 2-2 2, M. Rowley 0-0 2-2 2, Devlin 3-5 2-4 8, Wiegmann 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 22-51 11-19 59.

DUQUESNE (70)

Soko 9-18 2-2 23, McKoy 1-4 0-0 2, Colter 2-5 2-3 8, Mason 1-2 0-0 3, Jere. Jones 4-7 1-2 10, White 5-10 5-6 15, Jerr. Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Ridenour 1-3 2-2 4, Gill 1-4 0-0 3, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 12-15 70.

Halftime—Duquesne, 30-16. Three-point goals—UAlbany 4-14 (Hooley 3-6, Evans 1-5, Wiegmann 0-1, Haas 0-2), Duquesne 8-19 (Soko 3-3, Colter 2-5, Jere. Jones 1-2, Mason 1-2, Gill 1-4, White 0-1, Ridenour 0-1, Jerr. Jones 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—UAlbany 35 (S. Rowley 10), Duquesne 33 (Soko 13). Assists—UAlbany 12 (Evans, Hooley 3), Duquesne 16 (Soko, White 5). Total fouls—UAlbany 18, Duquesne 18. A—1,991.

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