Duquesne 84 Youngstown St 74

By Steve DiMiceli

Duquesne jumped out to an early 10 point lead and clung to it to win 84-74 against a worn out Youngstown St team. Duquesne's three freshman combined for 42 points as Jeremiah Jones got his first start in college. Jeremiah along with Jerry shut down Horizon Player of the Year candidate Kendrick Perry for most of the game holding him to 4-14 from the field. Martins Abele had a near double double and Sean Johnson flirted with a triple double. The Dukes as a team outrebounded the flightless birds by 24.

Player of the game: Martins Abele - 8.5

Much more difficult to pick tonight as there were a few good performances with no real standouts. Abele helped put Damion Eargle into foul trouble and then dominated for a 3 minute stretch with him out of the game. Active on the glass and in altering shots.

Quevyn Winters - 8

Named to the all tournament team after putting up 18 points this evening. Strong defense and smarter play against the zone tonight.

Derrick Colter - 8

Lost player of the game with some wild play starting around the 15 minute mark of the second half. Too many TO's but he really seemed to control the game well for stretches.

Sean Johnson - 8

YSU seemed to focus a lot of attention on him. Just because he didn't get much space to shoot doesn't mean he couldn't do a lot of other things well like passing the ball and getting rebounds.

Jeremiah Jones - 8

Sparked the Dukes early and played outstanding defense against Kendrick Perry, one of the best guards the Dukes will see all year.

Kadeem Pantophlet 7

Excellent night from 3 and he finally looked like he fit in. Moved well off the ball and was more willing to drive tonight.

Jerry Jones - 7

Strong against Perry in his own right and active on the glass. He has some sort of mental block right now from three and is just missing shots.  Needs to shot better from the charity stripe 

Andre Marhold - 3

Found space to receive the ball, created very good shots for himself, but simply could not finish. Tough night from the strip as well. Better defensively.

Everyone else gets an incomplete. Marvin Binney hit a nice three. PJ Torres seemed to look comfortable as the game went on during huddles. I'm assuming he only sprained his shooting wrist. Derrick Martin played a lot less than I expected.