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Greenwell Tops 1,000 Career Points in Longwood Win

DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell topped the 1,000-point mark for her career to highlight a 105-48 Blue Devil victory over visiting Longwood Tuesday Nov. 15  in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Greenwell poured in a career-best 30 points, hitting five buckets from three-point range, en route to becoming the fourth-fastest player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark.

Kendall Cooper
Kendall Cooper
Lexie Brown
Lexie Brown

Junior Lexie Brown turned in her second consecutive 20-plus scoring performance and senior Kendall Cooper came off the bench to record a team-high eight rebounds as Duke moved to 3-0 on the season.

Both teams shot over 55 percent in the opening quarter, with B

rown and Greenwell combining to go 4-of-4 from behind the arc in the first eight minutes. The Blue Devils’ 33 points at the end of the frame were good for the program’s most in a first quarter.

Duke matched its strong offensive start by limiting Longwood (0-1) to just four second-quarter points. The Blue Devils totaled 14 steals in the first 15 minutes of play, and Brown would go on to finish the evening with a career-high eight. The squad stretched the margin to 36 points by the intermission, taking a 55-22 lead into the locker room.

Freshman Leaonna Odom helped Duke maintain its momentum in third quarter, netting six points and adding two rebounds before finishing the night with eight and five. Greenwell ignited the crowd in Cameron in the final quarter, sinking her fifth three-pointer to reach the 1,000-point mark.

The Blue Devils rounded out the evening with a .488 shooting clip (39-of-80) while holding the Lancers to .311 shooting (19-of-61). Duke also held a 50-38 advantage in rebounding behind Cooper’s eight and seven from Greenwell, and totaled 52 points off of 34 Longwood turnovers.

Leaonna Odom
Leaonna Odom

Junior Erin Mathias added a career-best 13 points while Cooper finished with eight.

Jada Russell headlined the Lancers’ performance with 11 points, including three treys, and Dayna Rouse registered 11 rebounds.

The Duke program also welcomed back alumna Wanisha Smith (’08) to Cameron Tuesday evening. Smith serves as an assistant coach at Longwood.

The Blue Devils close a three-game homestand Thursday Nov. 17th, hosting Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The contest will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

(Courtesy Duke Sports Information)

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