Georgia Tech Drops Road Contest at No. 3 Duke, 83-51

Jan. 10, 2007

Final Stats

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Abby Waner finished with a career-high 27 points and No. 3 Duke beat Georgia Tech 83-51 Wednesday night.

Waner made 6-of-7 from 3-point range and 10-of-13 overall for the Blue Devils, who host No. 1 Maryland on Saturday.

Carrem Gay and Lindsey Harding had 16 points apiece for Duke (17-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Blue Devils had assists on 21 of their 29 baskets.

Chioma Nnamaka led Georgia Tech (10-6, 1-2) with 13 points, and Jacqua Williams had 10 points and five steals. Nnamaka had 10 points by halftime, but hit just one of seven shots in the second half.

Waner scored 15 points to help Duke take a 43-27 halftime lead. Harding hit four of her first six shots, including two 3-pointers, and had 11 points by intermission.

Waner hit two 3-pointers in the first half and two more in the first 4:28 of the second half to help Duke open up a 58-30 lead.

Nnamaka scored Georgia Tech’s first 10 points. She hit a runner 2:30 into the game to give Georgia Tech a 5-4 lead.

Waner then started a 12-0 run with a 3-pointer and the Blue Devils never trailed again. Harding capped the run with a 3 that made it 16-5 with 13:23 to go.

The Jackets return to action on their home court when they host Miami (9-9, 0-3) Monday, Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Monday’s contest will air on FOX Sports South and is Tech’s first televised game of the season.

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