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Rebecca Greenwell
No. 18 Duke Rolls Past Boston College, 75-50
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/25/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – The 18th-ranked Duke women’s basketball team defeated Boston College, 75-50, Thursday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. With the victory, the Blue Devils moved to 16-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC and won their 29th consecutive home regular-season contest in Durham.

The “Splash Sisters” led the Blue Devil offense this evening as fifth-year seniors Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell reeled in 19 points each.

With her performance Thursday, Brown became the third NCAA Power Five Conference player to register over 1,800 points, 500 assists, 200 made three pointers and 300 steals. The Suwanee, Ga., native went 6-of-15 from the field, 3-of-7 from behind the arc and collected four boards to go along with three assists and five steals. Brown also has connected on a trey in 20 consecutive contests, which is the longest streak in the ACC.

Greenwell came off the bench and finished the contest 6-of-9 from the floor, 4-of-6 from three-point land and brought in three rebounds one assist and two steals.

The Blue Devils opened the first as Brown connected on a deep three from sophomore Leaonna Odom to put Duke on the board. Boston College found success in back-to-back trips down the floor to give the Eagles an 8-3 lead before Duke exploded with a 19-0 run. The run extended for nearly six minutes as Brown tallied 11 straight in that time. Brown ended the first quarter with 14 points to match the Duke school record as Duke led 24-14.

Junior Faith Suggs picked up her first points of the contest in the second frame with a nice spin move in the paint from Greenwell. Brown swatted an attempt on a Boston College trey, good for her fourth of the season, and picked up her third steal of the evening at the eight-minute mark to end the contest with five. Redshirt junior Sofia Roma came off the bench in her first career appearance as a Blue Devil and registered her first points of the evening. Roma concluded the game with two points, four rebounds and one steal in her eight-minute debut.

Duke held a 43-23 lead after the first half with Brown leading with 16 followed by Greenwell and redshirt sophomore Haley Gorecki with nine, respectively.

Odom opened the second frame with her first points of the contest at the 9:45 mark with a baseline jumper from Gorecki before Greenwell knocked down her fourth trey to keep her perfect from behind the arc. The Eagles were left without a basket for over three minutes of action while rookie Madison Treece saw some minutes this evening and registered a steal to set up a fast break opportunity for Odom on the glass as the clock expired. Heading into the final quarter, Duke led 62-37.

Duke outrebounded Boston College, 39-32, including 15 offensive boards, and tallied 34 points in the paint to 24 for the Eagles.

Odom led the team in both rebounds (8) and assists (4) while fifth-year senior Bego Faz Davalos added two blocks to her career total of 359, which moves her into tied for 26th with Denise Hogue of College of Charleston on the NCAA career-blocks record book.

As a team, the Blue Devils shot 45.2 percent (28-of-62) from the floor and 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from three-point land.

Boston College’s Emma Guy led the Eagles with a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) while Taylor Ortlepp had 11.

The Blue Devils will hit the road for a Sunday afternoon matchup at Pitt. The contest is slated for 2 p.m., on ACC Network Extra.

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