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Devils Top A&M (Jimmy V), 61-58
The Nutshell
 
Devils Top A&M (Jimmy V), 61-58
Game Recap
Devils Top A&M (Jimmy V), 61-58
By Orin Day
December 6, 2010

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Link to this Photo Kathleen Scheer started things off by draining a three  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Kathleen Scheer started things off by draining a three
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Link to this Photo First-time starter Chelsea Gray scores in the paint - it would be Duke's last lead for a long time  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
First-time starter Chelsea Gray scores in the paint - it would be Duke's last lead for a long time
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Sydney Colson hit this open look, but would go on to miss her next six.
Sydney Colson hit this open look, but would go on to miss her next six.

Link to this Photo Danielle Adams goes up high to gather in a pass
Danielle Adams goes up high to gather in a pass
Link to this Photo Adams forced her way between Peters and K.Thomas for the layup.
Adams forced her way between Peters and K.Thomas for the layup.
Link to this Photo Haley Peters hit a short jumper that (for the time being) kept A&M from going up by double digits  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters hit a short jumper that (for the time being) kept A&M from going up by double digits
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas was described as
Karima Christmas was described as "a beast" on the boards by A&M Head Coach Gary Blair
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas was quick enough to drive past Tyra White  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas was quick enough to drive past Tyra White
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair shed his suit jacket just before Duke's 16-0 spurt.
Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair shed his suit jacket just before Duke's 16-0 spurt.

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Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey was unfazed by the power of Danielle Adams and repeatedly frustrated her in the post.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey was unfazed by the power of Danielle Adams and repeatedly frustrated her in the post.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Vernerey battles with Kelsey Assarian (40)  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey battles with Kelsey Assarian (40)
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Maryann Baker is turned over by Karima Christmas  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Maryann Baker is turned over by Karima Christmas
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo Coach P exorts Duke's defense which finally started getting some good stops.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P exorts Duke's defense which finally started getting some good stops.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Kathleen Scheer was fouled by Assarian  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Kathleen Scheer was fouled by Assarian
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Link to this Photo Danielle Adams drives on Krystal Thomas  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Danielle Adams drives on Krystal Thomas
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas gyrates through the air to get one of her six first half rebounds.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas gyrates through the air to get one of her six first half rebounds.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Duke's defense was effective in forcing Danielle Adams to take lower percentage shots outside the paint.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Duke's defense was effective in forcing Danielle Adams to take lower percentage shots outside the paint.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas finally got going after a slow start, scoring five in the last five minutes of the first half.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas finally got going after a slow start, scoring five in the last five minutes of the first half.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas elevates as Danielle Adams readies herself for contact.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas elevates as Danielle Adams readies herself for contact.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo A somber Joanne P. McCallie leaves the court with Duke up 28-27 at halftime.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
A somber Joanne P. McCallie leaves the court with Duke up 28-27 at halftime.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas came out of the locker room to score on a baseline drive  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas came out of the locker room to score on a baseline drive
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray nailed a three pointer to put Duke up by six.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray nailed a three pointer to put Duke up by six.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Adams leveled Christmas but also helped her up.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Adams leveled Christmas but also helped her up.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Referee Dee Kantner (talking to Al Brown) was a late replacement for Dennis DeMayo - both are among the nation's top women's basketball officials.  - Duke Tags: Al Brown
Referee Dee Kantner (talking to Al Brown) was a late replacement for Dennis DeMayo - both are among the nation's top women's basketball officials.
 
Duke Tags: Al Brown

Link to this Photo The defensive stance of Chelsea Gray  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
The defensive stance of Chelsea Gray
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas inbounds inches from my lens  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas inbounds inches from my lens
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Adora Elonu loses control in a scramble for the basketball
Adora Elonu loses control in a scramble for the basketball
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas is fouled by the partially obscured Maryann Baker.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas is fouled by the partially obscured Maryann Baker.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo Another defensive board for Christmas whose 11 rebounds matched her 11 points.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Another defensive board for Christmas whose 11 rebounds matched her 11 points.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Dee Kanter calls for two shots in a very tightly called second half.
Dee Kanter calls for two shots in a very tightly called second half.
Link to this Photo The eyes of Jasmine Thomas on the free throw line.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
The eyes of Jasmine Thomas on the free throw line.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo The Duke bench staying in the game as J.Thomas free throws cut the deficit to one.  - Duke Tags: Trisha Stafford-Odom, #32 Tricia Liston, #12 Chelsea Gray, #3 Shay Selby
The Duke bench staying in the game as J.Thomas free throws cut the deficit to one.
 
