East Carolina Rally Falls Just Short In Second Half in 62-60 Loss
Nov. 19, 2005
PITTSBURGH, Penn. - The East Carolina Lady Pirates came up just short in the 2005-06 season opening match up with the Duquesne Dukes following a 62-60 loss at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
The Lady Pirates (0-1) outscored Duquesne 34-27 in the second half, led by senior LaToya Horton's team-high 13 points, following a scoreless first half. The Dukes (1-0) built a 13-point advantage with 8:52 remaining in the second half, and following a timeout ECU kicked its offense into gear by putting together a 20-6 run which knotted the game at 60-60 with 1:18 remaining.
For the next minute of action the Lady Pirates and Dukes each missed a scoring opportunity, before a late foul on LaToya Horton gave Duquesne two free throws with eight seconds remaining. Duquesne junior forward Loui Hall converted both free throws, giving the Dukes a 62-60 advantage. Jasmine Young pushed the ball down the court searching for an open opportunity at the basket, however the Lady Pirates fell short with time running out before being able to get a shot off.
"I was very proud of our team for coming back," said head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener. "We were 13 down and we could have folded, but we didn't, and we showed a lot of fight by coming back and tying the score."
Duquesne's Loui Hall recorded nine boards, and along with teammate Nicole Sinclair shared game-high honors by scoring 15 points each.
The Pirates returns to action on November 25th when they travel to Greensboro, N.C. to take on the Ohio Bobcats at the UNC-Greensboro Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
East Carolina vs. Duquesne