Duke knocks off No. 3 South Carolina behind 29 points from Greenwell
Duke wants to show it once again belongs among the elite teams in women’s basketball. Beating No. 3 South Carolina is a good way to prove it.
Rebecca Greenwell scored seven of her 29 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes, leading the Blue Devils past the Gamecocks 74-63 on Sunday.
Oderah Chidom added 15 points to help the Blue Devils (9-1) earn their first victory over a top-3 opponent since they knocked off No. 3 Ohio State in 2009.
Duke shot 50 percent and forced the Gamecocks (6-1) into a season-worst 19 turnovers, turning them into 28 points.
A’ja Wilson scored 18 points and Kaela Davis added 14 for South Carolina, which pulled to 66-60 on Bianca Cuevas-Moore’s 3-pointer with 1:41 left and immediately called timeout.
But the Gamecocks came out of that break and put six players on the court, earning them a technical foul. Greenwell hit two free throws with 1:40 remaining, and after Duke forced a stop, Kyra Lambert added two foul shots to push the Blue Devils’ lead to 70-60 with 1:05 remaining.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack (7-2) picked up a dominating 78-52 win over visiting North Florida on Sunday at Reynolds Coliseum.
The Pack took a 3-0 lead on a Miah Spencer 3-pointer 51 seconds into the contest and never once trailed or allowed the score to be tied following this opening basket. Spencer led all scorers with 14 pointsand was joined in double figures from Dominique Wilson (12), Ashley Williams (10) and Chelsea Nelson (10).
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were unable to secure their sixth victory in a row in taking a 70-63 loss on the road at Seton Hall on Sunday.
The loss drops the Demon Deacons to 6-2. They were in search of their sixth straight victory for the first time since 2009 and were riding their longest winning streak since the nonconference portion of the schedule during the 2014-15 season in December 2014.
St. Augustine’s: Junior Paulette Addison posted season highs of 13 points, 11 rebounds and two steals for the Falcons in an 81-60 loss to Clark Atlanta University on the final day of the Red & White Classic.
Addison scored six points during a six-minute stretch in the second quarter to help the Falcons gain their only lead at 29-28 after trailing 24-15 at the end of the first quarter, she finished the contest with her first double-double as a Falcon.
ECU: The Pirates never trailed Sunday in posting a 66-58 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore in a nonconference contest at the Minges Coliseum.
Bre McDonald scored a team-high 10 points for East Carolina while adding seven rebounds. Kristen Gaffney and Khadidja Toure notched eight points each.
Elon: The Phoenix had a chance to tie the score in the final seconds, but the host Georgetown Hoyas held on for the 77-74 victory on Sunday at the Verizon Center.
The Phoenix (6-2) had a 6-1 spurt to make it a three-point game with 16 seconds to go, but the Hoyas (5-4) denied Elon a chance to tie it and held on for the win.
Campbell: Shane Whitfield scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the camels to a 97-91 win over host The Citadel in the Holy City Hoops Classic Sunday at McAlister Field House. Whitfield scored 23 points in the second half and hit 9 of 15 from the floor.
Big South Conference scoring leader Chris Clemons added 27 points for the Camels (5-4), while freshman Cory Gensler, who played for Cary High, added a season-best 12 points and five assists. The Camels return to action Dec. 14 when they host UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m.
Track & Field
St. Augustine’s: Jumonne Exeter captured the men’s triple jump, as the foursome of Iris Robinson, Ade Hunter, Mylene Cannon and Marissa Gale won the women’s 4x400-meter relay at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic indoor track and field meet at the JDL Fast Track on Saturday.
The teams will not compete again until the 2017 season. The teams will be at the Liberty Kickoff which will be held Jan. 20-21 in Lynchburg, Va.
UNC: UNC senior Hayley Carter, Ohio State sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo and Georgia Tech junior Christopher Eubank each won singles matches on Sunday, leading the United States to a 4-1 victory over Russia in the Master’U BNP Paribas Finals in Marcq-En-Barouel, France. This serves as the United States’ sixth consecutive title in the international collegiate team competition.
Carter and UCLA freshman Ena Shibahara won in women’s doubles to clinch the United States’ seventh Master’U championship in the last eight years.
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