Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, December 6

Dec. 6, 2012

Williams Leads No. 4 Duke Past Georgia Tech 85-52

DURHAM, N.C. - Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke routed Georgia Tech 85-52 on Thursday night in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Chelsea Gray scored eight of her 13 points during a game-breaking stretch and Haley Peters added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (7-0, 1-0).

They never trailed and claimed their 35th straight victory over the Yellow Jackets (3-5, 0-1), shooting 46.7 percent, locking down on Tyaunna Marshall's teammates and forcing 22 turnovers.

No. 9 Maryland Tops Virginia, 79-55

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Tianna Hawkins had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Alyssa Thomas contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 9 Maryland opened defense of its Atlantic Coast Conference title with a 79-55 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.

Coming off a 15-point loss to No. 2 Connecticut, the Terrapins (5-2, 1-0) led by 16 at halftime and quickly expanded the margin to 25 points before coasting to the finish. Maryland limited the Cavaliers to 25 percent shooting and finished with a 50-39 rebounding advantage.

The Terrapins have won 13 of the last 16 games between the teams, including all three meetings last season. It was Maryland's most lopsided win in the series since a 27-point blowout in January 2007.