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Duquesne WBB Holds Off Dayton, 70-69



The Duquesne Girls’s Basketball Workforce held on to defeat Dayton by a 70-69 depend Thursday night on the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Amaya Hamilton scored 21 factors, good for her second 20-plus level effort this season, whereas additionally setting a profession excessive with 13 rebounds.

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Naelle Bernard pieced 17 factors collectively over the course of this sport. Valuable Johnson put collectively a 16-point, 9-rebound efficiency in 24 minutes, whereas she battled foul bother.

Duquesne (11-4/1-1 Atlantic 10) was with out each Ayanna Townsend and Olivia Westphal on this contest.

Dayton (2-11/1-1 A-10) noticed Sydney Freeman prepared the ground along with her 15 factors, 9 of which had been scored within the remaining quarter. Arianna Smith earned her first double-double of the season posting 13 factors and 15 rebounds. Each Future Bohanon and Anyssa Jones netted 12 factors.

Dayton had gained seven of the earlier eight contests between the groups.

Early on, Duquesne coach Dan Burt obtained right into a coach’s stance and requested that his staff feed the put up, solely to be met with three-point makes an attempt, two of which went in.

As Duquesne tried to fight Dayton’s passing, it switched into making use of some strain after baskets, which the Flyers had blended success final evening.

Bernard was capable of amass 5 factors in as many minutes.

Duquesne was capable of dig in defensively and maintain Dayton scoreless for 4:23, as it will go on an 11-2 run. Throughout this era, Duquesne was capable of successfully make the most of high-post motion, the discover easy scores, one among which got here when Megan McConnell discovered Johnson and Flyers coach Tamika Williams-Jeter known as a timeout.

After one quarter, it was Duquesne in entrance by a 17-11 depend after one quarter.

As play continued, Johnson obtained herself in foul bother, getting whistled for 2 calls inside 14 seconds. The latter whistle was her third foul, and Duquesne, already with out Townsend needed to get smaller within the put up rotating alongside inside together with Hamilton.

Dayton would briefly take the lead on a 10-0 run, however Bernard’s and-one play refocused Duquesne’s efforts.

Although Duquesne would finish the half on a small scoreless string, it did conclude on a 15-3 run, taking a 36-27 benefit into halftime.

Within the third quarter, Duquesne scored the opening 5 factors as Dayton was known as for touring on three consecutive possessions.

Because the Flyers settled again in, Duquesne’s offense obtained out of kinds and Burt known as a timeout, together with his staff’s benefit in the reduction of to 10 factors.

The media stoppage appeared to settle Duquesne all through the quarter because the Dukes held a 52-43 lead.

Freeman caught hearth changing a trio of three-point photographs, permitting Dayton to get inside a single possession on a number of events, however Duquesne remained in entrance with well timed performs.

After the media timeout, each groups had been unable to seek out a lot consistency and down the stretch, Bernard break up free throws. Bohanon made a 3 as time expired, however with no whistles, the sport went remaining.

Duquesne will proceed A-10 play when it travels to face George Mason Sunday at 3 p.m. ESPN+ will carry the sport.


ACC to Reward Members for Athletic Accomplishments




The Atlantic Coast Convention introduced Wednesday plans to reward its member faculties for athletic accomplishments. Starting within the 2024-25 educational yr, “success incentives” can be in place based on the “efficiency of groups in income producing postseason competitors.” Different kinds of generated income will stay shared as presently in place.

The Board of Administrators developed the choice on the ACC spring conferences and can announce extra data within the coming months with many plans nonetheless within the works.

“The ACC Board of Administrators continues to be dedicated to exploring all potential alternatives that can end in extra revenues and assets for the convention,” ACC Board of Administrators Chair and Duke College President Vincent E. Worth stated. “Immediately’s choice supplies a path to reward athletic success whereas additionally distributing extra income to the complete membership.”

Manufacturers with the ability to revenue off their picture and success comes days after the “Magnificent 7” emerged. Clemson, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech teamed as much as discover choices to doubtlessly depart the ACC. The seven consider they’re the most respected of the member establishments and proceed to search for methods to extend their earnings additional. 

A major impediment of their plan was the ACC’s Grant of Rights deal, in impact by way of 2036. Soccer income is break up 14 methods from the ACC TV deal, and an all-in contract with ESPN additional extends the issue of a convention shakeup. 

ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips has taken main strides to maintain the convention collectively and forestall additional issues. 

“Immediately’s endorsement follows vital and significant conversations by the ACC Board of Administrators,” Phillips stated Wednesday. “To make sure, I applaud their thoughtfulness and continues dedication o working collectively. As we’ve communicated constantly, we stay devoted to exploring all choices to boost assist for our member establishments and their student-athletes.”

Pitt left the Huge East to hitch the ACC on September 18, 2011. The convention was based on Might 8, 1953, and holds its headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, the positioning of the 2023 ACC Match and the Panthers’ first and second-round NCAA Match video games. Led by Kenny Pickett, Pitt soccer received the 2021 ACC title and secured a spot within the Peach Bowl. Pitt volleyball, males’s and girls’s soccer, and wrestling have additionally skilled supreme NCAA Match success.

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The Frank Walker Regulation/PSN Day by day Pocket book- Might 25




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Rising 2025 3-Star RB Isaiah West Begins Pitt Relationship With Official Provide




It’s been a giant couple of weeks for Isaiah West as he’s earned working again MVP at Below Armour’s camp in Baltimore and raked in presents from Energy 5 packages.

Other than latest presents from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Michigan State, West — a 6-foot, 200-pound three-star working again from St. Joe’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — picked up a proposal from Cory Sanders and Pitt.

“I’m not very acquainted with Pitt, however I’ve been speaking to them for some time although,” West informed PSN. “I’ve been speaking to them since my freshman yr, and I believe they undoubtedly stack up nicely. I believe, to me, Pitt runs the ACC.”

The supply from Pitt, like each supply that West has acquired by the early days of his recruiting course of, is a blessing. Nevertheless it nonetheless felt nice nonetheless.

Sanders made it out to Philadelphia for St. Joe’s annual showcase final yr when West was a freshman, and their relationship started to blossom there. The communication continued all by West’s sophomore season, at the same time as he missed time as a result of an damage, and it led to Pitt providing after his standout camp efficiency.

The bond between Sanders and West has grown fairly a bit, even not too long ago. “He’s a cool man, humorous dude,” West stated. “He cracks plenty of jokes. He’s an actual free, not uptight. I like him.” And their talks have whereas not at all times about soccer, have grown, too.

“It’s a superb mixture of all the things,” West stated. “He asks me the place I’m from, who I stay with. He’s at all times asking me what I do for my legs as a result of he’s at all times commenting on how huge my legs are.

“I simply inform him I’m in line with my exercises, and I acquired nice genetics.”

Regardless of lacking time as a result of damage as a sophomore at St. Joe’s, West flashed a clean, shifty athleticism that permits him to make defenders miss on the best way to the tip zone but in addition a pace and energy mix that makes him exhausting to deliver down. And he’s backed that up with early outcomes on the summer time camp tour.

“I’d say that I’m balanced as a working again,” West stated. “I attempt to be that 4 down again. I would like to have the ability to do all of it. You possibly can put me out within the slot, make some shakes within the backfield, I strive to have the ability to do all of it. I wish to be a full menace.”

247Sports and On3 have but to charge West so far, however Rivals has slotted him because the 14th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania — whereas additionally holding a 5.5 Rivals Score.

With presents from Boston Faculty, Connecticut, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin, West has already acquired heavy Energy 5 curiosity. And he’s made visits to Boston Faculty, Penn State and West Virginia.

Sanders hasn’t been telling West too, an excessive amount of about Pitt at this level, simply that he needs him to make it out to see it for himself — and start to construct a relationship Andre Powell.

West is hoping to make it out to Pittsburgh in some unspecified time in the future this summer time to get a primary search for himself.

“I do know that they’re coming off a couple of good seasons, I do know they’re high within the ACC, and that’s about it,” West stated.

“Kenny Pickett was a Jersey man? Oh, wow. Didn’t know that. That’s good to listen to.”

West is taking it daily at this level, attempting to not look an excessive amount of into the method and simply let it come to him naturally. The aim is to have a robust junior season after which actually resolve which faculties he needs to pursue going ahead.

It’s about making West really feel needed proper now, and which means it’s pivotal for Pitt to deliver West out for a go to in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future.

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