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Duke Tops Cold-Shooting Jackets

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ATLANTA (Jan. 9 ) – Duke’s Georgia Schweitzer scored a game-high 16 points and teammate Peppi Browne added 15 to lead the No. 14/10 Blue Devils to a 64-45 win against Georgia Tech Sunday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum at McDonald’s Center.

Duke (14-1, 3-0 ACC) held the Jackets (9-5, 2-3 ACC) to their lowest shooting percentage of the season at 27.0 percent. The Devils, meanwhile, shot better than 50 percent from the floor in their second-straight game, finishing at 52.1 percent.

Junior Jaime Kruppa led the Jackets with eight points. Senior Danielle Donehew and freshman Tamika Boatner had seven points each.

Shweitzer and Browne had 10 points each in the first half as Duke took control of the game early. The Blue Devils shot 57.7 percent in the first half and opened up a double-digit lead less than 10 minutes into the contest.

Tech managed to shoot just 17.2 percent in the first 20 minutes and hit only 5-of-29 shots from the floor.

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