DURHAM, NC – Lexie Brown and Duke University’s 16-0 second quarter run leads The Lady Blue Devils past High Point University 77-50.
Duke Universtiy featured seven players who were 6-foot-2 or taller, compared to High Points two players of that height. Duke matched High Point’s total points with points in the paint with 50 points in the paint.
Leaonna Odom started the game with a quick jumper six seconds in to the game to give Duke the early 2-0 advantage.
Lindsay Edwards opened the scoring for the Lady Panthers with a jumper from the corner to tie the game up at 2.
Duke would get six straight points on a Odom layup and a couple of Rebecca Greenwell baskets.
The game was a back and forth affair, with each team responding back to what the other team had to dish out.
High Point would tie the game up at 15 with a deep, high-arching three with 3:23 remaining in the first quarter.
Rebecca Greenwell would hit a layup on the ensuing possession, but Bockrath would step inside the three-point line to hit a jumper to tie the game at 17 with 2:54 remaining in the first.
From there, Lexie Brown ended the first quarter with six consecutive free throws to give the Lady Blue Devils the 23-19 advantage.
Brown would open the second quarter with a three-pointer for the Blue Devils.
Both teams struggled in the quarter, as each team had a cold spell of going 1-for-8 from the field, going in to halftime with the score 39-28
Out of halftime, Lexie Brown hooked up with Leaonna Odom on a beautiful alley-oop.
Duke used a 16-0 run, part of a 16-3 stretch to end the third quarter to blow the game open to a 61-40 score.
The Lady Blue Devils would go on to win the game 77-50.
Coach Joanne P. McCallie mentioned after the game that “it is a long journey to get what we want to get out of this team, but I definitely saw progress.”
Duke (2-0, 0-0 ACC) will travel to play Villanova on Sunday, November 19th at 1 pm.