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  Duke Escapes Wake, 81-70
Devils Win Game but Lose Chelsea Gray
February 11, 2013

 
By Rob Clough, Photos by Orin Day

Tricia Liston scored a career high 29 points as Duke battled back from an early deficit to defeat Wake Forest, 81-70.
Tricia Liston scored a career high 29 points as Duke battled back from an early deficit to defeat Wake Forest, 81-70.

Chelsea Douglas put up a team high 24 points for Wake Forest, shooting a blistering 5-7 from behind the arc.
Chelsea Douglas put up a team high 24 points for Wake Forest, shooting a blistering 5-7 from behind the arc.

Haley Peters notched a double-double for Duke with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Haley Peters notched a double-double for Duke with 13 points and 12 rebounds. DWHoops photos by Orin Day

Obviously, the injury to Chelsea Gray overshadows everything else about Duke's win over Wake Forest, though it should be noted just how tough the team was to be able to absorb the loss of their leader and catalyst against an opponent that was playing with great confidence. As it stands, Gray dislocated her right knee when she was fouled going for a rebound. Duke's staff was able to snap the patella back into place and Gray was able to put some weight on it as she walked off the court on crutches at the end of the game. However, the extent of the injury will not be known until an MRI is performed to see if there's ligament damage. If there's a tear to a ligament, then her season is obviously over. If there isn't damage, then there's a chance she could come back for the postseason. The Devils will have to figure out a way to beat four tough opponents in the regular season and prove that they're still a good team without Gray. Today's game against Wake led into that process.

Duke came in having beaten Wake 38 straight times (dating back to 1993, before some of the players in the game were born!) and held an incredible 119-game winning streak in Cameron against unranked opponents (last loss was to South Carolina in 2002). Two things happened at the beginning of the game that made it close: Wake scored the first eight points of the game thanks to patient inside-outside play and a lot of energy from center Sandra Garcia (not always a given), and Elizabeth Williams blew four straight open layups. If Duke had simply held serve and stayed close right away, then their run in the middle of the first half would have blown the game open. Instead, it merely served to tie things up.

Wake is a team that's depended on momentum and confidence for much of the year. When they play as a unit, they can be pretty potent on the offensive end. What they lack is a defensive stopper of any kind. Of course, if they're hot and their opponent is cold or their press generates turnovers, then Wake has the potential to beat good teams (see: Florida State). Against Duke, they were able to establish Garcia early, get lucky with E. Williams missing shots, and then use Asia Williams to penetrate and pitch to open shooters like Chelsea Douglas (a trio of treys in the first seven minutes of the game) as Wake took an 11 point lead. Indeed, Asia Williams wound up with 10 assists as a result of Duke overplaying her and the Deac shooters hitting open shots.

Gray led the charge in Duke's first half comeback, finding Allison Vernerey in transition with a no-look pass and hitting 2 free throws. Chloe Wells also came up with a couple of steals, and the Devils were able to take the lead thanks to a pair of shots by Haley Peters. Duke had a 22-20 lead when Gray went down, but quickly rallied after Wake tied it up, bringing forth a 15-6 run to conclude the half. Peters scored 6 points during the run and Richa Jackson four. In the second half, the Devils pushed the lead up to 13 thanks to a couple of wide-open threes from Liston, let the lead dwindle to 7, then pushed it back up to 13 thanks to a big trey by Wells and a stickback by Liston. That's when Wake made their move, going on a 16-3 run over the next four minutes, thanks to 11 points from red-hot Douglas. That knotted the game at 52, one of four times the Deacs tied the score in the second half. Wake was never able to regain the lead, however, and that proved to be a psychological boost for a Duke. Wake used up a lot of energy making their comebacks, but could never get over the hump.

After Wake tied the game at 67 with 3:25 to go, Williams stepped up and hit 2 clutch free throws. A.Williams threw a pass out of bounds, and Duke made them pay with a well-executed play with Liston hitting a three on a pass from Jones. Haley Peters then came up with a steal in traffic and Liston got fouled going up at the other end to make it 74-67. Lakevia Boykin hit a three with 1:21 left, but Duke was 6-7 from the foul line down the stretch while Wake put up some panicky shots. The Devils gave up 56% shooting in the second half and 54% from three but survived it by going 19-23 from the foul line and hitting a quintet of treys.

