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Devils Prey on Seahawks, 107-45
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Devils Prey on Seahawks, 107-45
By Rob Clough
December 20, 2011

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Allison Vernerey scored 22 points on a near perfect 10-11 from the floor as Duke routed UNC-W.
Allison Vernerey scored 22 points on a near perfect 10-11 from the floor as Duke routed UNC-W.

Duke quickly shook off any post-finals rust with a thorough 107-45 dismantling of UNC-Wilmington. That represented the most points ever surrendered by the Seahawks, and coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke noted that her team "just never showed up", but Duke did their job by attacking at both ends for close to forty minutes. Duke started the game on a 14-1 run and later turned a 30-17 lead with under seven minutes left in the first half into a 55-22 halftime bulge. After a 12-4 UNC-W run, the Devils crushed their foe with an 18-3 run of their own; the Seahawks offered no further resistance after that. The numbers tell the story in this game: Duke had a 78-18 edge in points in the paint; 56-14 in points off turnovers; 21-2 in second chance points, 31-6 in fast break points and 51-2 in bench points. The Seahawks, who recently beat a good team in Charlotte, were completely unprepared for Duke's pressure and desire to compete.


Top Performers:

  1. Allison Vernerey: 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals
  2. Chelsea Gray: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 steals
  3. Tricia Liston: 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals


Duke returns to action on December 30th at Temple, followed by a home date with Joanne Boyle's Virginia Cavaliers in Cameron on January 2, 2012. We hope all our members and friends enjoy the holidays!

Duke Blue Devils Team Box Score

PTSFGFG %3FG3FG %FTFT%AO-D-REBBLKSTLTOPF
1st5524-4257.13-837.54-4100.01910-12-2221596
2nd5224-4257.13-475.01-250.0178-11-1921357
TOT10748-8457.16-1250.05-683.33618-23-414281413

UNC Wilmington Team Box Score

PTSFGFG %3FG3FG %FTFT%AO-D-REBBLKSTLTOPF
2nd238-2236.43-560.04-757.183-10-1314193
TOT4516-4535.66-1250.07-1163.6136-18-2417408
1st228-2334.83-742.93-475.053-8-1103215


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