No. 2 Duke is too much for BC


Published: Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
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Duke guard Monique Currie drives through Georgia Tech forward Kentrina Wilson, left, during the first half.

The Associated Press
BOSTON - Duke just couldn't be stopped in the second half.
Monique Curry scored 14 of her 20 points after halftime and the second-ranked Blue Devils shrugged off a slow start to beat No. 22 Boston College 66-52 on Saturday.
"Monique showed why she's the best player in the ACC and one of the best players in the nation," Duke coach Gail Goestenkors said. "She's a big-time player."
The Blue Devils (16-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) missed 20 of their first 25 shots and finished with their lowest scoring total this season. They beat Georgia Tech 67-59 Wednesday.
"I guess, at times, it was frustrating because our offense wasn't going," said Currie, who went 5-for-6 from the floor after the break. "We weren't taking our time and getting good shots."
Currie got untracked early in the second half, connecting on a pair of 3-pointers 3:20 apart.
"That's why she's a great player," BC coach Cathy Inglese said. "She comes in at the end of games and does what's necessary."
  • NO. 7 CONNECTICUT 70, ST. JOHN'S 53: Charde Houston scored eight of her 16 points in the final six minutes to lead host Connecticut over St. John's.
    The seventh-ranked Huskies (15-2, 5-0 Big East) leaned on Houston late in the game after the Red Storm rallied from 11 points down to get within a point with 11:11 left. Houston dominated inside with eight straight points in a 17-2 run to close out the game.
    The Red Storm, who had their four-game win streak snapped, were held to one basket in the final 7:11. St. John's (13-3, 3-2) is out to its best start in league play in seven years but remain winless against the Huskies in the last 22 meetings.
  • NO. 10 RUTGERS 63, SETON HALL 41: Michelle Campbell scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half to lead host Rutgers over Seton Hall. Matee Ajavon had 13 points and seven assists for the Scarlet Knights (12-2, 4-0 Big East). Cappie Pondexter had 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting.
    Monique Blake led Seton Hall (5-10, 2-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Brittney Messina added 12 points.
  • NO. 11 DEPAUL 84, VILLANOVA 75: Khara Smith led host DePaul with 24 points and 14 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season.
    Jenna Rubino earned her first double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Demons (16-1, 3-1 Big East). Allie Quigley added 17 points.
  • NO. 14 STANFORD 87, CALIFORNIA 75: Candice Wiggins made a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 33 points, leading host Stanford to its fifth straight win.
  • NO. 15 ARIZONA ST. 69, OREGON ST. 51:
    Freshman Kirsten Thompson had 15 points and eight rebounds and host Arizona State pulled away to win its second straight.
  • NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 85, OKLAHOMA ST. 51: Visiting Oklahoma matched its season-high with 13 3-pointers in a romp over Oklahoma State.
  • NO. 18 NEW MEXICO 62, WYOMING 39: Dionne Marsh scored 13 points and Abbie Letz and Brandi Kimble each added 10 to lead host New Mexico.
  • LOUISVILLE 61, NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 51: Jazz Covington led host Louisville with 21 points and 10 rebounds, handing Notre Dame its fourth loss in five games.
    Angel McCoughtry added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinals (12-3 overall, 3-1 Big East).
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