DURHAM, N.C., - The Blue Devils played back-to-back games against top 10 opponents as they opened the ACC season last week. Duke also took the time to raise awareness for melanoma during the Sunday afternoon game against Louisville. With a day left before the second semester begins, it’s time to take a look at this week’s blueprints.
Proud to play in the toughest conference in America! Big game in Cameron tomorrow. 🇺🇸🔵😈 pic.twitter.com/ZYyW3cyRv3— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) January 5, 2019
Some season tickets are still available for the 2018-2019 season and prices are as followed:
- Reserved Seats: $115
- General Admission: $65
- Duke Employee Reserved: $85
- Duke Employee General Admission: $45
For more information on tickets, or to purchase season tickets, call the Duke Athletics Ticket Office at (919) 681-BLUE or click here.
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Thursday, January 10
at Georgia Tech
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Thursday, January 3
The Blue Devils traveled down the road to Raleigh to face the N.C. State Wolfpack in the first ACC matchup of the season. After a tough fourth quarter, Duke fell to the undefeated, No. 9 ranked Wolfpack, 63-51. Haley Gorecki led the team with a game-high 19 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while redshirt freshman Mikayla Boykin scored a career-high 13 points and four steals. Duke had trouble from the field in the second half, hitting only 6-of-31 field goals for 19.4 percent.
Coach P: “Proud of my team and our effort. We did so many good things in that game. Didn’t close out some things or make good decisions in critical times.”— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) January 4, 2019
Back to work today. Big one in Cameron on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/e6NzIRqjj3
Sunday, January 6
Duke played its second straight top 10 and undefeated ACC team at home Sunday afternoon, and fell to No. 3 Louisville, 73-51. Duke hit only 31.4 percent from the field and hit only 2-of-13 threes. Duke held a 39-34 advantage in rebounds, but still had 24 turnovers. With the loss, Duke snapped an eight-game winning streak in Cameron.
🎥 ACC Home Opener. Nothing in this league is easy. Back at it this week with the squad. 🔵😈 pic.twitter.com/5bjInM6VMw— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) January 7, 2019
The Melanoma Awareness Game
In partnership with the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation, the Duke women’s basketball team hosted its annual Melanoma Awareness game against Louisville on Sunday. This cause is close to the team with head coach Joanne P. McCallie being a multiple time melanoma survivor and Faith Suggs losing her mother to melanoma.
Duke Women's Basketball and @CoachPDuke are proud to partner with the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation to raise awareness about melanoma and promote early detection.— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) January 6, 2019
For ways to get involved, visit https://t.co/rSZc4mFzjN.
Here is @faith_suggs story:pic.twitter.com/P6alJb756M
Had a special teammate with us at shootaround this morning. Graham and his mother, Cheryl, are here for our annual Polka Dot Mama game.— Joanne P. McCallie (@CoachPDuke) January 6, 2019
Graham is a fighter. We have worked together closely to raise awareness for Melanoma. Please keep Graham in your thoughts and prayers! pic.twitter.com/dsQZj7DBfe
Miela Goodchild Named ACC Rookie of the Week
Coming off last week’s back-to-back wins against East Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast, freshman Miela Goodchild was named ACC Rookie of the Week. Goodchild tallied and career-high 19 points against East Carolina, and averaged 17.0 points, 2.5 steals, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists over the two games. The guard leads Duke with 28 three-pointers on the year.
RISING STAR | @DukeWBB freshman Miela Goodchild has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week! She scored a career-high 19 points before averaging 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and 2.5 steals in 2 wins! #GoGems pic.twitter.com/75Hs61zI2v— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) January 3, 2019
Greenwell & Edwards Tandem Back in Action
Duke women's basketball radio play-by-play announcer Chris Edwards has a familiar face sitting next to him this season with the addition of Rebecca Greenwell as a color analyst. Greenwell, Duke's all-time three-pointers made leader, remains in town rehabbing a knee injury.
Dynamic Duo back in action! 📻🎙 pic.twitter.com/g6eLPSQMqH— Becca Greenwell (@bgreenwell23) January 3, 2019
Gorecki Nets Impressive Mark
Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki has joined one of the elite as she became just the seventh Blue Devil to total over 500 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists in their first 50 collegiate games. Gorecki currently owns 548 points, 214 rebounds and 123 assists in 51 career games. She joined only Alana Beard, Lexie Brown, Monique Currie, Rebecca Greenwell, Alexis Jones and Katie Meier.
The Leadership Board: Week 7…
Points: Haley Gorecki (19)
Rebounds: Leaonna Odom (15)
Assists: Mikayla Boykin (7)
Blocks: Leaonna Odom (4)
Steals: Haley Gorecki (7)
Krystal Thomas, ‘11
Thomas and her team tallied a 78-51 victory, with Thomas contributing 10 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes. Thomas and her team also lost to the Stars by one possession, 48-46. Thomas tallied 15 boards.
Elizabeth Williams, ‘15
Williams and Botas beat Adana, 79-53. Williams had 12 points and six rebounds in the contest. Botas also lost to Galatasaray, 68-60, and Williams had 11 points in 37 minutes.
Salvadores and Ensino Lugo played in two contests, with a 94-76 win against Caceres and a 72-56 loss against Valencia. In the win, Salvadores had 23 points, six rebounds and nine assists as she played all 40 minutes. In the loss, she tallied five points and seven rebounds in 34 minutes.
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