Jan. 10, 2007
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.
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.