Posted: Sunday, January 5th 2014 at 5:15pm
Williams leads No. 3 Duke women over Georgia Tech
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Elizabeth Williams had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Duke beat Georgia Tech 64-47 on Sunday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Williams was 8-for-10 from the field, including 6-for-6 in the first half, as the Blue Devils (14-1, 1-0) defeated Georgia Tech for the 36th consecutive time. It was the second consecutive double-double for Williams, who also extended her streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot to 84.
Tricia Liston added 11 points while Haley Peters had 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils.
Ty Marshall had 18 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for Georgia Tech (10-4, 0-1). Marshall moved into second place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,744 points. She was the only Georgia Tech player in double figures.
Duke took command midway in the first half when Williams scored on a layup with 6:51 remaining to cap a 19-7 run and give the Devils a 26-14 lead. Georgia Tech shot only 21.6 percent (8 of 37) in the first half and Duke held a 34-20 lead at the break.
Georgia Tech tried to mount a comeback in the second half. The Yellow Jackets trailed by 19 points with 13:45 and outscored the Blue Devils 13-0 over the next 5:04. The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to 49-43 on a putback by Katarina Vuckovic with 9:03 left, but failed to score for four minutes, allowing Duke to quickly regain a double-digit lead.
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