Duquesne defeats District of Columbia 97-81

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—B.J. Monteiro had 24 points to lead seven Duquesne players scoring in double figures in a 97-81 win over District of Columbia in the 2K Sports Classic on Friday.

Sean Johnson scored 19 points, T.J. McConnell 15, Mike Talley 14, Eric Evans 11 and Andre Marhold 10 for the Dukes (2-1).

Brandon Herbert scored 21 points and Nigel Munson added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Division II Firebirds (2-1).

A Munson layup tied the game for the ninth time, at 60-60, with 12:07 remaining. But Duquesne went on a 26-8 run over the next 6:53, led by Monteiro’s 11 points and McConnell’s eight points.

Dishawn Bradshaw had 12 points and Keith Brooks 11 for District of Columbia.

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Updated Friday, Nov 18, 2011