Black lifts Duke Women past Virginia Tech 57-52

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Chante Black registered her third straight double-double in ACC action to lead fourth-ranked Duke to a 57-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Friday night in Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.  Black notched 13 points and 14 rebounds in 34 minutes to lead Duke.

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Blue Devil Postgame Notes
Duke at Virginia Tech *  January 16, 2009

With The Duke Victory:
*       Joanne P. McCallie continued her best start in her 17 years as a head coach at 15-1.  Her previous best start was in 2004-05 as she guided Michigan State to a 12-1 mark.
*       Extended its win streak to 13 games.
*       Won the 10th straight game against Virginia Tech.
*       Joanne P. McCallie improved to 3-1 all-time against the Hokies.
Senior Chante Black
*       Posted double-figure scoring for the 16th straight game to open the season.  Is the only player in the ACC to score 10+ points in all of her teams games this season.
*       Notched her third straight double-double in ACC action with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
*       The double-double was the seventh this season and 24th of her career.
Senior Abby Waner
*       Did not play due to a sinus infection and coughing.
*       Missed her first game of the season and only the fifth of her career.
Senior Carrem Gay
*       Came off the bench in the first half and then started the second half, after scoring five points, notching two steals and two rebounds in 10 minutes.
*       Finished the game with seven points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Junior Bridgette Mitchell
*       Hit her career-best third three-pointer of the season.
*       Finished with five points and two rebounds.
Sophomore Karima Christmas
*       Made her first career start.
*       Had nine points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocked shot in 23 minutes.
*       Hit 12 out of her last 18 field goals.
Sophomore Jasmine Thomas
*       Struggled shooting from the field as she went 0-of-10 field goals.
Junior Keturah Jackson
*       Led Duke with three steals.
Freshman Kathleen Scheer
*       Hit 2-of-3 three-pointers marking the second-most three-pointers in a single game this year and a career best in ACC action.
Other Duke Notes:
*       All four three-pointers were made by the Blue Devil bench.
*       Nine different Blue Devils scored.
*       Totaled only one player in double-figure scoring for the first time this season.
*       Hit 4-of-5 free throws in the final 22 seconds of the game.
*       Had 28 turnovers which was a season high against ACC opponents.
*       Held a 23-8 advantage in bench points.
*       Outrebounded its opponent, 39-35, and has outrebounded 14 of 16 opponents this season.
*       Coach P improved to 24-3 when holding opponents to under 40.0 percent from the field (30.9).
*       Hit 45.7 percent from the field, which is the highest against an ACC opponent this season.
*       Duke will next travel to N.C. State on Monday, Jan. 19 for a 5:00 p.m., contest in Raleigh, N.C.