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Iona at Duke
Postgame Notes l November 18, 2012

With the Duke Victory…

•    Picked up the program’s 56th-straight win over an unranked, non-conference opponent at home while improving to 33-2 against non-conference opponents at Cameron Indoor Stadium dating back to the 2008-09 campaign.
•    First time Duke has had five players in double-figures since defeating Vanderbilt on March 20, 2012.
•    Won its 25th consecutive home game in the month of November, dating back to 2001. The team also moved to 22-3 in the month of November over the past four seasons.
•    Took a 1-0 advantage in the series after facing Iona for the first time in program history.
•    Improved to 13-1 all-time against teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, while head coach Joanne P. McCallie moved to 3-2 all-time against MAAC members.

Junior Haley Peters
•    Scored in double figures for the second time in as many games, finishing the afternoon with 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the floor.
•    Also pulled down eight rebounds, including six on the defensive end.

Senior Allison Vernerey
•    Matched a career-high with 22 points, leading the Blue Devils in scoring for the ninth time in her career.
•    Scored 10 of the Blue Devils’ first 15 points in the contest.
•    Tallied 20 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the field in the first 20 minutes of play to go along with six rebounds and four assists.
•    Registered double-figure scoring for the first time this season and the 25th time in her career.
•    Matched a career high with four blocks while swatting three or more blocks for the fourth time in her career.
•    Also notched seven rebounds, five assists and a steal.
•    Picked up her 42nd career game with five or more rebounds.

Freshman Alexis Jones
•    Totaled seven points on 3-for-5 shooting over 30 minutes of action.
•    Hit the first three-pointer of her career to extend Duke’s lead to 45-18 with 3:43 to go in the first half.
•    Pulled down seven rebounds to surpass the five rebounds she recorded in the Blue Devils’ season opener.
•    Also collected five assists, one block and one steal.

Junior Chelsea Gray
•    Was one of five Blue Devils to register double-figure scoring, finishing with 18 points. 
•    Reached double figures in the points column for the second time in as many games and the 45th time in her career.
•    Dished six or more assists for the second consecutive game while leading the team in the assists column.
•    Also recorded seven rebounds for the 27th game of her career with five or more boards.
•    Went 6-for-6 at the free throw line to extend her streak of consecutive free throws made to 27, dating back to the 2011-12 season.

Junior Tricia Liston
•    Scored 12 points on 3-for-5 shooting from three-point range to reach double figures in the points column for the second time this season and the 28th time in her career.
•    Extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one three-pointer to nine, dating back to the 2011-12 season.
•    Led Duke in rebounding with nine boards, including seven on the defensive end.
•    Also contributed three assists and three steals in the win.

Sophomore Elizabeth Williams
•    Came off the bench to tally 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field in 18 minutes of play.
•    Scored in double figures for the first time this season and the 28th time in her career.
•    Swatted six blocks while also hauling in five rebounds and recording two assists and two steals.

Freshman Sierra Moore
•    Played a season-high 22 minutes, scoring seven points and recording five rebounds.

Sophomore Ka’lia Johnson
•    First Blue Devil off the bench, checking in with 14:05 remaining in the first half.
•    Collected her first points of the 2012-13 campaign, completing a three-point play with 13:28 to go in the second half.
•    Notched new career highs with seven points and six rebounds.
•    Also matched career highs in steals (2) and assists (2).

Sophomore Jenna Frush
•    Entered the game with 5:20 remaining
•    Played a career-high five minutes, while grabbing a rebound on the defensive end of the floor.

Other Duke Notes…
•    As a team, shot 60.0 percent (24-40) from the field in the first half.
•    The Blue Devils topped the 80-point mark for the second consecutive game and reached the triple-digit mark for the first time since recording 107 points in a win over UNC Wilmington on Dec. 20, 2011.
•    The 31 scored by Iona are the fewest points allowed by the Blue Devils since holding Clemson to 31 points in an 81-37 win on Jan. 27, 2012.
•    Scored 40 points off of 27 forced turnovers.
•    Outrebounded Iona, 56-37.
•    Scored 56 points in the paint.
•    The junior class accounted for 43 points.
•    Had five players reach double-digits in the scoring column.
•    Duke will next host Valparaiso on Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m.

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