PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Kristina King scored a game-high 21 points, but Richmond fell at Duquesne, 59-54, Sunday at the Palumbo Center.
Duquesne went ahead 58-51 with 1:26 left and looked to put the game out of reach, but missed three consecutive free-throws to give Richmond a chance. Late shots wouldn't seem fall in the Spiders' favor.
King buoyed Richmond with her game-high 21 points, shooting 8-of-14 from the field, grabbing eight rebounds and three steals. Rachael Bilney scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high nine rebounds. Bilney is only 11 points away from becoming the program's 19th scorer to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
King led Richmond with 11 points and six rebounds at the break. Richmond shot 10-of-24 (41.7%) while Duquesne made 13-of-34 (38.2%) of its shots.
Richmond outrebounded the Dukes, 39-33, and outscored Duquesne's bench, 15-3. Richmond fell to 12-13, 2-7 overall while Duquesne improved to 19-4, 8-1.
The Spiders resume action after a week off, hosting UMass Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Robins Center.
NOTES: Richmond fell to 0-5 in away A-10 games...The Spiders had their two-game win-streak in the series snapped...Richmond's four-game losing streak is the program's longest since 2006...King scored 20 or more points for the third time this season...Rachael Bilney is one three-pointer shy of tying Araceli Gil for third place on Richmond's all-time long-range list.