Top Performers:

  1. Tricia Liston, Duke. 29 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists. She put Duke on her back and hit a number of key shots down the stretch.

  2. Chelsea Douglas, Wake Forest. 24 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists. Her quick start pushed Duke back and gave the Deacs confidence. The Devils needed to account for her at all times, and she made them pay when they didn't.

  3. Haley Peters, Duke. 13 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. Not a great shooting game (4-12), but she did all the little things to help her team win.

Game Analysis

Why Duke Won: Duke won because of experience and discipline, plain and simple. Without their leader Chelsea Gray (who is also an underrated defensive presence), they were able to get the ball into the hands of the right people (Liston and Williams) at the right time, and big shots were made. When it counted, Duke took advantage of Wake's mistakes and came up with huge defensive plays.

Why Wake Forest Lost: They fell into a hole one too many times and panicked a bit down the stretch, taking quick and long shots instead of being patient the way they had been for most of the game. That was especially true of Lakevia Boykin, who took a long, contested three when Duke was up by 5. The Deacs couldn't keep Duke away from the offensive boards (18-8). Otherwise, Wake was pretty even with Duke in most categories.

The Game Turned When...: Tricia Liston hit a three with 2:15 to go. That put Duke up by 5 and placed a lot of pressure on Wake Forest to score. Instead, they turned the ball over and Liston got fouled going to the hoop.

Ramifications: Losing Gray has seismic ramifications for Duke. The Devils will probably still be able to win the ACC regular season title (two game lead over Maryland with four games left; UNC lost today to fall three games behind Duke), but the ACC tournament and NCAA tournament remain big question marks. How much will the NCAA committee downgrade Duke without Gray? That answer will depend on how Duke handles the three ranked teams remaining on their schedule in the regular season, as well as potential matchups with the same in the ACC tournament. For Wake, this game shows that several teams with losing records in the ACC can give even the top teams trouble on any given night. Wake always comes to Greensboro ready to play and this year should be no exception.

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Link to this Photo Looking good in their Play4Kay gear and led by Sandra Garcia and Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest heads to their bench after pregame warmups are done
Looking good in their Play4Kay gear and led by Sandra Garcia and Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest heads to their bench after pregame warmups are done


Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray and Joanne P. McCallie pose at midcourt with a basketball awarded to Gray for scoring her 1000th career point at Duke.  Gray would later leave the game with a dislocated knee, putting the rest of her season in doubt.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Chelsea Gray and Joanne P. McCallie pose at midcourt with a basketball awarded to Gray for scoring her 1000th career point at Duke. Gray would later leave the game with a dislocated knee, putting the rest of her season in doubt.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo Wake Forest looked great in their Nike Kay Yow shoes and socks for the Play4Kay initiative.
Wake Forest looked great in their Nike Kay Yow shoes and socks for the Play4Kay initiative.
Link to this Photo Duke's jerseys featured the Yow Fund logo
Duke's jerseys featured the Yow Fund logo

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Link to this Photo Battle for the opening tip  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Battle for the opening tip
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo First blood  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #21 Sandra Garcia
First blood
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #21 Sandra Garcia
Link to this Photo Hamby defensive board  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hamby defensive board
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Williams second missed layup in the first two minutes, this one was uncontested  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams second missed layup in the first two minutes, this one was uncontested
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray draws a charge  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - WAKE Players: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Chelsea Gray draws a charge
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
WAKE Tags: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Link to this Photo Wake goes up 6-0  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Wake goes up 6-0
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

Link to this Photo Another Wake board  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Another Wake board
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Hand of friendship  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hand of friendship
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Gray misses with Wake up 8-0, but Vernerey would stick back the miss  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray misses with Wake up 8-0, but Vernerey would stick back the miss
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

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Link to this Photo Alexis Jones makes it an 8-4 deficit  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Alexis Jones makes it an 8-4 deficit
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Link to this Photo Despite Elizabeth Williams scary face, Chelsea Douglas puts Wake up by 11.  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Despite Elizabeth Williams scary face, Chelsea Douglas puts Wake up by 11.
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Liston 3, 15-9 Wake  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Liston 3, 15-9 Wake
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker

