DURHAM, N.C. - The Blue Devils had a big win this week downing rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The team also traveled to Charlottesville and came up short of another ACC win. Duke is back in Cameron on Valentine’s Day to face Virginia Tech on Thursday, and will be off the rest of the week. Before the Blue Devils head to Cameron, it’s time to check out this week’s blueprints.
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- Reserved Seats: $115
- General Admission: $65
- Duke Employee Reserved: $85
- Duke Employee General Admission: $45
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Tweet of the Week…
Leaonna Odom as One of This Week’s Wade Watch Spotlight Players
Duke Women’s Basketball Camp…
The Duke Women’s Basketball family offers camps to develop leadership and improve your basketball skills. Mark your calendars and sign up now! The 2019 camp dates are as follows:
June 30-July 3 DWB Overnight Camp
July 8-July 12 Little Hoopers Camp
June Dates TBA Elite Camp
Thursday, February 14
vs. Virginia Tech
7 P.M. EST
Thursday, February 7
Duke downed rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill, with redshirt junior Haley Gorecki leading the squad with a season-high 28 points and 10 rebounds. This was Gorecki’s fourth straight double-double. The Tar Heels led by eight in the second quarter, but the Blue Devils quickly took the lead by going on a 10-0 run. Duke shot a season-high 56.9 percentage from the field and held a 42-30 advantage on the boards.
Duke wins in Chapel Hill. 😆🔵😈 pic.twitter.com/M6UEOefncI— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) February 8, 2019
.@uncwbb has beaten 2 top-10 teams, but @DukeWBB got the Tobacco Road rivalry win behind 28 pts (9-17 FG), 10 reb from @HaleyGorecki.— Her Hoop Stats (@herhoopstats) February 8, 2019
Entering tonight, Gorecki was averaging 17.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.9 APG, & 3.0 SPG - all top 10% nationally. Her full stats: https://t.co/YWxqRjnVOw https://t.co/mP0LQjcvj9
Sunday, February 10
The Blue Devils led at the half in Charlottesville, Va., but could not hold the lead to drop the contest, 53-47. This loss snapped a 26-game win streak against the Cavaliers. Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki led Duke with 13 points, six rebounds, and six assists. The Blue Devils kept the game close, but Virginia drained 10-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away with the victory.
Final from JPJ Arena. Shots didn’t fall down the stretch. Back in the lab this week. pic.twitter.com/sLLUeu9a3f— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) February 10, 2019
The Leadership Board: Week 11…
Points: Haley Gorecki (41)
Rebounds: Haley Gorecki (16)
Assists: Haley Gorecki (10)
Blocks: Leaonna Odom/Haley Gorecki/Onome Akinbode-James (2)
Steals: Haley Gorecki (6)
Keeping up with Recruits…
Jaida Patrick and her Saddle River Day team took down Paramus Catholic, 82-52, with Patrick contributing 21 points to the win. Saddle River Day also dominated Bayonne with an 80-32 victory. Patrick had 12 points in the game.
Azana Baines and Gloucester Catholic played Cardinal O’Hara this week, defeating the team 55-41. Baines had a double-double in the night with 21 points and 16 boards.
Get to Know Karima Christmas-Kelly
Former Blue Devil recently signed to the Minnesota Lynx. Get to know more about the WNBA player here.
Haley Peters to the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream signed forward Haley Peters to a training camp contract. The 6’3 former Duke player is currently playing in France for Carolo Basketball.
Jasmine Thomas Re-Signs with Connecticut Suns
The Connecticut Sun re-signed guard Jasmine Thomas to a multi-year contract.
Alana Beard Back in Los Angeles
Alana Beard, the back-to-back WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, re-signed with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Ka’lia Johnson Has Jersey Retired
Former Duke basketball player Ka'lia Johnson had her high school jersey retired this past weekend. While her time at Duke, Johnson helped lead the Blue Devils to a NCAA Elite Eight appearance and an ACC title in 2013.
Haley Peters, ‘14
Haley Peters and Flammes defeated third-ranked TTT Riga, 100-75 in Euroleague play. Peters was a major contributor with 26 points, six boards, nine assists, and two blocks.
Chelsea Gray, ‘14
Gray led her Cukurova team to a victory against Besiktas in the Eurocup. She scored 14 points, had six rebounds, and seven assists.
Jasmine Thomas, ‘11
Thomas and Polkowice tallied another victory against Villeneuve D’Ascq in Euroleague play. Thomas had 16 points, four rebounds, and seven assists.
Elizabeth Williams, ‘15
Williams had 14 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks in Botas’ 86-72 victory against Kayseri.
Oderah Chidom, ‘17
Chidom and Dafni Agjoy lost to Sporting, 61-58. Chidom had a double-double in the game with 24 points and 17 rebounds. She also had four assists in her 39 minutes playing.
Lexie Brown, ‘18
Gyor defeated Cegledi EEK, 91-86, in the Hungarian A Division. Brown tallied 17 points and six steals.
Kendall Cooper, ‘17
Cooper and Calais lost to Chartres, 72-65, in the French LF2 (second division). Cooper had nine points, eight boards, three assists, and five steals in 28 minutes of play.
Erin Mathias, ‘18
Empoli lost its game against Broni, 75-50, in the Italian Serie A1. Mathian had eight points and four rebounds.
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