Duke Women Top Virginia, 83-62
Dec. 5, 1999
DURHAM (AP) – Georgia Schweitzer scored a career-high 24 points Sunday tolead four players in double figures as No. 22 Duke beat Virginia 83-62.
Peppi Browne had 15 points, Lauren Rice a season-high 14 and Sheana Mosch 13for Duke (6-1 overall, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which has won 17straight conference games at home.
It was Duke’s second largest margin ever against Virginia, exceeded only bya 93-66 home win in 1998.
Schweitzer scored 13 points in the final 8:28 of the first half to help Duketake a 41-23 halftime lead.
The closest the Cavaliers could get the rest of the way was 63-52, on abaseline jumper by Chalois Lias with 8:27 to play.
Virginia missed nine of its last 11 shots from the floor, while the BlueDevils sank 12 of their final 13 free throws.
LaRue had eight first-half points for Virginia, but sat out most of thefinal nine minutes of the half after picking up her second foul. In herabsence, Duke went on a 19-4 run that broke the game open, as Schweitzer hittwo 3-pointers.
Schweitzer finished the game shooting eight for 12 from the floor, makingfour of her five 3-point attempts.