The book is out on Maryland among women’s basketball teams in the ACC. If you beat the Terps inside, you beat the Terps. Duke wrote the latest chapter Sunday in a powerful 80-72 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“When you look at these stats and you see how fundamentally equal they are until you get to rebounding, that’s telling a lot of the story,” Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said.
The No. 5 Blue Devils (16-2, 7-0 ACC) outrebounded Maryland 41-30 and scored more points in the paint 16-12. The only other team to beat Maryland on the boards, No. 11 Miami (15-3, 5-1), also handed the Terps (18-2, 5-2) a defeat after beating Maryland 48-40 on the boards.
The Blue Devils held No. 8 Maryland to 1-13 shooting from the field in the first 6:30 minutes of the second half. That turned a one point halftime Duke lead into a 56-45 advantage with 13:27 left.
Haley Peters scored a career-high 21 points for the Blue Devils. Chelsea Gray scored 17 points and sent out 11 assists. Elizabeth Williams added 16 points and eight rebounds, Richa Jackson scored 11 and Allison Vernerey 10.
Alyssa Thomas tied her career-high 26 points for the Terps; she also added 10 rebounds. Riverdale Baptist-alum Tianna Hawkins added 17. Lynetta Kizer posted 12 points all in the second half.
In other action, Chay Shegog scored 16 points and Candace Wood added 15 points for the Tar Heels (14-5, 4-2) in a 60-50 win at N.C. State. The Wolfpack (13-7, 3-4) shot just 28 percent from the floor.
Marissa Kastanekscored 20 points for the Pack. Kody Burke hit 10 points.
Elizabeth Seton-grad Tyaunna Marshall finished with a game-high 22 points leading Georgia Tech to a 79-55 rout of Florida State. Sasha Goodlett added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Yellow Jackets. For the game, GT shot nearly 55 percent from the floor.
Natasha Howard paced the Seminoles with 13 points.
Georgia Tech scored 32 points off FSU’s (11-10, 3-4) turnovers.
Lakevia Boykin scored 21 points, and Sandra Garcia added a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wake Forest women’s basketball team to a 94-65 victory over Clemson Sunday.
With the win, Wake Forest improves to 12-7 overall (2-4 ACC), while the Tigers fall to 5-12 (1-5 ACC).
Lindsy Wright added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Deacs, and Chelsea Douglas dished out a career-high 11 assists.
Quinyotta Pettaway had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers and Kelly Gramlich had her first career double-double, tallying 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Miami host Virginia Tech (6-13, 2-4) tonight at 7.