The Duke women’s basketball team had their most foul trouble all season, yet survived in their first ACC home game. They beat Boston College, 78-57. A 19-2 first half run didn’t hurt.
Alexis Jones, Haley Peters, and Tricia Liston all had two fouls just seven minutes into the game. Both Peters and Liston sat out the rest of the half. Peters went on to score 15 points and haul in five rebounds.
Chelsea Gray sat out the final 7:56 in the first half and the first 59 seconds in the second half. She heavily favored her right leg (the same leg that she wears a knee brace) and sat out the game’s final 12:17. Gray still scored 11 points and had four steals.
The Blue Devils were picked up by Richa Jackson, who scored a team-high 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting off the bench. She also hauled in three rebounds, dished out three assists, and had three steals.
Elizabeth Williams missed a double-double by just one point (she did miss three free throws). She scored nine points and hauled in 11 rebounds, eight on the offensive end.
For BC, Kat Cooper scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Kristen Doherty hauled in 11 rebounds (five offensive) and scored eight points (3-of-11 shooting). Katie Zenevitch scored ten points and hauled in five rebounds.
Duke will now welcome Virginia to town on Thursday night.