Duke Tags: Trisha Stafford-Odom, #32 Tricia Liston, #12 Chelsea Gray, #3 Shay Selby
Link to this Photo Chloe Wells is whistled for fouling Tyra White, who would miss both.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells is whistled for fouling Tyra White, who would miss both.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

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Link to this Photo The powerful Danielle Adams reels in a defensive rebound.
The powerful Danielle Adams reels in a defensive rebound.
Link to this Photo Shay Selby hits a clutch three on a kickout from Chelsea Gray to close the score to 45-44 A&M.  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Shay Selby hits a clutch three on a kickout from Chelsea Gray to close the score to 45-44 A&M.
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas is fouled by Kelsey Assarian (obscured), giving Duke the chance to take their first lead in over eight minutes.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas is fouled by Kelsey Assarian (obscured), giving Duke the chance to take their first lead in over eight minutes.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo Deep breaths helped Krystal make both freebies, putting Duke ahead 46-45 with 8:48 remaining.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Deep breaths helped Krystal make both freebies, putting Duke ahead 46-45 with 8:48 remaining.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray on defense.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray on defense.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray elevates but misses during a stretch of continual lead changes  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray elevates but misses during a stretch of continual lead changes
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas fouled by Tyra White, the freebies put Duke back in the lead.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas fouled by Tyra White, the freebies put Duke back in the lead.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Danielle Adams nails a straight-on three pointer to knot it at 50-50.
Danielle Adams nails a straight-on three pointer to knot it at 50-50.
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas answers with a big three of her own.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas answers with a big three of her own.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray was fouled on the way to the hoop.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray was fouled on the way to the hoop.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Gray was serious on the line, putting Duke back in front by making both.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray was serious on the line, putting Duke back in front by making both.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Tyra White sinks a baseline J over Vernerey as the lead trading continued.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Tyra White sinks a baseline J over Vernerey as the lead trading continued.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray scores in the paint.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray scores in the paint.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas continues to be everywhere  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas continues to be everywhere
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas drives on Sydney Carter  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas drives on Sydney Carter
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas puts up a shot that would give Duke the lead with under a minute left.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas puts up a shot that would give Duke the lead with under a minute left.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Players jockey for position under the basket; the shot clock buzzer sounds with J.Thomas shot still airborne.
Players jockey for position under the basket; the shot clock buzzer sounds with J.Thomas shot still airborne.
Link to this Photo Duke bench reacts to the clutch shot by Jasmine Thomas  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby, #33 Haley Peters
Duke bench reacts to the clutch shot by Jasmine Thomas
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby, #33 Haley Peters

Link to this Photo Maj Forsberg (left) and Dee Kantner consult the TV monitor to be sure that Jasmine Thomas' shot beat the shot clock.
Maj Forsberg (left) and Dee Kantner consult the TV monitor to be sure that Jasmine Thomas' shot beat the shot clock.
Link to this Photo Coach P exhorts the Duke defense with the one point lead, under a minute to play.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P exhorts the Duke defense with the one point lead, under a minute to play.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo Complete focus from Jas.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Complete focus from Jas.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo The frantic last moments of the Texas A&M possession resulted in an airball three by Sydney Colson as the shot clock expired.
The frantic last moments of the Texas A&M possession resulted in an airball three by Sydney Colson as the shot clock expired.

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Link to this Photo A Duke turnover gave A&M one last chance down three, but Karima Christmas stepped into the passing lane to prevent the Aggies from getting a last shot.  Duke wins!
A Duke turnover gave A&M one last chance down three, but Karima Christmas stepped into the passing lane to prevent the Aggies from getting a last shot. Duke wins!

Link to this Photo Celebration on the court for the Blue Devils, knocking off #7 Texas A&M.
Celebration on the court for the Blue Devils, knocking off #7 Texas A&M.

Link to this Photo The bench and crowd go wild!  - Duke Tags: Fans
The bench and crowd go wild!
 
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Link to this Photo Karima Christmas cradles the game ball as Chelsea Gray tells Kathleen Scheer how happy she is.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas cradles the game ball as Chelsea Gray tells Kathleen Scheer how happy she is.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo Karima as the Duke victory huddle breaks.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima as the Duke victory huddle breaks.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

Link to this Photo The team waves bye to the 6,114 in attendance
The team waves bye to the 6,114 in attendance

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Link to this Photo Heading to the locker room - winners!  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #24 Kathleen Scheer, #32 Tricia Liston, #33 Haley Peters
Heading to the locker room - winners!
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #24 Kathleen Scheer, #32 Tricia Liston, #33 Haley Peters

Link to this Photo Tonight's telecast benefited the V Foundation.  Both coaches expressed that Coach Valvano would have appreciated tonight's hard-fought game, and we agree.
Tonight's telecast benefited the V Foundation. Both coaches expressed that Coach Valvano would have appreciated tonight's hard-fought game, and we agree.

Link to this Photo The soft spoken Coach Blair in the media room had only the nicest things to say about Cameron and its rich history, comparing it to the original Boston Garden and Wrigley Field.
The soft spoken Coach Blair in the media room had only the nicest things to say about Cameron and its rich history, comparing it to the original Boston Garden and Wrigley Field.

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Link to this Photo Coach P in the Media Room with Duke's first victory over Texas A&M in four tries.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P in the Media Room with Duke's first victory over Texas A&M in four tries.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo A modest Jasmine Thomas in the media room, a superstar and team player.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
A modest Jasmine Thomas in the media room, a superstar and team player.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo A beaming Karima Christmas was glad to finally get a win against her home state Aggies.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
A beaming Karima Christmas was glad to finally get a win against her home state Aggies.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas



Devils Top A&M (Jimmy V), 61-58
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Devils Top A&M (Jimmy V), 61-58
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