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Women's Basketball
Duke Bedevils UNCW In Cameron

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 12/20/2011
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DURHAM, North Carolina - No. 9 Duke notched the most points in any single game for an UNCW opponent on its way to overpowering the Seahawks, 107-45, in collegiate women's basketball action Tuesday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Seahawks saw their three-game winning streak come to an end and fell to 5-5 on the season. The Blue Devils rose to 8-2 for the year.

UNCW sophomore Abria Trice led the way in the loss with 12 points. Junior Tawanna Lee was the only other Seahawk in double figures with 11.

Duke junior Allison Vernerey came off the bench to lead the Blue Devils with a career high 22 points. Sophomore Chelsea Gray added a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists. Sophomore Trisha Liston, freshman Elizabeth Williams and sophomore Chloe Wells tallied 18, 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Duke came out of the gate quickly, winning the tip and getting a layup from Williams only six seconds into the contest to hand the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead.

The fast start continued as Duke forced seven UNCW turnovers in the first seven minutes, helping the Blue Devils jump out to a 14-1 advantage, a run capped by a layup from Gray with 14:17 remaining in the stanza.

The Seahawks responded with a 7-0 streak of their own to draw within six, 14-8, after two free throws from sophomore Alisha Andrews at the 12:28 mark. But Duke outscored UNCW 38-12 during the rest of the frame to lead 55-22 at the break.

The 55 first-half points were the most UNCW has allowed in a single half this season, and the most since March 5, 2000 when the Seahawks allowed 58 to Richmond.

The Blue Devils coasted through the second half, never allowing UNCW to get within 27 points, and eventually building their advantage to 62 points at the game's end.

UNCW returns to Wilmington after the holiday break to take on Xavier on Dec. 29 at 7:00 p.m. Duke takes a brief hiatus as well before it travels to Temple Dec. 30 to take on the Owls.


  • UNCW dropped to 2-9 all-time against Duke and have now lost five straight to the Blue Devils.
  • The Seahawks also moved to 2-24 all-time and 0-2 this season against schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference. UNCW also slipped to 0-3 versus the ACC under Cooper-Dyke.
  • UNCW moved to 0-22 all-time versus ranked competition. The Seahawks also dipped to 0-3 under Cooper-Dyke versus ranked opposition.
  • The Seahawks moved to 3-2 this season against in-state competition and 7-3 under Cooper-Dyke when facing in-state schools.
  • The 107 points scored by the Blue Devils broke the previous scoring mark for a Seahawk opponent, set by Campbell on Dec. 5, 1981.
  • The 107 points by Blue Devils also marked the first time that a UNCW opponent has surpassed the century mark since No. 15 Old Dominion tallied 104 points in a 104-60 victory over the Seahawks on Dec. 23, 1998.
  • The 48 field goals made and 84 field goals attempts were both new marks for a UNCW opponent. The previous high in field goals made was 37 by Old Dominion on Feb. 3, 2008 and the previous field goal attempts mark of 80 was established by Western Carolina on Jan. 3, 2008.
  • The 62 point margin of defeat is the largest for the Seahawks since the start of the 2000-01 season. The previous largest margin of defeat in that time span was 51, set an 83-32 loss at Old Dominion on Feb. 15, 2001.
  • Duke posted a 78-18 advantage in points in the paint and enjoyed a 56-14 edge in points scored off turnovers.
  • The Blue Devils bench out-scored the Seahawks' reserves by a 51-2 margin. The only two points scored by a UNCW non-starter was a field goal from junior Jessica Freeman.
  • UNCW recorded double figure assists for the ninth straight contest and the 11th straight game dating back to the end of last season as it finished with 12 assists.
  • The Seahawks failed to record double figure steals for just the second time the second time this season as they posted a season-low seven assists.
  • The Blue Devils held a 51-24 edge on the glass. The 24 rebounds were a season-low for the Seahawks, eclipsing the old mark of 31 set against Drexel on Dec. 4.
  • UNCW shot 50 percent or better from three-point range for the second time this season as they were 6-for-12 from beyond the arc. The other occurrence came in a 8-of-14 (.571) effort at NC State on Nov. 16.
  • The Seahawks shot below 40 percent from the field for the fifth time this season and the first time in four games as they were held to just 16-of-45 (.356) shooting. The 16 field goals made matched a season-low while the 45 attempts established a new season low.


2 - Tawanna Lee

  • Reached double figures in points for the sixth time this season. Has scored in double figures for the sixth time in the past seven games.

4 - Alisha Andrews

  • Paced team in assists for the eighth time this season and the 32nd time in her career with four assists.
  • Moved into a tie with Jeri Lyn Coker (90) for sixth place on the program's all-time three-point field goals made list with her three at the 11:47 mark of the second half.

10 - Abria Trice

  • Reached double figures in points for the second time this season and the second time in her career.
  • Established a new career high in points, breaking old mark of 11 set against Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 11.
  • Paced team in scoring for the first time in her career.

24 - Jessica Freeman

  • Paced team in rebounds for the first time in her career.

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