CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Duke closed the regular season Sunday with a very impressive 93-57 crushing of rival North Carolina at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C. Redshirt sophomore Rebecca Greenwell scored a career-high 27 points, while junior Oderah Chidom added a career-high 20 points as well.
The 36-point victory was a school-record in games played in Chapel Hill against the Tar Heels. With the win, Duke improved to 19-11 overall and 8-8 in ACC action.
Duke jumped out to a 23-14 advantage in the first quarter behind 62.5 percent shooting by the Blue Devils. Greenwell led the way with seven points, while freshman Kyra Lambert came off the bench to log six points and two rebounds.
The Blue Devils didn’t lay off the gas in the second quarter hitting 11-of-19 field goals for 57.9 percent from the field. Duke increased its lead to 31 at the end of the first half by a 53-22 ledger. Greenwell paced the Blue Devils with a game-high 19 points, while Lambert and Chidom added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The 53 first half points was a season high for any half for the Blue Devils as Duke also hit a season-high 60.0 percent from the field in the first frame. Duke drained 7-of-9 three-pointers in the first half as Greenwell hit 4-of-6 and Lambert was a perfect 3-of-3. The three treys by Lambert tied a career high, which happened at South Carolina.
Duke’s 53-22 halftime lead snapped a five-game streak of trailing at the break for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils continued to play excellent basketball in the second half and nearly missed matching a season high points with 93. Duke’s high on the year was 95 against Wake Forest Jan. 7.
For the game, Greenwell collected her second double-double of the season with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Chidom missed a double-double by one rebound as she finished with 20 points and nine boards. She also swatted a career-high five shots.
Lambert, who hails from Cibolo, Texas, finished with 14 points and tied her career high for rebounds (6) and assists (7).
Duke held its 15th straight opponent to under 70 points and limited the Tar Heels to only 28.8 percent shooting for the game. The Blue Devils added a season-high 25 assists.
Duke will open the ACC Tournament as the No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 seed Virginia at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 3 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.#GoDuke