Link to this Photo Duke again leaves the corner open, and Douglas hits her second three in two minutes.  18-9 Deacs with 13:12 left in the half.  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Duke again leaves the corner open, and Douglas hits her second three in two minutes. 18-9 Deacs with 13:12 left in the half.
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Finally a hoop for Williams, 18-11 Deacs  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Finally a hoop for Williams, 18-11 Deacs
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Williams scores in transition off a Wells steal, Wake lead is five  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams scores in transition off a Wells steal, Wake lead is five
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Wake coach Jen Hoover coached without shoes in support of the Samaritan's Feet charity  - WAKE Players: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Wake coach Jen Hoover coached without shoes in support of the Samaritan's Feet charity
 
WAKE Tags: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #33 Asia Williams
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #33 Asia Williams
Link to this Photo A stern Wesley Dean (with pink Play4Kay whistle) looks on as Elizabeth Williams just got a steal  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
A stern Wesley Dean (with pink Play4Kay whistle) looks on as Elizabeth Williams just got a steal
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

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Link to this Photo Vernerey about to cut Wake lead to three  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey about to cut Wake lead to three
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Wake time out as Duke's on an 11-3 run  - WAKE Players: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Wake time out as Duke's on an 11-3 run
 
WAKE Tags: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Link to this Photo Williams turns Wright away  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #31 Lindsy Wright
Williams turns Wright away
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #31 Lindsy Wright

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #31 Lindsy Wright
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #31 Lindsy Wright
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Race for a loose ball as Wells swatted a Hamby pass  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Race for a loose ball as Wells swatted a Hamby pass
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Duke takes the lead, 19-18  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Duke takes the lead, 19-18
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Rejection by Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Rejection by Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Hamby cuts it to one, 21-20  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hamby cuts it to one, 21-20
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

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Link to this Photo Battle in the post  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Battle in the post
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Gray poised to go over the shoulder with a no-look to Haley Peters  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - WAKE Players: #33 Asia Williams
Gray poised to go over the shoulder with a no-look to Haley Peters
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
WAKE Tags: #33 Asia Williams

Link to this Photo Peters took a three that didn't fall  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Peters took a three that didn't fall
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Hamby came over Gray's back on the offensive rebound, and Gray's right foot landed on Hamby's left  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hamby came over Gray's back on the offensive rebound, and Gray's right foot landed on Hamby's left
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Gray went down hard and was obviously in awful pain  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Gray went down hard and was obviously in awful pain
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

Link to this Photo Coach P comes to check on her star as athletic trainer Summer McKeehan tries to help Chelsea straighten her leg  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P comes to check on her star as athletic trainer Summer McKeehan tries to help Chelsea straighten her leg
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Helping Chelsea to her feet  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Helping Chelsea to her feet
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #15 Millesa Calicott
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #15 Millesa Calicott
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Hamby gets past Williams to take a shot  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hamby gets past Williams to take a shot
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Rejection (from behind) by Elizabeth Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Rejection (from behind) by Elizabeth Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo Hamby tries to tie it up, but misses the jumper  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Hamby tries to tie it up, but misses the jumper
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Dawn Marsh with her pink Play4Kay whistle
Dawn Marsh with her pink Play4Kay whistle
Link to this Photo Chelsea Douglas for two cuts Duke's lead to five  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Chelsea Douglas for two cuts Duke's lead to five
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - WAKE Players: #33 Asia Williams
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
WAKE Tags: #33 Asia Williams

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Link to this Photo Coach McCallie also coached barefoot for Samaritan's Feet  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie , Al Brown
Coach McCallie also coached barefoot for Samaritan's Feet
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie , Al Brown
Link to this Photo Haley Peters dives into a loose ball scrum  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters dives into a loose ball scrum
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters

Link to this Photo Fast break  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Fast break
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - WAKE Players: #21 Sandra Garcia
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
WAKE Tags: #21 Sandra Garcia
Link to this Photo Wake entry pass  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Wake entry pass
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker

Link to this Photo Haley Peters fouled in the act with 4 seconds left in the first half.  Free throws gave Duke 37-28 advantage at the break.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Haley Peters fouled in the act with 4 seconds left in the first half. Free throws gave Duke 37-28 advantage at the break.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker
Link to this Photo Wake Forest huddles at the start of the first half.  - WAKE Players: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Wake Forest huddles at the start of the first half.
 
