DURHAM, N.C. - The Blue Devils took to Cameron once again this week, and tallied their sixth victory this season. Duke’s three-game win streak was put to a stop due to an impending weather storm before the team could take on South Carolina in Cameron Sunday. The Blue Devils will take off for exams until Dec. 20, but before they hit the books, it’s time 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…
Proud to be back!! 🤫🤘🏾⏰ pic.twitter.com/y8ONWkfIJh— Mikayla 😌 (@mikayla_niyel) December 8, 2018
The Blue Devils will be off for exams this week. They will be back on the road at Oregon State on December 20. The game will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network at 10 p.m. (ET).
Thursday, December 6
Duke won its fourth straight contest Thursday with a 66-38 victory against UNLV to put the team at 6-3 overall this season. The game was redshirt freshman Mikayla Boykin’s first game since she suffered an ACL injury 361 days ago. With her career-high five steals, Boykin joined two other Blue Devils in career-high games. Freshman Miela Goodchild notched a career-high four rebounds along with tying her career-high 14 points and four three-pointers made. Sophomore Jade Williams had a career-high two blocks.
Happy Friday! 🤗— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) December 7, 2018
Enjoy these top plays vs UNLV. pic.twitter.com/0996p6oyDw
What a great day for DWB. Happy Birthday to Kyra.. a super person, player and coach. Thrilled to see Mikayla back out on the court. Saw good production from many others as well.— Joanne P. McCallie (@CoachPDuke) December 7, 2018
Back to work tomorrow. See you in Cameron on Sunday! Go Duke! 💙 pic.twitter.com/Ltjwq2UoeA
Sunday, December 9
The Duke vs. South Carolina matchup was not played due to a weather storm that hit Durham early Sunday morning. The teams will do their best to reschedule the game for a later date.
NEWS: Due to an impending winter storm in the area, our game against South Carolina will not be played tomorrow. Both teams will make the best effort to reschedule. pic.twitter.com/dyedLttszo— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) December 8, 2018
Boykin’s Return to the Court
Mikayla Boykin has not played a game in a Duke jersey in almost a year now. But Thursday night against UNLV, Boykin made a comeback appearance for the ages. She saw 20 minutes of play and tallied a career-high five steals, along with 11 points, six assists and four rebounds. She helped lead the Blue Devils get their sixth win of the season.
😈 @mikayla_niyel: “I waited a year for this. Coaches, teammates, everyone pushed me in practice to become the player that I am. I have the best coaching staff and teammates in the world.” pic.twitter.com/AeUWinMEuA— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) December 7, 2018
🎤 Sofia caught up with Mikayla after our UNLV win (first game back in almost a year) 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PlHphVtJxq— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) December 7, 2018
Krya Lambert Featured by Stronger Scars
Stronger Scars is a platform that gives student-athletes a place to talk about their injuries and creates a community to help one and other. Captain Kyra Lambert’s story was featured on the page.
“I know God doesn’t make mistakes.” @DukeWBB star @KyraLambert_15 is staying grounded in her faith and continues to be positive as she grows!— Stronger Scars (@StrongerScars) December 3, 2018
Read her full story here➡️ https://t.co/I6pftdHY7S pic.twitter.com/LKRqfxT6EN
The Leadership Board: Week 5…
Points - Miela Goodchild (14)
Rebounds - Onome Akinbode-James (7)
Assists - Mikayla Boykin (6)
Blocks - Jade Williams (2)
Steals - Mikayla Boykin (5)
The UNLV Win Gave Duke
• A three-game winning streak
• The 18th straight in Cameron Indoor Stadium in the month of December
• 34 wins out of the last 36 games in Cameron Indoor Stadium
• The 17th straight home win against an unranked team
L.A. Sparks and Chelsea Gray Welcome New Head Coach
The Los Angeles Sparks welcome Derek Fisher as the team’s 12th head coach in program history. Fisher is a five-time NBA Champion and was the New York Knicks’ former head coach.
“He’s always been known for his leadership and toughness. From point guard to point guard I’m eager to learn from him.”— Los Angeles Sparks (@LA_Sparks) December 6, 2018
-@cgray209 on new Head Coach @derekfisher #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/aKR5zzE5mC
Sacramento King's Harry Giles Meets His WNBA Star and Fellow Blue Devil
On Saturday night after the Sacramento King's game against the Indiana Pacers, former Duke top-recruit Harry Giles posted a selfie with formed Duke women's basketball star, and now full-time Sixers scout, Lindsey Harding, calling her one of his all-time women's basketball players.
Met One of my all time favorite women’s hooper tonight. We come from the same school too 💯 pic.twitter.com/c3z9i6JCFP— Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) December 9, 2018
Warrior’s PG Quinn Cook Speaks on Friendship with Chelsea Gray
Ever since his first weekend in Durham, Quinn Cook and Chelsea Gray have had a special bond. She looked after him and became like a sister to the NBA Champion. And with both now playing in the league, their bond is still stronger than ever.
From recalling the first time they met at Duke, to nicknaming her ‘Baby Magic’, nothing was off-limits when we spoke with Golden State Warriors PG @QCook323 about his friend and @la_sparks PG @cgray209 🔥🔥🔥 #WNBAKicks pic.twitter.com/UaMPgUIkWC— WNBAKicks (@WNBAKicks) December 4, 2018
Lexie Brown, ‘18
Lexie Brown and Gyor hosten a EuroCup Women matchup against Gernika Bizkaia, winning 79-61. Brown had 18 points in 35 minutes. Gyor alaso returned to domestic play, beating MTK 85-71. Brown had 21 points and seven boards.
Haley Peters, ‘14
Peters and Charleville hosted Avendia of Spain, and lost 75-62. In the EuroLeague game, Peters but up 16 points and eight rebounds in 35 minutes. Charleville also lost to Roche 88-71, and Peters contributed 12 points.
Kendall Cooper, ‘17
Cooper and Calais tallied back-to-back wins this past week. In the 80-53 defeat of La Glacerie, Cooper had 17 points in 20 minutes, and in the 71-55 victory of the team representing the French Federation’s Basketball Center, she has nine points.
Krystal Thomas, ‘11
Thomas put up big numbers in the paint notching double-digit rebounds in back-to-back games this week. In her team’s 64-47 win early this week, Thomas put up 11 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas and her team were defeated 65-57 by the Blue Minx, but she put up six points and 16 rebounds.
Elizabeth Williams, '15
Williams returned to the lineup for Botas this week. The team beat Izmit in domestic league play 84-71 and Williams had 10 points and six rebounds. The team also took to EuroCup Women play and lost to Cukurova 84-63. Williams had 12 points and eight rebounds
Salvadores and Sopron played in both domestic league and EuroLeague Woman games this week. Sopron beat PEAC 92-43 in domestic play and Salvadores had four points in 15 minutes. Sopron also hosted Russian team Dynamo Kursk and lost 65-58. Salvadores had 10 points in 14 minutes.
Erin Mathias, ‘18
Mathias and Empoli lost to Torino 75-60, where she put up eight points and 10 boards.
Oderah Chidom, ‘17
Chidom and Dafni Agiou Dimitriou lost to Kalyvion 61-52. Chidom put up 16 points and eight boards.
Jasmine Thomas, ‘11
Thomas and Polkowice hosted Italian team Schio and won 67-61. Thomas contributed seven points in the game.
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