DURHAM, N.C. - The Blue Devils wrapped up the 2018-19 season Thursday, falling to Florida State in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Haley Gorecki and Miela Goodchild picked up some All-ACC accolades along the way, and Gorecki’s outstanding season performance placed her amongst only two other players in Duke history. Now it’s time to look at what the Blue Devils, future, former, and past, were up to this week.
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Joanne P. McCallie (@CoachPDuke) March 8, 2019
Wednesday, March 6
The Blue Devils were hot from behind the arc in the first game of the ACC Tournament, where they took down 14th-seeded Pittsburgh, 86-64. Duke hit a season-high 12 threes, and four players tallied double-digits in the contest. Freshman Miela Goodchild led with 19 points, with redshirt junior Haley Gorecki, in her first ACC Tournament appearance, following close behind with 16. Both Faith Suggs, senior, and Jade Williams, sophomore, had career-high nights with Suggs scoring 16 points and Williams with 15. Duke tied a season-high of 20 assists and eight blocked shots, five of which came from freshman Onome Akinbode-James.
Season-high threes, FG%, assists and points in the second half. 📈— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) March 7, 2019
🎥 ACC Tourney Opener pic.twitter.com/ekwhSOd0r4
Thursday, March 7
Duke’s ACC Tournament appearance ended Thursday, falling to 22nd-ranked Florida State, 51-41. Duke was held to a season-low in points scored, which was the fourth fewest points scored in school history. Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki led the squad with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. The Blue Devils were dominated on the boards, 42-28, and could not cut the lead to fewer than seven points.
“There's a time to sit back and think about tremendous growth our team has had through the season and all the things that we're proud of about getting better.— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) March 8, 2019
But right now, for us, the most important thing is to take this head on. You just need to find a way.”
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Haley Gorecki’s Record Season
Haley Gorecki became just the third Blue Devil in school history to close out the season registering 500 points, 200 rebounds, 100 assists, and 75 steals. She joins Monique Currie and Alana Beard, who were both All-America selections those seasons.
Miela Goodchild Earns All-ACC Academic Team Honors
Along with registering a record-breaking rookie season, Miela Goodchild was selected All-ACC Academic Team for the 2018-19 campaign. The minimum academic requirements for this honor is a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester, and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career.
Two Blue Devils received All-ACC awards voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel and league head coaches. Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki earned All-ACC First Team, and freshman Miela Goodchild received All-ACC Freshman Team.
The Leadership Board: ACC Tournament…
Points: Haley Gorecki (35)
Steals: Haley Gorecki (5)
Blocks: Onome Akinbode-James (5)
Keeping up with the Recruits…
The future Blue Devils helped lead her team to a victory in the North, Non-public B final. The No. 4 ranked Saddle River Day took down Morris Catholic, 76-53. Patrick contributed 19 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and two steals in the contest.
Girls Basketball....— Varsity Aces (@VarsityAces) March 7, 2019
Having watched Saddle River Day a lot....It wouldnt surprise me if Jaida Patrick dunks a basketball one day.
Patrick then totaled eight points, while dealing with foul trouble, but still led Saddle River Day to its second straight Non-Public B title with a 79-67 win over No. 6 Trenton Catholic Saturday. Read more here.
Gloucester Catholic fell to Trenton Catholic, 74-64. Baines had a double-double in the contest with 16 points and 12 boards.
New Hope defeated two opponents back-to-back earlier this week, with Ezeh contributing five points in each contest.
Haley Peters, ‘14
Peters and Flammes fell at home, 91-75, to Lattes Montpellier in their last game. Peters was the top scorer with 28 points, adding six boards and five assists in 40 minutes.
Jasmine Thomas, ‘11
Thomas and Polkowice were defeated at home by Dynamo Kursk, 81-77, in their last game as well. Thomas had 24 points.
Chelsea Gray, ‘14
Gray and Cukurova defeated fifth-ranked Familia Schio, 79-75, in Eurocup play. Gray recorded eight points, nine boards, and five assists in 30 minutes.
Oderah Chidom, ‘17
Chidom had a double-double in Dafni Agioy’s close 64-61 victory against Kalyvion. Chidom scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while also tallying three assists and two blocks.
Chloe Wells, ‘14
Wells and Nymburk was defeated on the road by BLK Praha, 74-70. Wells had 10 points in 16 minutes.
Kendall Cooper, ‘17
Cooper had six points, 10 boards, and two blocks in her team’s 66-45 victory against CFBB.
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