WAKE Tags: Head Coach Jen Hoover

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Link to this Photo Tricia Liston hit a three to put Duke up 43-30. Liston lead all scorers with a career high 29, 21 in the second half.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston hit a three to put Duke up 43-30. Liston lead all scorers with a career high 29, 21 in the second half.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Chelsea Douglas credited with the blocked shot, stopping Elizabeth Williams' fast break  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Chelsea Douglas credited with the blocked shot, stopping Elizabeth Williams' fast break
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

Link to this Photo Liston running the Duke offense  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston running the Duke offense
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Haley Peters drives past Dearica Hamby  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Haley Peters drives past Dearica Hamby
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson - WAKE Players: #33 Asia Williams
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
 
WAKE Tags: #33 Asia Williams
Link to this Photo Foul on Elizabeth Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Foul on Elizabeth Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

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Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray back on the Duke bench, knee immobilized  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray back on the Duke bench, knee immobilized
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Chelsea Douglas scores the second of back-to-back threes, cutting Duke's lead from 11 to five  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Chelsea Douglas scores the second of back-to-back threes, cutting Duke's lead from 11 to five
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: Head Coach Jen Hoover
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Link to this Photo The intensity of Haley Peters  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
The intensity of Haley Peters
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Physical play inside  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Physical play inside
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Douglas cuts it to three  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #2 Alexis Jones - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Douglas cuts it to three
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #2 Alexis Jones
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Walker boards a Duke miss  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Walker boards a Duke miss
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker
Link to this Photo Duke D parts for Douglas as she ties the game at 54  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Duke D parts for Douglas as she ties the game at 54
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

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Link to this Photo A huge layup for Tricia Liston gives Duke the lead back, 56-54  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
A huge layup for Tricia Liston gives Duke the lead back, 56-54
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Lid back on the basket for Williams but Duke still up by 2  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #21 Sandra Garcia
Lid back on the basket for Williams but Duke still up by 2
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #21 Sandra Garcia
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams attacks, her back to back hoops gave Duke a six point cushion  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams attacks, her back to back hoops gave Duke a six point cushion
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Walker takes Peter with a spin move to score, 61-57 Duke with 7:57 left  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Walker takes Peter with a spin move to score, 61-57 Duke with 7:57 left
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker
Link to this Photo Rejection by Walker leads to the under 8 media break, Duke up 61-57  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker
Rejection by Walker leads to the under 8 media break, Duke up 61-57
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker
Link to this Photo Chelsea Gray in good spirits on the Duke bench  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea Gray in good spirits on the Duke bench
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

Link to this Photo Liston puts Duke up 64-57, the calm before the storm  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston puts Duke up 64-57, the calm before the storm
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Duke assistant Al Brown sets the Duke press  - Duke Tags: Al Brown
Duke assistant Al Brown sets the Duke press
 
Duke Tags: Al Brown

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Link to this Photo A miss by Jones led to a Duke shot clock violation  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
A miss by Jones led to a Duke shot clock violation
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Link to this Photo Now down just five, Wake did not panic  - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Now down just five, Wake did not panic
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Key sequence: Wells tries to tie up Douglas  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Key sequence: Wells tries to tie up Douglas
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Key Sequence: Peters tries to tie up Douglas  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Key Sequence: Peters tries to tie up Douglas
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

Link to this Photo Key Sequence: Douglas wrests the ball free  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Key Sequence: Douglas wrests the ball free
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Key Sequence: On the outlet pass from a nearly tied-up Chelsea Douglas, Lakevia Boykin ties the game at 64  - WAKE Players: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Key Sequence: On the outlet pass from a nearly tied-up Chelsea Douglas, Lakevia Boykin ties the game at 64
 
WAKE Tags: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Link to this Photo Wake bench celebrates  - WAKE Players: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Wake bench celebrates
 
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Link to this Photo Well guarded inside, Haley Peters spots Richa Jackson open on the wing  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Well guarded inside, Haley Peters spots Richa Jackson open on the wing
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Richa Jackson strokes a trey, 67-64 Duke  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa Jackson strokes a trey, 67-64 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo Duke loses Chelsea Douglas, who missed this three, but Wake would board for a tying three from Boykin.  - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Duke loses Chelsea Douglas, who missed this three, but Wake would board for a tying three from Boykin.
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

