Sunday, March 7, 2004

Flyers prevail in regular-season finale


Dayton 73, Duquesne 69

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - Ramod Marshall scored 33 points and made six 3-pointers to lead Dayton past Duquesne 73-69 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Dayton (22-7, 12-4 Atlantic 10) held Duquesne (11-16, 6-10) scoreless for the final 3:55 of the first half and led 39-32 at halftime.

Duquesne, which trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, cut the lead to 72-69 with 35 seconds remaining on a Jimmy Tricco 3-pointer but could get no closer. The Flyers have won 15 in a row against the Dukes.

Dayton had a 43-30 rebounding advantage. Sean Finn scored 13 points for Dayton and Keith Waleskowski added 11. Tricco led Duquesne with 18 points.

DAYTON (22-7)-Bennett 0-1 1-2 1, Waleskowski 2-8 7-8 11, Finn 4-7 5-10 13, Marshall 11-20 5-7 33, Jones 3-7 1-2 8, Scott 1-6 0-0 2, Williams 2-3 0-0 5, Iguodala 0-1 0-0 0, Cripe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-53 19-29 73.

DUQUESNE (11-16)-Palmer 3-10 2-4 8, J.Tricco 7-12 0-0 18, Dokes 4-11 1-1 9, Osimani 3-5 4-4 10, McAllister 5-12 1-1 13, R.Tricco 0-4 0-0 0, Higgins 2-6 0-0 6, Achara 2-2 1-3 5. Totals 26-62 9-13 69.

Halftime-Dayton 39-32. 3-point goals-Dayton 8-20 (Marshall 6-7, Williams 1-2, Jones 1-5, Bennett 0-1, Waleskowski 0-1, Scott 0-4), Duquesne 8-22 (J.Tricco 4-8, McAllister 2-5, Higgins 2-5, Palmer 0-1, Osimani 0-1, R.Tricco 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds Dayton 43 (Finn 11), Duquesne 30 (Palmer 7). Assists-Dayton 15 (Marshall3, Bennett 3, Williams 3, Waleskowski 3), Duquesne 14 (Osimani 9). Total Fouls-Dayton 14, Duquesne 21. A-5,406.




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