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Devils Etch Limestone, 100-33
The Nutshell
 
Duke Thrashes Armstrong St, 100-45
The Nutshell
Devils Etch Limestone, 100-33
By Rob Clough
October 30, 2014


Analysis and Stats


Why Duke Won: Size. The combo of Williams and Amber Henson in particular was a terrifying presence on defense, and no one on Limestone could come close to blocking out Duke's bigs or guarding them one-on-one.

Why Limestone Lost: This is a team that depends on balance to succeed, and they were totally transformed into a bunch of jump-shooters by Duke. That didn't go well against a defense better suited to guard shooters.

The Game Turned When...: . Duke went on a 22-0 run in the first half. Limestone couldn't hold onto the ball or stop Duke inside. X-Factor: Ka'lia Johnson. She had a quiet game on offense (just 1-2), but she had 7 assists and 5 turnovers. More importantly, she did the dirty work. She got on the floor, she looked for teammates, she tried to get the ball inside (even if that didn't always work out). She was a leader, in other words.

Areas For Improvement: Duke will continue to need to work on defensive communication, defensive rotations in the zone and constant awareness and intensity on defense.

Ramifications: Duke has talent, and it's plain to see. This was the first step to getting that talent to play together.

Duke Starters (from post to point)

Ka'lia Johnson

 
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Rebecca Greenwell

 
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Sierra Calhoun

 
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Amber Henson

 
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Elizabeth Williams

 
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Off the Duke Bench (in order of entry)

Oderah Chidom

 
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Azurá Stevens

 
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Kendall Cooper

 
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Mercedes Riggs

 
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Erin Mathias

 
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Devils Etch Limestone, 100-33
The Nutshell
 
Duke Thrashes Armstrong St, 100-45
The Nutshell

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