Link to this Photo Jen Hoover calls the Wake defense with a tie game under 3:30  - WAKE Players: #13 Mykala Walker, Head Coach Jen Hoover
Jen Hoover calls the Wake defense with a tie game under 3:30
 
WAKE Tags: #13 Mykala Walker, Head Coach Jen Hoover
Link to this Photo Garcia fouled Williams, who made both for a 69-67 Duke lead  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Garcia fouled Williams, who made both for a 69-67 Duke lead
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - WAKE Players: #21 Sandra Garcia
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
WAKE Tags: #21 Sandra Garcia

Link to this Photo Tricia Liston drains her fifth three of the game, Duke leads 72-67 with 2:15 left  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston drains her fifth three of the game, Duke leads 72-67 with 2:15 left
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Jenna Frush reacts to Tricia Liston's three pointer, Sarah Smoak's reaction is a little more measured  - Duke Tags: #35 Jenna Frush
Jenna Frush reacts to Tricia Liston's three pointer, Sarah Smoak's reaction is a little more measured
 
Duke Tags: #35 Jenna Frush
Link to this Photo Haley Peters gets a key steal under two minutes  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Haley Peters gets a key steal under two minutes
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

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Link to this Photo Chelsea Douglas reaches in on Liston, sending her to the line for two  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - WAKE Players: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Chelsea Douglas reaches in on Liston, sending her to the line for two
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas
Link to this Photo Wake again patient on a late possession, running their offense  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - WAKE Players: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Wake again patient on a late possession, running their offense
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
WAKE Tags: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Link to this Photo Boykin, inexplicably all alone, sinks her third three of the game, it's 74-70 Duke with 1:25 left  - WAKE Players: #22 Lakevia Boykin
Boykin, inexplicably all alone, sinks her third three of the game, it's 74-70 Duke with 1:25 left
 
WAKE Tags: #22 Lakevia Boykin

Link to this Photo Garcia fouls Williams in the act.  Liz would make 1-2, Duke leads 75-70.  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - WAKE Players: #21 Sandra Garcia
Garcia fouls Williams in the act. Liz would make 1-2, Duke leads 75-70.
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
WAKE Tags: #21 Sandra Garcia
Link to this Photo Alexis Jones and Tricia Liston combined for six free throws in the final minute as Duke blanked Wake, making a close battle look like something else on the scoreboard.  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Alexis Jones and Tricia Liston combined for six free throws in the final minute as Duke blanked Wake, making a close battle look like something else on the scoreboard.
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Link to this Photo Duke wins 81-70, and in a nice display of sportsmanship, Dearica Hamby is first through the handshake line and finds Chelsea Gray on the Duke bench.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray - WAKE Players: #25 Dearica Hamby
Duke wins 81-70, and in a nice display of sportsmanship, Dearica Hamby is first through the handshake line and finds Chelsea Gray on the Duke bench.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
 
WAKE Tags: #25 Dearica Hamby

Link to this Photo Encouragement for Chelsea from Coach P as Gray heads back to the Duke locker room  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Encouragement for Chelsea from Coach P as Gray heads back to the Duke locker room
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Chelsea Douglas:
Chelsea Douglas: "We can score. Our offense is not the problem. It is just that we are inconsistent on the defensive end."
 
WAKE Tags: #5 Chelsea Douglas

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Link to this Photo Jen Hoover:
Jen Hoover: "I am so proud of this team today."
 
WAKE Tags: Head Coach Jen Hoover
Link to this Photo Coach P on Chelsea Gray's dislocated knee:
Coach P on Chelsea Gray's dislocated knee: "...team doctors can't see right now whether there is any ligament damage. We do know she will be out for the regular season regardless of what the MRI shows."
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams:
Elizabeth Williams: "Anyone can miss shots but defense is a mindset so I tried to get my hand on a lot of balls. Offensively I would post up even harder and try to get to the boards."
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Coach P:
Coach P: "Tricia and Elizabeth were so critical for us by doing what they do and doing it with great confidence and poise in a tough situation. I think it was a huge test of our team's resilience and I think we passed it with flying colors"
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston:
Tricia Liston: "One thing I think we did well was we stayed in our heads. We didn't get out of ourselves. I think our execution down the stretch as well as our poise was really big for us."
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston


 

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