Dukes Beat Ryerson in Men's Hoops Exhibition

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Duquesne University overcame a 10-0 deficit at the start by using a relentless pressing attack to overpower Ryerson University, 107- 84, today in the Dukes' second game of a men's basketball exhibition tour of Toronto.

Kojo Mensah registered six of Duquesne's 22 steals to go with a game-high 20 points in leading Duquesne, which was scheduled to play again tonight against Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario.

Gary Tucker and Shawn James added 17 points each for Duquesne, which produced six double-figure scorers. The others were Kieron Achara (11), Phillip Fayne (11), Jimmy Sherwood (10) and Stephen Wood (10).

The 6-foot-10 James, who finished with five blocked shots, hit two free throws with 2 minutes remaining in the second quarter to put Duquesne ahead for good, 42-41, and the Dukes were up 48-41 at halftime after converting three consecutive steals into baskets.

The game was played under FIBA rules, which included four 10- minute quarters, a 24-second shot clock and an eight-second backcourt timeline. Duquesne opened the tour Saturday with a 92-60 victory over the University of Toronto.

Today, the Dukes' harrassing defense turned 35 Ryerson turnovers into 48 points.

"Our guys showed they're pretty resilient," Duquesne coach Ron Everhart said. …