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Dukes fall to Dayton 72-56

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Quevyn Winters and Jeremiah Jones each scored 16 for Duquesne, but Dayton pulled away late in the first half and sent the Dukes to their eighth consecutive loss, 72-56.

Josh Benson propelled the Dayton Flyers (12- 7, 2-3 A10) to a 72-56 win over the Duquesne Dukes (7-13, 0-6 A10) with 17 points, going 7-8 from the field Saturday afternoon at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, OH. Benson also had 8 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot.

Duquesne sophomore Jerry Jones did not play in the game after being suspended for breaking team rules. 

Freshmen Jeremiah Jones and Quevyn Winters lead the team in scoring with 16 points each. Marvin Binney had 13. Freshman guard Derrick Colter went 0-11 from the field and had 4 turnovers. The Dukes have now dropped eight straight and are 1-8 on the road this year.

The Dukes lead for the majority of the first half, including every media timeout. Their largest lead was 20-13, which they held with just 7:33 remaining in the opening half. Dayton responded quickly by going on a 17-4 run, including a 9-2 spurt over the final 3:52 of the half. The Flyers took a 30-24 advantage into the break.

Winters lead the scoring for the Dukes in the first half with 11 points going 4 for 5 from the field.  Colter had 4 rebounds and 4 assists.  He and leading scorer Sean Johnson, however, went a combined 1-13 from the field.

The second half opened where the first half ended, with the Flyers going on a 7-0 to take a 13-point advantage. The Dukes scored just one field goal in the first four minutes of the second half. With 11:30 left in the game they had only three. They had 14 turnovers in total by the end of the contest and Dayton had 12. The Dukes hit eight 3-pointers but only shot 33 percent from the field.

Flyers’ leading scorer Kevin Dillard was held to 4 points but had 7 assists. Devin Oliver picked up 10 rebounds for the Flyers.

The Flyers have gone 97-17 at home in the last six years. Duquesne split the last eight meetings before today’s contest.

The Dukes will look to get end their losing streak and get their first conference win next Saturday against St. Bonaventure.

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