Women's Hoops Nabs Home Opener In 62-58 Win Over Duquesne

Nov. 30, 2004

Box Score

The Siena women's basketball team (2-3) opened up their home schedule with a 62-58 come-from-behind victory over the Duquesne Dukes (1-3) at the Alumni Recreation Center Tuesday evening.

Despite trailing by double figures, Siena closed the first half trailing 29-26. The Saints outscored the Dukes 32-18 coming out of the break to take their largest lead of the game 58-47 with under three minutes to play.

Duquesne pulled to within five points before Whitney Cave and Lauren Surber connected on three of four free throws to ice the game with under a minute to play.

MAAC Rookie of the Week Laura Menty fell one rebound shy of her second double-double of the season finishing with 16 points and nine caroms including six off the offensive glass.

Fellow freshman Melissa Manzer continued her torrid shooting from beyond the arc connecting on three of four from outside. Manzer recorded her second straight double-figure game with 11 points and two fast break assists to Menty.

Tri-Captain's Surber and Michelle Blot added eight points apiece in the victory.

This game marked the first time this season Siena out-rebounded an opponent (35-32) and went on to a victory.

The Saints went to the free throw line 33 times converting those trips into 25 points compared to just 12 points from the stripe for the Dukes.

Siena opens up their MAAC schedule on Friday, December 3rd, at Marist with a scheduled tip-off of 7:00 pm.